Friday, April 18, 2014
START A FREE TRIAL | SUBSCRIBE | LOG IN
Sign up for the free daily email


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.

The worst way to select candidates?

As much as we praise the ideal of local democracy, and resent the intrusion of party officials in what should be a local democratic process, there are times when the intervention of senior party officials is not only desirable, but also mandatory.

Young people need your support: don’t give up on us

Young people need your support: don’t give up on us
The employment programs that the federal, provincial and territorial governments have put into place for youth are much needed and should continue, especially for those of us who live in low-income communities and who face a lot of barriers.

Underwater noise harming marine animals

Underwater noise harming marine animals
Underwater noise can can drown out the calls marine animals use to communicate, the echolocation sounds they use to navigate and locate food, and the sound of predators.

COLUMNS
Warren Kinsella, Karl Bélanger, Tim Powers

Adler made a mistake and he should have said so

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, April 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A platter of smoked fish.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Seal hash martinis.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE