Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014
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Aboriginal-government relations in Canada uncertain

Aboriginal-government relations in Canada uncertain

There has to be a new, enlightened approach whereby all parties work together for the greater good. Unfortunately, at this time, without transformative change in approach, or in leadership, this does not seem likely.



Bob Carty, a voice impossible to silence

Bob Carty and I had a 40-year friendship forged around solidarity with Latin America, love for music, and a yearning for a faith that does justice.

Climate action will be good for growth

Carbon pricing can create a powerful market for innovation and productivity.

Global economic opportunity important for Canada’s biotech sector

Industry and governments need to continue identifying gaps and working together to ensure Canada’s policy environment is as strategic and comprehensive as it needs to be.

International alignment needed to facilitate smooth trade of agricultural products

It’s important that the Government of Canada continue to advocate for aligned risk evaluations and decisions around the world, particularly with our key trading partners, to minimize unnecessary and costly trade disruptions.

Lack of fairness with overseas tax evasion: we pay the price

Our federal government must recognize that without a determined and effective effort to find and prosecute overseas tax cheats, there is no meaningful deterrent against this behaviour. The Australians have learned this lesson, and reaped the rewards. It is time for Canada to follow their lead.

Crowdsourcing dignity around the world to end cyberbullying

Crowdsourcing dignity around the world to end cyberbullying
In support of Global Dignity and the Less More campaign, the leading international peacebuilding organization, Interpeace, launched its own globally—crowdsourced #peace campaign on PlayMC2 during the ‘Geneva Peace Talks’ at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 19, 2014.

Canada needs to act now on climate change, follow U.S. lead

Canada needs to act now on climate change, follow U.S. lead
The time has come to accelerate the transition towards a low carbon society ensuring that the next generation of Canadians can inherit a productive economy with high social well-being standards, live in sustainable cities and enjoy Canada’s unique wildlife, pristine lakes and ice-capped mountains. For that world to be ours tomorrow, we must act now.

Canada needs to act now on climate change, follow U.S. lead

Canada needs to act now on climate change, follow U.S. lead
The time has come to accelerate the transition towards a low carbon society ensuring that the next generation of Canadians can inherit a productive economy with high social well-being standards, live in sustainable cities and enjoy Canada’s unique wildlife, pristine lakes and ic-capped mountains. For that world to be ours tomorrow, we must act now.

Platform paradox: does Justin Trudeau need one now?

Platform paradox: does Justin Trudeau need one now?
Justin Trudeau should give himself all of the platform flexibility he can get going into 2015.

Canada needs to act now on climate change, follow U.S. lead

The time has come to accelerate the transition towards a low carbon society ensuring that the next generation of Canadians can inherit a productive economy with high social well-being standards, live in sustainable cities and enjoy Canada’s unique wildlife, pristine lakes and ice-capped mountains. For that world to be ours tomorrow, we must act today.

CETA will provide extended protection for pharmaceutical innovators

We will continue to engage in issues and opportunities in Canadian biotechnology that support creating jobs and growth while improving the quality of life of Canadians.

Government docs raise disturbing questions about demands for subscriber information

While major telecom companies such as Rogers and Telus have adjusted their policies in response to the decision, newly released documents reveal that the government’s approach to subscriber information requests remains wildly inconsistent.

Minister Fantino: less back patting and more action, please

We need to hear much less about those veterans who don’t need our help and focus upon fixing the system comprehensively for those disabled veterans and their families who desperately need our help. A barrage of propaganda will fail to make the disabled veterans’ lives better.

COLUMNS

Warren Kinsella, Karl Bélanger, Tim Powers

We’re in for a ferocious period of politics

Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Parliament Buildings' multi-billion-dollar renovation and construction: in photographs, by Liban Mohamed Sept. 23, 2014

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

Third year civil engineering student, Liban Mohamed, a co-op student with Public Works this summer, tweeted this photo from the West Block. This is the excavation work to construct the West Block's portion of the new underground Visitors' Welcome Centre.

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

Workers loading a fixture onto a construction elevator destined to top a chimney on the West Block's Mackenzie Tower.

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

The secret staircase inside the Mackenzie Tower is named after Alexander Mackenzie, Canada's second prime minister. Mackenzie, whose office was in West Block, was apparently leery of lobbyists and used the secret staircase as an escape route.

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

Copper roofing and metal vents near the top of the West Block's Mackenzie Tower, named after Alexander Mackenzie, Canada's second prime minister and first Liberal prime minister. Mackenzie, who was in office from 1873 to 1878, had his office in West Block. The Mackenzie Tower, the building's tallest tower, also to be completely dismantled and rebuilt as part of the restoration work.

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

Small copper-rimmed windows set to be installed on the West Block's Mackenzie Tower. The West Block is one of four Parliament Buildings under construction as part of the Public Works' multi-billion-dollar rehabilitation project. It's expected to cost $2.64-billion by 2018. West Block's renovation is expected to cost $863-million and is expected to be completed in 2018.

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

A worker wearing rubber gloves for protection is pictured cleaning West Block masonry with a toothbrush.

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

A rooftop view of the West Block's courtyard, which is currently being excavated for construction of the $115-million glass-domed infill that will be the temporary home to the House Chamber beginning in 2018.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE