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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.

Please don’t let this be the day the music died

Please don’t let this be the day the music died
In short, if the Copyright Board’s inadvertent devaluation of our music is widely adopted and spreads to other rights, we’re dead. Our homegrown Canadian music industry cannot survive this. We will shrivel and die.

Potential benefits of biomedicine, genomics-targeted health care to Canadians difficult to overstate

From new technologies that will enable doctors to prescribe the right medicine to the right person at the right time, to markedly enhanced cancer diagnostics, treatment and research, the transformation in health care is already in motion.

Reaching critical mass for commercialization

Canada has the foundation for a vibrant health sciences industry, but there remains a challenge in translating this world-class research into its full commercial potential, generating new medicines for patients, and realizing the full extent of resulting economic and societal benefits.

We need a multi-decade, sustained effort to move country in right direction

Politicians rarely think on those time scales, too often developing four-year policies that align with election dates. To survive changes in the government of the day, a comprehensive industrial strategy needs broad support across party lines and regional divides.

Who decided biotech was a technology winner?

After squandering billions on nuclear, the federal government, first under the Liberals and now under the Conservatives, have decided to shovel tens of millions into biotechnology.

Bumpy road for Trudeau, Mulcair, and Harper

Bumpy road for Trudeau, Mulcair, and Harper
The stage will be set during the next few months as we approach the call of the 2015 election, be it in the spring or the fall. The three parties have plenty of work to do to get ready, and at this stage no party has a lock on victory.

Liberals have inside track on final sprint to 2015

Liberals have inside track on final sprint to 2015
If an election were held today, the Liberals would win it. The Conservatives and NDP have a year to change that.

A successful society values its public goods, Oliver should understand that

A successful society values its public goods, Oliver should understand that
Next year’s $6.4-billion budget surplus will only be possible because of cutbacks and constraints in federal spending, with the Harper government deliberately choosing less growth and more unemployment now in order to have a surplus to finance an election-year budget.

COLUMNS

Warren Kinsella, Karl Bélanger, Tim Powers

We’re in for a ferocious period of politics

Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko came to Parliament Hill: Sept. 17, 2014 Sept. 22, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, pictured on Sept. 17, mingling with the crowd on Parliament Hill after addressed a joint session of Parliament in the House of Commons.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured on Sept. 17, 2014, waiting on Parliament Hill for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to arrive.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Lynne Yelich, minister of state for foreign affairs and consular affairs.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Wladyslaw Lizon, who represents Mississauga East-Cooksville, Ont., pictured on the Hill.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Ted Opitz, who represents Etobicoke Centre, Ont.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko walking down the red carpet.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, standing by as Mr. Poroshenko is honoured with a 21-gun salute.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reviews the military guard.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reviewing the military guard on Parliament Hill shortly after arriving on Sept. 17, 2014.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reviewing the military guard before going inside to address the joint Parliament in the House of Commons.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signs the House and Senate visitors' book while House Sgt.-At-Arms Kevin Vickers, Acting House Clerk Marc Bosc, House Speaker Andrew Scheer, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Senate Speaker Noel Kinsella stand by and watch.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Stephen Harper shake hands in the Commons Rotunda.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Supporters of Ukraine outside on the front steps of Parliament Hill, pictured Sept. 17, 2014.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

A woman, wearing sunflowers in her hair, stands on Parliament Hill holding a sign that reads, 'Democracy for Ukraine.'

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

More supporters, pictured Sept. 17, 2014.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

A young woman wearing the very colourful Ukrainian traditional dress.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Another young woman wearing Ukrainian traditional dress.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Embassy News photographer Sam Garcia.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservative Senator Raynell Andreychuk, Employment Minister Jason Kenney, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, pictured on Sept. 17 on Parliament Hill.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shakes a little girl's hand after she gave him flowers.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks to the crowd of supporters on Parliament Hill after addressing a joint session of Parliament in the House of Commons.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, surrounded by his security detail, steps down to join the front steps to get closer to the supporters on Parliament Hill.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko greets the crowd.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the crowd of well-wishers and supporters.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shakes another hand.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Earnscliffe Strategy Group's Yaroslav Baran.

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