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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.

New Veterans Charter: marking time and where to from here?

New Veterans Charter: marking time and where to from here?
The Harper government needs to be up front with veterans and Canadians and explain why it has chosen to take only half measures for a number of the recommendations.

No, but yes, military intervention in the new era: implications for Canadian Armed Forces

No, but yes, military intervention in the new era: implications for Canadian Armed Forces
The CAF must focus on capability that is rapidly deployable and seen as a valued, relevant contribution to its friends and allies.    

COLUMNS

Warren Kinsella, Karl Bélanger, Tim Powers

We’re getting into final stages of an election

Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Bottoms up at Hy's post-budget soirée April 27, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Trudeau advisers Gerald Butts, left, Robert Asselin, Ekos pollster Frank Graves, Postmedia News' Stephen Maher, consultant Andrew Balfour and National Post's John Ivison.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CTV's Mercedes Stephenson and Rob Rosenfeld of the U15-Group of Canadian Research Universities.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Finance Minister and man of the hour, Joe Oliver, arriving in his New Balance sneakers.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Health Minister Rona Ambrose's Director of Communications Cailin Rogers and Policy Director Trina Morisette with Greenbridge's Sheefra Brisbin.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Joseph Finkle, consultant at National Public Relations, and Navigator Consultant Will Stewart.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

House Speaker Andrew Scheer and his chief of staff Kenzie Potter.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Greenbridge's Patrick Dion and Sheefra Brisbin.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Finance Canada Economist Heather Kay, Canadian Chamber of Commerce's Mary-Anne Carter, Gillian Frackelton, special assistant to Vicki Heyman, Kristina Martin of Capital Comms Group, and Bluesky Strategies' Shannon Donnelly.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal speechwriter Colin Horgan and Global's Laura Stone.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Deputy Chief of Staff in the PMO Howard Anglin.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Treasury Board President Tony Clement.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal Senator Dennis Dawson.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Nanos Principal and Strategist Greg Weston.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

RX&D Lobbyist Sarah Douglas and The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello and Bea Vongdouangchanh.

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