Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
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Ukrainian survivors commemorated 100 years after WW1 internment

How a national drug plan can boost the Canadian economy

Signing away our privacy: Do Canadians have a reasonable expectation of privacy if a contract says not to expect any?

Comfort food: The nostalgic marketing of times past

Post-politician peer review

Islam needs leadership to confront extremism

Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: mirror images?

Concerns over anti-Semitism and Islamophobia are legitimate. Both touch identity, reflect respective histories, and have basis in fact.

How the copyright rules in the Canada-EU trade deal became a ‘Made in Canada’ solution

Why Canada’s Middle East policy is consistent and non-partisan

Stephen Harper’s Record as an Economic Manager

Why is Canada telling our trade partners that we can ignore our environmental laws?

Once again, the federal government is making the mistake of thinking the public interest is perfectly aligned with the oil industry’s interest.

Ontario’s economy still struggling

When Ontario’s economy is hard hit, the country is in trouble. Hard-hit it has been and struggling it still is.

Does anyone own a country’s internet top-level domain name?

A U.S. lawsuit case could have a significant impact on global internet governance while also answering the question of who—if anyone—owns a country’s top-level domain.

Leadership at all levels needed to get energy economy functioning

A lot has happened in the last couple of months that throws a blanket of uncertainty over Canada’s energy economy.

Oilsands economic contribution greater than we think

The role of oilsands is more significant than the two per cent of GDP figure, $32-billion, that is often put forth from Statistics Canada.

Canada needs a federal farm animal welfare strategy now

How Harper started us on path to decline

During Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s time in office: education rankings declined, infrastructure rankings declined, innovation rankings declined, R&D rankings declined and competitiveness rankings declined. A look at the statistics reveals some alarming trends.

How a 20-year-old patent application could upend Canada’s biggest trade deal

If the pharmaceutical giant succeeds, it will have effectively found a mechanism to override the Supreme Court of Canada and hold Canadian taxpayers liable for hundreds of millions in damages in the process. The cost to the health-care system could be enormous as the two Eli Lilly patents may be the proverbial tip of the iceberg and claims from other pharmaceutical companies could soon follow.

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.


Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, September 19, 2014
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.