The abolition or democratic reform of the Senate will only push us toward American-style governance, a philosophy that Canadians have, up until now, always rejected.
In its condemnation of Quebec’s Charter of Values as an attack on Canada's religious freedoms, English media have vilified not only Quebec Premier Pauline Marois and the Parti Québécois, but also millions of Canadians both in Quebec and across English Canada who happen to agree with its intent. This is the unavoidable conclusion one is led to when examining public opinion polls.
And true democracy can only be guaranteed by transparency, responsibility, inclusiveness, open dialogue and representation of all (not just the party core).
The key to the success of the Conservative Party’s fundraising program is its database and ability to prospect new donors.
Incidents of chronic disease are rising; affecting our lives, families, and productivity. In fact costs to the Canadian economy are in the billions. Our collective need to encourage healthy living and prevention is compelling.
The Senate governs the Senate, not the cops or the Prime Minister.
The current controversy involving Senators Mike Duffy, Patrick Brazeau, and Pamela Wallin stems from extreme partisanship.
The shabby and discreditable behaviour on both sides, with Canadians hard-pressed to believe either side, is something we really cannot afford.
Indspire Awards are leaders of change and wonderful role models who demonstrate that anything is possible. And they are willing to share their indigenous ways of knowing and their successes with our youth, with their communities, and with Canada.
It is time for Health Minister Rona Ambrose to reboot the whole process around updating Safety Code 6. The proceedings with the Royal Society Expert Panel should be put on hold.
The Supreme Court is run by one of the greatest female intellectuals of our time: Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin. She is not only the longest serving chief justice in Canadian history, but she has also become a strong voice for women.
The need to build a sustainable, resilient infrastructure and address the looming shortage of engineers who have the knowledge and skills to provide are two issues that are high on the radar of Engineers Canada and policy-makers at every level of government.
And Canadians are looking on with a common reaction to Ottawa’s gruesome infighting: nausea.
Curiously, the best law protecting Canadian whistleblowers is Sarbanes Oxley, the U.S. law that applies to all firms in the private sector with operations in the U.S.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela visited Ottawa in May 1992. The honorary Canadian who helped end apartheid in his country died on Dec. 5 at 95 years old. Governor General David Johnston said, "When history speaks of the very best examples of humanity, we will speak of Nelson Mandela." He's pictured here with former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney.