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CRTC should reconsider Super Bowl advertising rules for Canadians

CRTC should reconsider Super Bowl advertising rules for Canadians

The CRTC’s misguided solution to quell consumer sentiment is simply offside. Carving the Super Bowl out as an exemption to its simultaneous substitution policy, no matter how well-meaning, is an overreaction, says the Association of Canadian Advertisers.



Momentum is building for farm animal welfare

Treating animals better makes good business sense, writes Mercy For Animals' Krista Hiddema.

TPP threatens to worsen inequality

TPP threatens to worsen inequality
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement's non-trade rules ensure that those with the most capital now can protect their position, at the expense of economic development opportunities for the poor and the middle class, and of the environment.

To fix Canada’s anaemic foreign policy, we must return to nation-building

To fix Canada’s anaemic foreign policy, we must return to nation-building
If Canada wants to pack a punch on the global stage, then it needs to make up for the hard power it lacks by gaining an edge in other departments, writes Zach Paikin.

Canada must maintain pressure on Iran

Canada must maintain pressure on Iran
Diplomatic pressure and economic sanctions proved effective in bringing Iran to the negotiating table on the nuclear file and are the best way to impel Iranian compliance on multiple fronts, writes Shimon Fogel.

Economy will dominate the political landscape for rest of Liberal mandate

Economy will dominate the political landscape for rest of Liberal mandate
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau believes he can have it both ways: tinker a bit with some neo-Keynsian policies of intervention but stay in the big boys club and avoid Bay Street condemnation by signing the TPP. Unfortunately, it simply doesn’t work that way.

A New Deal for federal-provincial-territorial relations

A New Deal for federal-provincial-territorial relations
While the relationship between the federal government and the provinces and territories has never been more important, it has probably also never been so complex given the multi-layered and in some cases difficult issues facing all governments in Canada.

Health ministers must spend smarter and negotiate wiser

Health ministers must spend smarter and negotiate wiser
Why the new Health Accord could be Trudeau’s most significant achievement

Concerns about a so-called retirement income 'crisis' overblown

Concerns about a so-called retirement income 'crisis' overblown
A CPP expansion would be a blunt solution to a narrow and largely subjective issue, say Philip Cross and Sean Speer.

Canada can learn a thing or two from Scotland on electoral reform

Canada can learn a thing or two from Scotland on electoral reform
The mixed member system enhances grassroots democracy—the ability of the average citizen to participate in the democratic process on a day-to-day basis. What’s more, it ensures local representation and balances out regional interests both at the same time. Thus, it would fit the political requirements of a diverse, federal country such as Canada.

Health care problems structural, not financial

Health care problems structural, not financial
Throwing more money to provinces for health care may be counterproductive, says Carleton University professor Allan Maslove.

Many Canadians struggle to put food on the table, five things about food insecurity in Canada

Many Canadians struggle to put food on the table, five things about food insecurity in Canada
Food Banks Canada recently estimated food bank use for a 12-month period at 1.7 million people, yet the number of food insecure individuals living in Canada is more than double this estimate.

Five ways we can reduce suicides in Canada

Why a suicide prevention strategy needs to include injury prevention

COLUMNS






Cory Hann, Ian Wayne, Tisha Ashton, and Camille Labchuk

'The dollar continues to dip. Should Canadians be concerned?'

Warren Kinsella, Karl Bélanger, Tim Powers

We’re getting into final stages of an election

Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Bluesky Strategy hosts Hillites, local politicos for drinks at Beckta Feb. 1, 2016

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Great Work Systems' Jen Hunter, Bluesky's Elizabeth Gray-Smith, and CMA's Kristen Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Attendees at the Tuesday, Jan. 27 event filled the glass atrium of the Performance Court Building adjoining to the back of Beckta restaurant on Elgin Street. A DJ was playing upbeat tunes all evening.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal MP Scott Simms and Bluesky's Raphael Brass.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bluesky's Susan Smith, CHEO CEO Alex Munter, Bluesky's Elizabeth Gray-Smith, and CMA's Kristin Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

NSERC President Mario Pinto talking to Phil Fontaine, former AFN national chief.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

NDP National Director Karl Bélanger.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bruce Heyman speaking with Huawei's Scott Bradley, and Liberal transition head Peter Harder.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal MP Kim Rudd talks to Huffington Post Canada's Althia Raj.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Director of Communications to the House Speaker, Heather Bradley.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bluesky Strategy's Codie Taylor, and Emily Smith in behind.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Kyle Harrietha, left, a staffer to Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Mike Storeshaw, director of media relations to interim Conservative Party Leader Rona Ambrose.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Dentons' Scotty Greenwood.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki Heyman, Jen Hunter, and CMA's Kristin Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Reuters bureau chief Randall Palmer, Carleton journalism professor Allan Thompson, and The Hill Times editor Kate Malloy.

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