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OPINION > OPINION PIECES
Lessons for government from Afghanistan and Libya: do they apply in Iraq?

The Prime Minister would be wise to establish a Special Cabinet Committee to deal with Canada’s involvement in Iraq.


  
Where to, Canada? A Canadian looks at country that welcomed him and his family 46 years ago

Canada is being sold down polluted rivers by a man in a bubble.


  
Solving illicit tobacco: a national strategy

  
International community stepping up in Iraq, so must Canada

The violence we see from ISIL simply has no place in the modern world.


  
Railway Association takes railway safety seriously

Transport Canada will in the next few weeks respond to the Transportation Safety Board report into the tragic accident in Lac-Mégantic.


  
To achieve stronger growth, consumers need to be confident about future

Joe Oliver should think hard about what he really plans is best for Canada in the 2015 budget.


  
Open procurement process could promote innovation and employment in Canadian aerospace

When it comes to military procurement, a transparent process that gets the best value for Canadians’ dollars has become the exception, rather than the rule.


  
Armed Forces weakened by government’s procurement failures

  
Aerospace packs a big punch, but feds have cut off vital supports to industry

  
Canada is proud of our aerospace industry

To make sure that high-paying and highly-skilled jobs are created in Canada, our procurements will now have a rated and weighted value proposition.


  
Fresh water central to Canada’s identity

Canada has no legally enforceable national drinking water standards. The numbers of fish consumption advisories are also on the rise. Fish and other aquatic life are the embodiment of the health of our rivers and lakes.


  
Federal election 2015: bringing Quebec back in

  
Canada 2020 policy meeting: time well spent

At the Canada 2020 policy conference, panellists talked about how the new normal will be a world populated by sophisticated terrorist organizations creating havoc militarily, but also wreaking a humanitarian toll with increased numbers of refugees looking for safety.


  
Why new Euro-Canada treaty is a gift to oil firms

CETA’s domestic regulation chapter would be more aptly called, ‘Gifts for the Oil and Gas Industry.’


  
Fashion flip-flop as government fur-bids RCMP to wear toques

The unusual step of a government overriding the RCMP’s fashion faux pas has nothing to do with protecting the fur industry and everything to do with capitalizing on the current trend of bashing so-called animal rights activists.


  
New Brunswick election: lessons for federal parties

For the Liberals, what happened in New Brunswick shows that campaigns matter.


  
Let’s build on Canada’s mental health leadership: PTSD affects us all

A renewed commitment in the 2015 budget to all Canadians suffering from PTSD and their families, as well as a new mandate for the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) would build on this leadership and help ensure the training, support and treatment is there to help our loved ones get better.


  
It’s time for comprehensive House reforms, can’t be half-hearted

  
Criminalizing marijuana has no benefit to our society

Marijuana criminalization doesn’t impact rates of use, doesn’t make our communities safer and encourages a black market and organized crime.


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, October 26, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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