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.
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.
Other opportunities for change exist in the air sector, in urban transit, highway funding and more commercialization and privatization of government transport entities.
The CAF must focus on capability that is rapidly deployable and seen as a valued, relevant contribution to its friends and allies.
When it comes to employment and social inclusion for persons with disabilities, social enterprise can be part of the solution.
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.
Now that Access Commissioner Suzanne Legault has come out with fairly complex and technical proposals, Treasury Board President Tony Clement in an election year may be in no hurry to touch her belated proposals.
The policy will be in place for decades and will be difficult to change once businesses and households have adjusted to it.
As competent as Jeffrey Davidson may be, the government has not given him the tools necessary to be an effective regulator of the extractive sector. The proper role of the CSR counsellor deserves further study by government and industry.
National pharmacare is about improving patient access, care and outcomes, as well as affordability.
Take heart, enraged Canadians: the Senate will now indeed be killed off, and justly so. And it will be killed off not by us, but by the Senators themselves.
It’s long past time we demanded our MPs take action and fix this rotted system.
Three weeks ago, the Conservative government announced it opposes Bill C-356, a bill for a national dementia strategy introduced by NDP MP Claude Gravelle.
While we are rightly focused on the one per cent in income distribution, we should also pay much more attention to the 52 per cent of young Canadians whose future life prospects are in doubt.
The Harper government’s pursuit of its odious Secret Police Act is just another chapter in the most throughgoing, and massive social engineering project in the history of the country.
Joe Friday begins his tenure with low expectations in an office that has itself been remonstrated for gross mismanagement.