PM Harper knows where our fear button is, and he’s punching it like we’re all in a hot elevator stuck between floors.
Quebec’s outdated drug coverage policies should not be the model for the rest of Canada.
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.
On the big issue of climate change, Trudeau retreats into process.
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
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.
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.
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.
'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.
We need oversight of health care in correctional facilities by people with expertise in health and not only those with expertise in security.
Canada is ready and prepared to take a greater role in advancing scientific research and discoveries through increasing the numbers of clinical trials conducted in our country, says Conservative Senator Kelvin Ogilvie.
It would be a mistake for Canada to become the only democracy to impose, by law, a set of identical internal democratic rules to all parties and recognized Parliamentary caucuses, says Liberal MP Stéphane Dion.
We are not simply dealing here with a matter of righting a historical wrong for a small segment of the Canadian population. Rather, the question of building a more equal relationship between Ottawa and aboriginal Canadians is about reversing the moral decay of our society as a whole, writes Zach Paikin.
Indian Affairs DM predicted in 1920 that in a century indigenous people would cease to exist as an identifiable cultural group in Canada because of residential schools.
'In Canada, security is never part of federal elections, so this might be a good and unexpected outcome of our discussion around Bill C-51, however flawed the bill is and will prove to be,' says University of Ottawa professor Wesley Wark.
Dismissed with little chance of winning, he has stunned the critics, capturing the leadership of the Ontario PC Party.
When governments such as Canada’s and the U.S. provide carte blanche for virtually any action Israel undertakes it simply signals to Netanyahu that he has not yet crossed a Western democracies ‘red line.’
But in an exhaustive new report, it is the bottom 40 per cent of the population that should be targeted if we want to address inequality in a serious way, not the broad middle class.
Given the triple threat of uncertain oil prices, a volatile housing market and rising consumer debt, another crisis would likely hit us harder than the last one. It’s worth being well-prepared for that kind of risk.