‘Limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of GHGs,’ says Thomas Stocker, co-chair of the IPCC’s Working Group.
While many in those communities have found little reason to go to the polls given the slim likelihood of any change in their lives, no one likes to be told what they can and can’t do—especially when it comes to rights. For the people targeted by Harper for disenfranchisement, the 2015 election could be purely about democracy itself.
If there is ever to be a possibility of a regime helping people, the Integrity Commissioner’s Office needs a compassionate person who’s interested in helping and aiding people.
Much more is needed because, nationwide, we still lag both in innovation and in making the shift from a North American fixation to a global focus.
Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre is ramming through Parliament a bill called the ‘Fair Elections Act’ that seems to be anything but fair and could disenfranchise 520,000 voters.
The government is clearly not holding up its end of the bargain on veterans.
By following Brazil’s example and supporting Canadians to study abroad and to gain hands-on international experience in a research or in an industry setting related to their field of study, we can address two major priorities for Canada: better preparing our young people for careers in a global economy, and enhancing our linkages with key trade partners.
Scientists, world leaders, business people speak with one voice.
The employment programs that the federal, provincial and territorial governments have put into place for youth are much needed and should continue, especially for those of us who live in low-income communities and who face a lot of barriers.
The federal government is doing this while ensuring we maintain the strong rail-based supply chain system that shippers need to compete in domestic, continental and offshore markets.
We need to overhaul the system for rail travel in Canada. We need to stop sabotaging VIA by the historical mistake of giving freight the ownership of tracks built through public investment.
The federal and provincial governments should encourage pump turnover by using tax measures to aggressively depreciate the capital outlay required to update today’s fuel pumps for these modern blends.
As much as we praise the ideal of local democracy, and resent the intrusion of party officials in what should be a local democratic process, there are times when the intervention of senior party officials is not only desirable, but also mandatory.
Slowly, laws are being passed to restrict freedoms, stifle opposition, and reduce transparency. Sometimes I wonder what the Parliamentarians have in mind.