The government's national security bill is an important attempt to counter potential threats while maintaining public trust in Canada's spy agencies.
A man smokes marijuana on Parliament Hill during 4/20 festivities on April 20 this year. The House Health Committee is getting to work early in September on legislation that legalizes cannabis. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The bill has already passed second reading in the House, and the government is hoping to have it in effect by July 1, 2018.
Let’s cut to the chase: Patrice Dutil's book Prime Ministerial Power in Canada: Its Origins under Macdonald, Laurier, and Borden is for people who are fascinated with historical minutiae about Canadian political and government executives from years ago. If you like reading biographies of Canadian prime ministers, or enjoy finding nuggets such as how the Treasury Board was created, you will like Prime Ministerial Power in Canada.
Modern death has become a wrenching political dilemma, one that grows more pressing as the population ages. A Good Death confronts our fears about dying, our struggle for meaning, and our dread of being trapped by voracious medical technology in a nightmare world that has abandoned caring in pursuit of curing, no matter the cost or the suffering to patients and their families. A Good Death asks the tough question none of us can avoid: How do we want to die?