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Iran's rhetoric on nuclear deal shows ambitions as regional power

It is only natural that a country with such advantages would seek to project power and influence throughout its regional context and outflank its rivals, writes Michael Bonner.

'Big Ottawa' of years past gone but not too late to visualize a 'Big Canada'

'Big Ottawa' of years past gone but not too late to visualize a 'Big Canada'
Harper’s abuse of Parliament, done in part through centralizing power around the Prime Minister’s Office, is designed in part to alienate Canadians from federal politics and reduce Ottawa’s perceived legitimacy, thus curtailing federal power and influence in Canada, argues Zach Paikin.

Oliver balances economic and political realities in 2015 budget

Oliver balances economic and political realities in 2015 budget
In the months leading up to the fall election, the economy is unquestionably the most important single issue for all voters. ENsight Canada’s Election Monitor Survey indicates that more than three-quarters of Canadians identified a balanced budget as an urgent or important priority.

Behind government’s multi-million dollar budget gift to recording industry

Behind government’s multi-million dollar budget gift to recording industry
The government has characterized the reforms as good for the Canadian economy, yet the opposite would appear to be true.

Access to information regime slipping into irrelevance?

Access to information regime slipping into irrelevance?
The time has come for the minister responsible for the administration of the act to have the auditor general conduct a system audit of the structure, machinery and performance of the ATI regime as well as the management and operation of the OIC organization as so to curb the current downwards slide of the ATI regime to irrelevance.

Canada needs a ‘health-in-all-polices’ approach to poverty

Canada needs a ‘health-in-all-polices’ approach to poverty
Nothing worth doing is ever easy. Improving health and well-being by addressing poverty using a HiAP approach will take hard work. It will take cooperation and negotiation. It will mean that those with decision-making powers in Canada will have to make the right choices.

In the beginning, it was all about science, now it’s all about politics

Arctic Council with a noble mandate focused on ‘sustainable development and environmental protection.’ Yet, in the last two decades the council has produced little in the form of actionable achievements to protect the Arctic environment.

Investing in research to fuel innovation is more essential than ever, says former Cabinet minister

Investing in research to fuel innovation is more essential than ever, says former Cabinet minister
Research fuels innovation. Innovation—harnessing the market potential of new ideas—drives productivity. Productivity is key to competitiveness which, in turn, determines our standard of living and ultimately our quality of life.

Recognizing differences between animal health and welfare

Recognizing differences between animal health and welfare
By launching a federally-coordinated national strategy to improve welfare on Canadian farms, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz could give industries the tools they need to shine on the global stage.

A new train of thought: rail regulation in context

Other opportunities for change exist in the air sector, in urban transit, highway funding and more commercialization and privatization of government transport entities.

How to create fair employment opportunities for people with disabilities

When it comes to employment and social inclusion for persons with disabilities, social enterprise can be part of the solution.

COLUMNS

Warren Kinsella, Karl Bélanger, Tim Powers

We’re getting into final stages of an election

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, May 4, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Famous 5 Ottawa recognizes Wynne as a nation builder May 1, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne arriving at the NAC on Thursday, April 30, 2015. She was being recognized as a nation builder by Famous 5 Ottawa.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Premier Wynne making a grand entrance to a standing ovation of Hill women on Thursday, April 30.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson going in for a handshake with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Famous 5 Ottawa's founding chair Isabel Metcalfe and Malini Giridhar, vice-president of gas supply and business development at Enbridge. Ms Wynne joins a growing list of women who have been recognized for their leadership and courage in advancing equality.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Maclean's journalists Paul Wells and Michael Petrou.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE