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OPINION > OPINION PIECES
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.


  
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.’


  
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.


  
Adieu to a friend, ally in accountability wars

FAIR became a powerhouse of advocacy under the direction of David Hutton, who’s leaving the organization but not advocacy.


  
Time to engage information revolution for smarter infrastructure, improved environment, energy: Crane

There is a big opportunity staring us in the face where Canada is well-positioned to gain advantage and build future prosperity.


  
Conservative MPs not listening to critics of anti-prostitution bill, ‘disheartening, angering’: sex worker

While we heard about ‘giving a voice to the voiceless’ throughout the week, sex workers do have voices and we can use them, but that does not mean everyone will listen to what we have to say.


  
Future of television review is CRTC’s make or break moment

  
We need a strong economy, and a clean environment: Keith Brooks

Canadians overestimate the economic benefits of the tar sands. And yet they still want a different future.


  
Prime Minister Harper: Thank you for Julian Fantino

Never in modern memory has a Cabinet minister by his own poor example brought so much attention to the profound cultural problems at Veterans Affairs Canada.


  
Governance options for the Ring of Fire

A properly-designed transportation authority model could be more effective than a traditional Crown corporation to meet the infrastructure needs in the Ring of Fire.


  
Heintzman’s Canada 2020 report continues to provoke debate

But I take issue with Gilles Paquet’s argument that super-bureaucrats, starting with officers of Parliament, but including adjudicatory bodies and the courts, have largely usurped the authority of the government and Parliament through ‘mandate creep with gusto.’


  
Canadian research on social licencing can bridge the gap in technological innovation

It’s important to seek broader understanding and deeper insights on the social impacts of such innovations, both currently and in the future.


  
It’s not enough for CCCE, Canadian Chamber of Commerce to voice alarm on skills shortage

  
One more time: Senate can be Chamber for accountability, but thus far hasn’t

  
NDP has a plan for a prosperous, sustainable energy future

  
Why Canada needs an energy policy

Canada is the only country in the OECD without an energy policy and one of the only countries in the world not participating as a member of the International Renewable Energy Agency.


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Saturday, August 2, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman's Fourth of July shindig July 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, right, and his wife, Vicki, were all smiles at hosting their first Fourth of July bash in Ottawa. Some 3,000 guest attended. The mood was good and there was a lot of dancing, eating, and chatting.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman. The dress code was summer whites. The atmosphere was light and lovely.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ken Taylor, former Canadian ambassador to Iran.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bluesky's Susan Smith, Ottawa University's Robert Asselin, and Bluesky's Tim Barber.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former CTV Hill reporter Roger Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Bloc MP Claude Bachand and Danielle Leclerc.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

House of Commons protocol's Elizabeth Rody and Jane Kennedy.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

McLoughlin Media's Barry McLoughlin and Laura Peck.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Canadian Chamber of Commerce President Perrin Beatty, wearing a nice summer hat.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The National Arts Centre's Peter Herndorff and Rosemary Thompson.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Sisters, Maggie Creskey, left, and Hill Times publisher Anne Marie Creskey.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Progressive Conservative prime minister Joe Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Chad Schella, Maureen McTeer, and CPAC's Catherine Clark.

The Hill Times photograph Jake Wright

The guests on the front lawn of the U.S. ambassador's official residence in Ottawa's swishy Rockcliffe neighbourhood, high up above the Ottawa River.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The cheesecakes were brought in from Chicago. Yum!

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Maclean's magazine's Paul Wells.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Shaw's Alayne Crawford and Gary Clement, senior manager of GR at TD Bank (Toronto). 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CCCE's Ailish Campbell, Ekos' Frank Graves, Amgen's Kim Furlong, and H&K's Jackie King.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Environics' Greg MacEachern, CPAC's Natalie LeMay-Calcutt, and Shaw's Jim Patrick.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CommuniquéDirect's Nick Masciantonio and MDA's Leslie Swartman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

That's a lot of cheese, Martha.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Postmedia News columnist Andrew Coyne and Global TV News reporter Laura Stone.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Liberal MP Martha Hall Findlay, right, and a friend.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The lineup.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The scene.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Postmedia News national affairs columnist Andrew Coyne.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CTV cameraman Dave Ellis, centre. 

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