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OPINION > OPINION PIECES
Stephen Harper’s mixed legacy

Within the decline of the federal government’s policy scope lies a great opportunity, the chance to redefine and reorient Ottawa’s purpose.


  
Will climate refugees in Canada finally spur action on climate change?

Saskatchewan today has thousands of climate refugees suffering as a result of climate change. Will that be enough to change minds and spur meaningful action? If our leaders have, as they should, the health and wellbeing of the population as their highest priority, it must.


  
Iranian nuclear deal disappointing diplomatic failure

We must remember that Iran’s isolation from the international community is not just the product of its illicit nuclear program. It is also a direct result of the country’s abuse of human rights at home and sponsorship of terrorism abroad.


  
Post-liberalism: The next ideological revolution?

An openness to the post-liberal way of thinking could go a long way in helping Canada devise a new sense of national purpose.


  
Forest products industry an innovation leader: FPAC president

'The rebirth of the Canadian forest products industry is now heavily reliant on our repositioning. We are transforming, we are innovating, we are environmentally progressive,' says David Lindsay


  
Canadian foreign policy must address tug of war between Turkey and Syrian Kurds

Canadian policy-makers have to ask themselves whether or not they can get away with supporting a minoritarian separatist movement to defeat terrorists overseas—and whether they can stomach standing by a supposed NATO ally who enabled the rise of ISIS.


  
How to democratically restrict third-party ad spending

The call by some for all political action committees that run ads to shut down is nonsensical as that would mean all these groups disbanding and individuals also refraining from such advertising.


  
First Nations can make a vote difference in 51 ridings, says AFN's Bellegarde

  
Canada should push for zero population growth

A commitment to zero population growth offers a large number of people more humanity long term and better conditions to sustain our current levels of prosperity.


  
Hope and fear are tried-and-true methods because they work

PM Harper knows where our fear button is, and he’s punching it like we’re all in a hot elevator stuck between floors.


  
NCC push for memorial site part of drive for politically planned Ottawa

  
Provincial Health ministers right to push for national pharmacare program—but what kind?

Quebec’s outdated drug coverage policies should not be the model for the rest of Canada.


  
Canadian fruit and vegetable growers at risk due to lack of government protection

We are asking all parties to commit to ensuring financial protection for produce growers and sellers and support those who bring fruits and vegetables to our tables every day.


  
Trudeau falls flat on climate-change plan

On the big issue of climate change, Trudeau retreats into process.


  
We can transform Canada into major international player and remain true to who we are

It is not our inability to think strategically that has made us a client of one global superpower or another throughout our history. Rather, the reverse is true: The fact that Britain and the United States have served as our superpower patrons has removed geopolitics from the Canadian psyche, says Zach Paikin


  
Stability in Middle East nowhere to be found

Both the United States and Europe are too pre-occupied with their own geo-strategic and economic restructurings to be able to remake the Middle East. The region’s indigenous powers are too divided, too weak or too politically fragmented to develop some sort of security framework, whether formal or informal.


  
Road to majority government smoothly paved for Conservatives

The Conservative Party vote has been the most efficient in the last two elections and likely will be in October as well. During the last campaign, the party converted 35,200 votes, on average, into one seat, whereas both the NDP (43,800) and especially Liberal (81,900) vote was less efficient.


  
'There will be more disclosure, more oversight and better controls'

Canadians expect us to treat the auditor general’s report and its recommendations with rigour and good judgment. In that regard I want to make it clear that we wholeheartedly embrace the fundamental principles of transparency and accountability that underscore the auditor general’s recommendations, Senate Speaker Leo Housakos says in response to auditor general's report on Senators' expenses.


  
National pharmacare plan needed, experts tell Senate Open Caucus

'Every developed country with a universal healthcare system provides universal coverage for prescription drugs, every developed county except for Canada,' says Steven Morgan, a professor at the University of British Columbia and founder of Pharmacare 2020.


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, December 31, 1969
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
World Press Photo 15 exhibit premiere at the Canadian War Museum, July 22 July 24, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
A woman takes in the third prize for contemporary issues single photos by Italian photographer Fulvio Bugani. His series is called 'Waria: Being a Different Muslim.'
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Cees Cole, Netherlands ambassador to Canada.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
World Press Photo representative Noortje Gorter.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Photographer Chris Roussakis, Hill Times reporter Rachel Aiello, photographer Cynthia Münster and Hill Times online editor Bea Vongdouangchanh.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The music from these two string musicians flowed through the gallery all evening.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Jeanine DeVos taking in the exhibit.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums, with Silvie Morel.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Cynthia and Yves Bled.

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