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It’s a tough new world out there, Canada needs to reinvent itself

It’s a tough new world out there, Canada needs to reinvent itself

Much more is needed because, nationwide, we still lag both in innovation and in making the shift from a North American fixation to a global focus.



Is there any reason to celebrate this Earth Day?

Is there any reason to celebrate this Earth Day?
‘Limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of GHGs,’ says Thomas Stocker, co-chair of the IPCC’s Working Group.

Integrity commissioner Dion should be replaced

Integrity commissioner Dion should be replaced
If there is ever to be a possibility of a regime helping people, the Integrity Commissioner’s Office needs a compassionate person who’s interested in helping and aiding people.

Harper’s (Un)Fair Elections Act could spark voter surge

Harper’s (Un)Fair Elections Act could spark voter surge
While many in those communities have found little reason to go to the polls given the slim likelihood of any change in their lives, no one likes to be told what they can and can’t do—especially when it comes to rights. For the people targeted by Harper for disenfranchisement, the 2015 election could be purely about democracy itself.

Veterans bang heads against Parliamentary, bureaucratic wall

Veterans bang heads against Parliamentary, bureaucratic wall
The government is clearly not holding up its end of the bargain on veterans.

Opportunities for youth abroad: bolstering Canada’s global economic position

By following Brazil’s example and supporting Canadians to study abroad and to gain hands-on international experience in a research or in an industry setting related to their field of study, we can address two major priorities for Canada: better preparing our young people for careers in a global economy, and enhancing our linkages with key trade partners.

Voting is a right, not a privilege

Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre is ramming through Parliament a bill called the ‘Fair Elections Act’ that seems to be anything but fair and could disenfranchise 520,000 voters.

No one will be untouched by climate change

No one will be untouched by climate change
Scientists, world leaders, business people speak with one voice.

Cheaper and cleaner, Canada needs higher ethanol blends

Cheaper and cleaner, Canada needs higher ethanol blends
The federal and provincial governments should encourage pump turnover by using tax measures to aggressively depreciate the capital outlay required to update today’s fuel pumps for these modern blends.

Government takes decisive measures to address grain backlog

The federal government is doing this while ensuring we maintain the strong rail-based supply chain system that shippers need to compete in domestic, continental and offshore markets.

Passenger rail in Canada is in crisis

We need to overhaul the system for rail travel in Canada. We need to stop sabotaging VIA by the historical mistake of giving freight the ownership of tracks built through public investment.

COLUMNS
Warren Kinsella, Karl Bélanger, Tim Powers

Adler made a mistake and he should have said so

Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Former Liberal deputy prime minister Herb Gray dies at age 82: some photos from his life on the Hill April 22, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray, the former Liberal MP, Cabinet minister, and deputy prime minister, pictured here with his daughter Elizabeth Gray-Smith, died on Monday, April 21 at the age of 82. He served in Parliament of 39 years and was one of Canada's longest-serving MPs.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray and his former assistant Eugene Lang, pictured at a Hill reception.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray, pictured on his way to a U.S. Embassy's Fourth of July party in Ottawa. Mr. Gray may have not been in the House in his later years, but he regularly attended Hill-related receptions.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray at a menorah-lighting ceremony on the Hill.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured back in his Centre Block office when he was in government.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured in his Centre Block office, being interviewed by Bill Curry, who was a reporter for The Hill Times.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured in his Centre Block office back when he was in government.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured on the Hill posing for The Hill Times.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured on the Hill back when he was a Cabinet minister.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured on Parliament Hill.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray pictured with his wife, Sharon Sholzberg, on the Hill.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured in a Hill scrum.
The Hill Times file photograph
Jim Peterson and Herb Gray, pictured on a rainy day on the Hill.
The Hill Times file photograph
Jim Peterson and Herb Gray.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, centre, pictured with the late Liberal MP Shaughnessy Cohen, and Windsor Star Hill reporter Paul McKeague, during a Hill fire drill.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, who went esophagus cancer in 1996 and beat it, is pictured here in a Hill scrum.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured at a Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner on the Hill.
The Hill Times file photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured at the Lester B. Pearson Building in Ottawa on his way into a special Cabinet minister back when he was a Cabinet minister.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray, pictured in a Hill scrum. Allan Thompson, left, was a reporter with The Toronto Star, and Paul McKeague, pictured right behind Mr. Gray, was never far behind the MP from Windsor.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray in another Hill scrum.
The Hill Times file photograph
Herb Gray in his Centre Block office back when he was a Cabinet minister. He collected, framed, and hung up most of the editorial cartoons of himself in his Centre Block office.
The Hill Times file photo
Herb Gray and his many framed cartoons.
The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy
Herb Gray and his editorial cartoons, pictured in his Centre Block office.

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