Global warming is a global problem that requires strong national leadership. That is missing.
Taking climate change seriously inevitably means burning less fossil fuel on a global scale. Overall energy demand will grow much more slowly and fossil fuels, especially coal, will become less and less important in the overall mix.
Mark Carney is also one of a long line of Bank of Canada governors who have responded to the problems of the day and the satisfaction of helping Canada achieve an economic turnaround following the global financial crisis. For that, Canadians can be thankful.
The government of Canada has renewed the Roadmap for another five years, at comparable funding levels to the strategy’s predecessor.
We now know from numerous cases of wrongful convictions that this interrogation approach is not only cruel and unusual punishment, but that it also leads to the conviction of innocent people.
All the stakeholders realize the need for increased security in the Arctic caused by the rapid and unforeseen melting of the ice and the resulting increase in maritime access and human activity. The U.S. Coast Guard has reported that maritime traffic through the Northern Sea Route along the Russian Coast increased ten-fold between 2010 and 2012.
While there is more talk of corporate social responsibility than ever before, voluntary codes will simply not be enough to enforce equitable behaviour on the international stage—how to treat workers, those countries’ resources, indigenous peoples and their environment
We are aware that federal budgets and environmental funding is being cut, and that Parks Canada is under pressure to do more with less. Yet we also hear those in charge insisting they place the highest importance on protection of the land and water on which we all depend. The time has now come to see if the will exists to turn words into action.
Charles King was without pretense and had little time for the fatuous and self-important, but would go to great lengths to help those in need or who sought his assistance.
Don’t hold your breath. The real Justin Trudeau is the empty vessel interviewed by Peter Mansbridge, and that means the party is in the hands of the same hypocritical apparatchiks who wrote—and then casually betrayed—the rosy promises in Jean Chrétien’s 1993 Red Book. Welcome back to the future.
Liberals present a credible alternative in Justin Trudeau.
We should be working to ensure that workers everywhere have similar rights and protections for safe working conditions. Western governments, trade unions, and corporations can help.
The Confederation Hall is full of symbols and symbolism, most notably the magnificent architectural sculpture located around and above the arches in the Hall. Heraldic shields of provinces and provincial capitals, images of explorers, such as Champlain and Cartier.
Their failure to develop clear thinking on major policy issues has condemned millions of people to lost opportunities and poorer lives.
Canadians abhor terrorism and support the imposition of severe criminal sanctions against people accused of such crimes when they are duly convicted in a court of law. It should be troubling to all Canadians that politicians are prepared to jettison fundamental legal safeguards whenever it’s politically expedient to do so.
Harper chose crime as his centrepiece because it is so easy to scare members of the public about crime based on sensational media reports of the worst possible, but extremely rare, cases.