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OPINION > OPINION PIECES
Islam needs leadership to confront extremism

  
How the copyright rules in the Canada-EU trade deal became a ‘Made in Canada’ solution

  
Why Canada’s Middle East policy is consistent and non-partisan

  
Stephen Harper’s Record as an Economic Manager

  
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.


  
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.


  
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.


  
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.


  
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.


  
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.


  
Canada needs a federal farm animal welfare strategy now

  
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.


  
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

The Canadian government is decades behind other Western governments in protecting its citizens from asbestos.


  
Spinning a new tune: what the recording industry isn’t saying about Canada’s internet streaming royalties

The recording industry has changed its tune, claiming the Copyright Board’s decision will ‘undermine the business environment.’


  
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.


  
Senate’s future is all behind it: Patrick Boyer

As Senators now realize, a Question Period in the Senate is manifestly ‘a waste of time’ because nothing whatsoever about the Upper House pertains to accountability.


  
Come back with a warrant: how the Supreme Court upended the government’s Lawful Access Bill

The change in policy, which should ultimately be mirrored by all Canadian providers, will have a massive impact on how law enforcement operates and on the privacy of millions of Canadians.


  
Why are military sex-based crimes under jurisdiction of military?

The external review of sexual assault in the military should recommend a return of Sec. 70 of the NDA to its pre-1998 wording.


  
Canada’s Judge Advocate General a product of a bygone era: Michel Drapeau

Canada has taken steps to further empower its penal military justice system instead of eliminating the unnecessary derogations to the common law.


  

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.

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