What we need now are a few champions in government to seize hold of this vision, to flesh it out more fully, implement it quickly, and to make it the coherent whole it was always intended to be.
When we apply leading water knowledge to our decisions, we achieve effective and affordable water systems with resilient and adaptive communities. We leverage our leading edge agri-food sector to meet growing domestic and global demands. We see a rise in healthy and economically successful aboriginal and small communities. We become recognized as leaders in environmental and public health protection with strong energy and resource sectors.
What this campaign wasn’t about was the fact that Alberta’s now premier-elect is a mother, with two teenagers, who worked outside of the home as a labour lawyer. Refreshingly, Ms. Notley’s parental status wasn’t much of a campaign issue enabling her to stay focused on the fresh ideas they were proposing for Albertans. It’s a luxury not always afforded to female politicians.
International observers expect Canada’s growth to continue to be solid.
The Conservatives are wasting millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money on government ads to promote this budget and their so-called economic action plan. Canadians see it for what it is: a desperate attempt to disguise the government’s lack of action and the absence of a real plan.
Unless we take action today, this is the first generation of Canadians that will be worse off than their parents.
It is only natural that a country with such advantages would seek to project power and influence throughout its regional context and outflank its rivals, writes Michael Bonner.
Harper’s abuse of Parliament, done in part through centralizing power around the Prime Minister’s Office, is designed in part to alienate Canadians from federal politics and reduce Ottawa’s perceived legitimacy, thus curtailing federal power and influence in Canada, argues Zach Paikin.
In the months leading up to the fall election, the economy is unquestionably the most important single issue for all voters. ENsight Canada’s Election Monitor Survey indicates that more than three-quarters of Canadians identified a balanced budget as an urgent or important priority.
Nothing worth doing is ever easy. Improving health and well-being by addressing poverty using a HiAP approach will take hard work. It will take cooperation and negotiation. It will mean that those with decision-making powers in Canada will have to make the right choices.
Arctic Council with a noble mandate focused on ‘sustainable development and environmental protection.’ Yet, in the last two decades the council has produced little in the form of actionable achievements to protect the Arctic environment.
The government has characterized the reforms as good for the Canadian economy, yet the opposite would appear to be true.
The time has come for the minister responsible for the administration of the act to have the auditor general conduct a system audit of the structure, machinery and performance of the ATI regime as well as the management and operation of the OIC organization as so to curb the current downwards slide of the ATI regime to irrelevance.
Research fuels innovation. Innovation—harnessing the market potential of new ideas—drives productivity. Productivity is key to competitiveness which, in turn, determines our standard of living and ultimately our quality of life.
By launching a federally-coordinated national strategy to improve welfare on Canadian farms, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz could give industries the tools they need to shine on the global stage.