A casualty has been Canada’s plummeting international scientific reputation. No wonder our scientists express desperation from the trenches.
Conservatives and Liberals have campaigned on countless promises since their parties’ inceptions and henceforth failed to implement many of said promises once entrusted with power by voters at the polls. Despite this sobering reality, for whatever reason, we just keep going back for more and idiotically anticipating something different.
One in five Canadians will experience a mental health issue over the course of a year.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper can easily rely on a solid core of 25 per cent to 30 per cent of the Canadian electorate that is solidly behind him and the Conservative message.
'If Ottawa wants to reclaim its position of leadership in the Canadian federation, it will need to put forward a clear 21st-century vision for what its role and responsibilities will be,' writes Zach Paikin.
'Affordable housing is an enormous challenge—but it’s solvable if there is political will to do so,' writes Senator Art Eggleton.
We must define our national interest. We have very real responsibilities to maintain our extensive coastlines with much better communications, monitoring and we must equip an agile military to assist in global hot spots, writes Elizabeth May.
Yet the real economic challenges facing the Ontario economy are getting scant attention from the three major parties—and surprisingly, less from the NDP and Liberals than from the Conservatives when it comes to the all-important manufacturing sector.
Last time around, Ryan Leef beat Larry Bagnell by a whisker, assisted by the unpopularity of the Liberal gun registry, the unpopularity of Michael Ignatieff, and the popularity of the Green candidate.
Watching the usually bold Stephen Harper scramble to deal with the refugee crisis is to be one of the most intractable and complex issues he has had to deal with.
Canada can continue to contribute to the sustained global demand for hydrocarbon and petrochemical products and simultaneously make major reductions in North America’s greenhouse gas emissions through expanded trade in low- carbon electricity.
Our next government needs to take the important step of standardizing home health care across Canada, one of the most effective ways to keep our seniors healthy.
Political parties’ candidates need to be asked in all-candidate meetings or debates a central question: If elected who would gain what benefits from what is being proposed? And who would bear what costs, and risks, and why?
Why are there only cardboard signs from hand-picked audiences standing behind Stephen Harper at today’s Conservative rallies? Why no Preston Mannings or Joe Clarks standing nearby to lend the current leader a hand?
Syria is clearly in dire need of peace and Syria’s women have a role to play. Let us push for the implementation of UNSC Resolution 1325 in Syria. Let us empower Syria’s women, and let us help them lead the way towards peace in their country.