On Feb. 22, in the aftermath of a ‘boring’ budget Thomas Mulcair’s NDP undertook a National Day of Action—a welcome idea that’s been long in coming and has the potential over time to be a political game changer.
For 50 years, veterans have largely permitted government to choose the game, dictate the rules, rig the arena, and select the players on the veterans’ team. If veterans allow this to continue, they should not be surprised that they score few, if any, goals.
What’s holding Canada back is a lack of adequate transportation infrastructure to get our goods to new high growth markets. Simply put, we need more rail, ports and pipelines to be able to get Canadian goods to overseas markets that are clamouring for them.
The federal budget missed the mark on dealing with the imminent climate crisis.
There is little doubt as to the good intentions of most veterans’ organizations in providing quotes to government. However, government has clearly been quite astute at using veterans’ good intentions to further a PR war that does little but says much about caring for veterans.
We could have done better in job creation over the past 12 to 18 months, for example, were it not for the Harper government’s determination to balance the budget before the next election.
The vast web of enterprises that encompass ports and airports need a new governance model that competes against global competitors.
The current opportunity to renegotiate the Columbia River Treaty between Canada and the United States has reignited debate about the need to renew our approach to transboundary water governance.
While there are those who believe we should be making whole-sale changes to the New Veterans Charter right now—in the ever-continuing debate about the decisions made by Parliament nearly 10 years ago—I believe we should let Parliament do its important work and to arrive at recommendations after careful study.
Chris Christie is an illustration of that vanishing political breed—a (sorta) liberal Republican elected in a 'blue' (Democratic) state but able to orchestrate productive action with Democrats. The New Jersey state Senate has 24 Democrats and 16 Republicans. There are 48 Democrats and 32 Republicans serving in the General Assembly.
The best evidence of this has been the decision to delay needed infrastructure investments that could strengthen economic growth and create jobs and to ignore the high levels of inequality in Canada.
Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino turns his back on vets.
There’s a move by the current Conservative government to reduce sick leave benefits for the rank-and-file public servants.
Budget indicates the government will use federal transfers in order to eliminate national standards in health care.
Laureen brings the movie treats: President of Les Films Séville Patrick Roy, Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, Public Safety Minister Steven Balney, Laureen Harper, Telefilm Canada chair Michel Roy, director Louise Archambault, producer Luc Déry and Christal Film president Christian Larouche.
Actor Alexandre Landry, director Louise Archambault, Telefilm chair Michel Roy, actress Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Christal Film president Christian Larouche, and President of Les Films Séville Patrick Roy.
Telefilm Canada chair Michel Roy and Laureen Harper and her bag of treats for the movie.
President of Les Films Séville Patrick Roy, actor Alexandre Landry, Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, actress Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Telefilm Canada's Michel Roy, Laureen Harper, director Louise Archambault, producer Luc Déry, and Christal Film president Christian Larouche.
Christal Film's Christian Larouche, NAC's Rosemary Thompson, Telefilm's Jean-Claude Mahe, and Les Films Seville's Patrick Roy.
Laureen Harper, director Louise Archambault, producer Luc Déry, and Christal Film president Christian Larouche.
Rogers Communications' Colette Watson and Heritage Minister Shelly Glover.
The two stars of the film Gabrielle, Alexandre Landry and Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, pose for a pic with Heritage Minister Shelly Glover.
Heritage Minister Shelly Glover and Gabrielle's director Louise Archambault pose for another.
Telefilm Canada's mini-designer cupcakes topped with the letter 'T' were a hit at the after party.
Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney and Telefilm Canada's Michel Roy.
David McArthur, chief of staff to Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, and Bluesky Strategy Group's Sandra Buckler.