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Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: mirror images?

Concerns over anti-Semitism and Islamophobia are legitimate. Both touch identity, reflect respective histories, and have basis in fact.

Why is Canada telling our trade partners that we can ignore our environmental laws?

Once again, the federal government is making the mistake of thinking the public interest is perfectly aligned with the oil industry’s interest.

Ontario’s economy still struggling

Ontario’s economy still struggling
When Ontario’s economy is hard hit, the country is in trouble. Hard-hit it has been and struggling it still is.

Leadership at all levels needed to get energy economy functioning

Leadership at all levels needed to get energy economy functioning
A lot has happened in the last couple of months that throws a blanket of uncertainty over Canada’s energy economy.

How Harper started us on path to decline

How Harper started us on path to decline
During Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s time in office: education rankings declined, infrastructure rankings declined, innovation rankings declined, R&D rankings declined and competitiveness rankings declined. A look at the statistics reveals some alarming trends.

Does anyone own a country’s internet top-level domain name?

A U.S. lawsuit case could have a significant impact on global internet governance while also answering the question of who—if anyone—owns a country’s top-level domain.

Oilsands economic contribution greater than we think

The role of oilsands is more significant than the two per cent of GDP figure, $32-billion, that is often put forth from Statistics Canada.

How a 20-year-old patent application could upend Canada’s biggest trade deal

How a 20-year-old patent application could upend Canada’s biggest trade deal
If the pharmaceutical giant succeeds, it will have effectively found a mechanism to override the Supreme Court of Canada and hold Canadian taxpayers liable for hundreds of millions in damages in the process. The cost to the health-care system could be enormous as the two Eli Lilly patents may be the proverbial tip of the iceberg and claims from other pharmaceutical companies could soon follow.

Canada’s continuing asbestos scandal: science denied, workers exposed to harm

Canada’s continuing asbestos scandal:  science denied, workers exposed to harm
The Canadian government is decades behind other Western governments in protecting its citizens from asbestos.

Politicians must take manufacturing seriously

It’s remarkable that none of our political parties has tried to become the champion of manufacturing, given its vital importance to our future well being. They all seem to be interested in selling oil.

COLUMNS
Warren Kinsella, Karl Bélanger, Tim Powers

Adler made a mistake and he should have said so

Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE