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All great parties come to an end

Canada will continue to produce fossil fuels. The world will need them for some time to come. But the assumption of growth in production is a myth. The economic party of the 21st century will be powered largely by clean, renewable power.


  
Advertising persuasion has changed: are political parties on top of it?

A smaller group of us are watching closely for which tactics political parties will draw on from commercial advertisers.


  
Canada faces huge economic challenges

If low taxes are a source of economic well-being, why are we doing so poorly? In many respects, we are still worse off than we were in 2007, before the Great Recession.


  
I do care about who might be next, but do we all?

As a direct result of this government’s inaction, we are now dealing with frustrated aboriginal communities that feel ignored. 


  
Wake up: Bill C-51 erodes our rights, transparency, privacy protection

The vague wording and broad nature of Bill C-51 amends some legislation but leaves other federal acts in tatters or with new hidden powers for the government.


  
Canada’s role in helping prevent great power conflict this century

  
Conservatives' lack of action on murdered, missing aboriginal women 'truly disturbing': Sen. Lovelace Nicholas

The federal government speaks about action, but its so-called plan is nothing more than a laundry list of existing piecemeal initiatives—many of them a mere continuation of inadequate efforts not even specific to aboriginal women, says Liberal Senator Sandra Lovelace Nicholas


  
Castles in the air: Canada’s unexploitable hydrocarbon ‘resources’

  
Harper tightens noose, but the corpse won’t die

Mark Bourrie argues coherently, and convincingly, that the lights are going out in Harper’s Ottawa. As they dim, so do hopes for a vital democracy.


  
Government should be taking the lumps, not injured veterans

Despite what Prime Minister Stephen Harper says, Canada does not have the best veterans’ programs and services in the world.


  
Fiduciary obligation of feds to veterans, families involves honour of Crown

There are shortcomings in the New Veterans Charter. The government should act and correct the most obvious deficiencies.


  
Harper has captured the fear zeitgeist

Stephen Harper is presently inching towards re-election. Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair are not. Harper has captured the fear zeitgeist, while Trudeau and Mulcair are attempting to swim against the tide.


  
Gender injustice unchained by religion

Justice, peace and non-violent hope are the ideals upon which religions are founded and governments of liberal democracies ascribe to achieve.


  
Canada’s energy regulator completely broken

  
Business case for a national dementia strategy compelling

We must tackle dementia collectively and deliberately. Our economic prosperity depends on it just as much as those we hold dear to us.


  
Developing strategies for change

It is time to look beyond surface characteristics to the talent beneath, in order to marshal the skills of all lawyers and paralegals, at all levels, and to promote a profession that is representative of the community it serves.


  
Will Obama and Harper get us all killed?

U.S., Britain, NATO, and the Harper government continue to up the ante in the confrontation with Russia over the Ukraine.


  
Conservative fear campaign: murderers and terrorists in our streets

The more threats the Conservatives can identify, the better their political odds, because they own the ‘scared voter.’


  
Canadians will be discussing energy in next federal election

  
Responsible energy policy critical to Canada’s economic future

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Saturday, March 28, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2015 - Day 2 panels March 27, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Workers' Action Centre coordinator Deena Ladd, Working Families Party co-chair Bob Master, CCPA-Ontario economist Kaylie Tiessen and Canadian Labour Congress political action director Nathan Rotman on a panel discussing "why unions can lead the progressive fight."

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Workers' Action Centre coordinator Deena Ladd

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Working Families party co-chair Bob Master

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Brian Topp and David Akin

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

The packed room at the "Fighting the Frame: How Progressives Can Win Back the Debate" panel discussion.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Summa Strategies' Tim Powers.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Tasha Kheiriddin and Tim Powers.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

David Akin and Anna Greenberg.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

The NDP's Rebecca Blaikie and Anne McGrath.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde spoke about Canada's relationship with Indigenous people

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh

Feminist Frequency founder Anita Sarkeesian spoke about feminism 3.0 and online harassment.

The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh
The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh
Indigenous rights activist and instructor at University of Winnipeg Leah Gazan
The Hill Times photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh
Quebec activist Dalila Awada

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