Moral but pragmatic engagement should replace ideology as the public dialogue that shapes the Canada-China relationship.
Canada’s commonsensical solution to a historic refugee crisis after the Second World War proved beneficial to the displaced persons and to the countries that accepted them. There is nothing to say it could not work again.
Liberal and NDP policies to help the lower and middle classes are in fact complementary.
Two elected and empowered women from remarkably different backgrounds and opposing parties are using their respective voices in two different legislatures to persuade their colleagues to act, or think, differently than they may have in the past.
Preoccupation with planes, target dates and quotas is misplaced. As we prepare to welcome Syrian and Iraqi refugees to Canada with open arms, a coordinated and thoughtful process will allow for increased attention to humanitarian concerns.
My first concern is that shock over Paris will infuse so much anxiety into our deliberations that we will not act as generously or skillfully as we could.
It is the first chance for the government to start the heavy lifting needed to get Canada back on track after almost of decade of climate inaction.
The Prime Minister should also strengthen the federal whistleblower protection law and extend it to cover Cabinet ministers’ and MPs’ staff.
Ottawa’s new change agenda, together with the government’s pledge to work more collaboratively, bodes well for artists and cultural organizations wishing to recalibrate and strengthen the important relationship with Ottawa.
The correct path forward in addressing Canada’s environmental conundrums is through the vigorous implementation of a set of five established legal principles that have demonstrated success.
The federal government should immediately partner with Canadian Muslim communities to fashion an effective strategy to combat extremist narratives.
'Do women have the capacity to change politics? Absolutely. But in order for them to succeed, they need to be in true positions of power—and have the confidence of their colleagues in the face of many competing pressures, including unrelenting party discipline. This is no easy task,' writes Nancy Peckford.
On Nov. 20, 2015, Laurier’s birthday, a bronze bust and plaque inscribed with his enduring caveat will be unveiled in Ottawa at the Laurier House National Historic Site by his descendant, Louise Laurier.
'Yes, we can walk and chew gum at the same time. Our training mission in the fight against ISIL will continue. But bringing our role in the high-profile air campaign to an end will send an important signal to Canadians and to other countries about what Western foreign policy priorities should be,' writes Zach Paikin.
A lot of what Stephen Harper did will need to be undone if Ottawa wants to be able to assume a role of national and international leadership.
Simply allowing the legislative assembly of each province to be his consultative body for Senate appointments, Trudeau could handily restore and strengthen the two main functions of the Upper House, that is its role as 'sober second thought' and its role as a representative of regions in the federal government.
There’s a ton of talent around that Cabinet table, and a lot of goodwill. Women have an equal voice. So, let’s get started.
This step could be precisely what Canada needs to get the ball rolling on breaking our institutional glass ceiling, and finally normalizing women’s equal access to opportunity in government and beyond, says Jenn Jefferys.
One challenge for the new government is high expectations. On a large list of issues, more than half of those we surveyed expect the new government to do a better job than the old government.
Attendees packed into Social on Sussex Drive last Thursday, a mix of Canada 2020 delegates and Hillites. The bar was lit up red and the party went on well into the wee hours of the morning.
Policy Options Editor Dan Gardner, Environics' Greg MacEachern, and Shaw's Jim Patrick.
Canadians for Clean Prosperity’s Tom Chervinsky and Mollie Anderson, with United Way Ottawa VP Adam Smith.
Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ Nicholas Todd and Canada 2020’s Alex Patterson.
Adriana Vega, William Norman, and Liberal MP Anita Vandenbeld’s legislative assistant Hillary Buchan-Terrell.
NPR Radio host in D.C. David McGuffin and Liberal volunteer Mike Lapointe.
The Globe and Mail’s Adam Radwanski and Samara’s Kendall Anderson.
Great Work’s Jen Hunter and Allana Graham, flanking Canadian Home Builders' Association’s Jason Burggraaf.