Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
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COPPS' CORNER
Why is Harper still spending so much political capital pounding Trudeau?

Notwithstanding polls to the contrary, Harper obviously believes Trudeau is his target.


  
Wedge politics of communism memorial may backfire

When you are annoying a key sector of your own voting base, there are no rewards at the ballot box.


  
Change is in the air, but which party will be seen as real agent?

Mulcair’s lead means he loses the element of surprise that worked so effectively for Jack Layton and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.


  
Canada mimicking slash-and-burn tactics in American politics

There is no way that Canadian taxpayers should be footing the bill for tax credits destined for advertising to trash opponents.


  
Why the blatant attempt to portray Michael Chan as a handmaiden of a foreign government?

If his name were MacKay or Baird, would Chan’s intentions have been subject to the same scrutiny?


  
Duceppe’s return means balancing act for Mulcair

Gilles Duceppe has been the most experienced opposition voice in the House of Commons, and his surgical strikes will be largely aimed at his real enemy in Quebec—the NDP.


  
Bad smell coming off FIFA financial dealings not unique to soccer

Most international sports organizations are beyond the scrutiny of any individual country. They make their own rules and then decide whether or not to follow them.


  
A GST cut will trump a cancer fight every time

There are a myriad of policy choices facing all political parties in the lead-up to the election. Preventing cancer should be a big one.


  
Killing consortium one more nail in the coffin of voter participation

The consortium did not preclude the introduction of new fora, including internet, Google, and YouTube formats. An end to the consortium guarantees that millions of ordinary Canadians will have less access to the content of political debates, not more.


  
Tax on tampons is not a small issue

Our government is pocketing $36-million a year through a tampon tax. Curiously, and unbeknownst to most, Viagra is tax exempt.


  
Tax on tampons is not a small issue

Our government is pocketing $36-million a year through a tampon tax. Curiously, and unbeknownst to most, Viagra is tax exempt.


  
Alberta election could have huge implications for federal race

Governments defeat themselves, and if enough people want a change, they need to rally around a single party that can deliver that change.


  
Oliver’s written bus stop ad campaign for opponents

One has to wonder about the intelligence quotient of a finance minister who would make jokes about the burden his actions were placing on future generations.


  
Justin’s no Pierre, and it’s not 1968

For Trudeau, the son, to succeed, he needs to chart a political path that is quite different from that of his father.


  
Duffy trial proves once again that all politics is local

Even aerial bombings and a finance minister’s plan to introduce a no-deficit law to Parliament were no match for the trials and tribulations of the avuncular television host cum Senator whose fall from political grace was nothing less than stunning.


  
Real Senate scandal? Senators who sit on private boards, it’s a huge conflict

Notwithstanding all Sen. Nancy Ruth’s good work, last week’s cheese outburst will sadly constitute her Senate legacy.


  
Politics: no other forum can so fundamentally change society

But the theme of politics lost is not new. Naysayers have abounded since the birth of democracy more than 1,000 years ago.


  
Starbucks launches long overdue national conversation on race relations in U.S.

  
This election won’t be pretty

Last week’s heated temperature was not the result of an isolated political mistake. It was a well-planned portent of things to come.


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, December 31, 1969
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
World Press Photo 15 exhibit premiere at the Canadian War Museum, July 22 July 24, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
A woman takes in the third prize for contemporary issues single photos by Italian photographer Fulvio Bugani. His series is called 'Waria: Being a Different Muslim.'
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Cees Cole, Netherlands ambassador to Canada.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
World Press Photo representative Noortje Gorter.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Photographer Chris Roussakis, Hill Times reporter Rachel Aiello, photographer Cynthia Münster and Hill Times online editor Bea Vongdouangchanh.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The music from these two string musicians flowed through the gallery all evening.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Jeanine DeVos taking in the exhibit.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums, with Silvie Morel.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Cynthia and Yves Bled.

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