The current opportunity to renegotiate the Columbia River Treaty between Canada and the United States has reignited debate about the need to renew our approach to transboundary water governance.
While there are those who believe we should be making whole-sale changes to the New Veterans Charter right now—in the ever-continuing debate about the decisions made by Parliament nearly 10 years ago—I believe we should let Parliament do its important work and to arrive at recommendations after careful study.
Chris Christie is an illustration of that vanishing political breed—a (sorta) liberal Republican elected in a 'blue' (Democratic) state but able to orchestrate productive action with Democrats. The New Jersey state Senate has 24 Democrats and 16 Republicans. There are 48 Democrats and 32 Republicans serving in the General Assembly.
Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino turns his back on vets.
There’s a move by the current Conservative government to reduce sick leave benefits for the rank-and-file public servants.
Budget indicates the government will use federal transfers in order to eliminate national standards in health care.
The best evidence of this has been the decision to delay needed infrastructure investments that could strengthen economic growth and create jobs and to ignore the high levels of inequality in Canada.
Real change is not going to come from the rarefied atmosphere of Davos, but from the political process within Canada and other countries; what the World Economic Forum report calls ‘patterns of more equitable, inclusive and sustainable growth.’
The whistleblower is the one who suffers. The stigma stays with you for life. In the private sector, things are even worse. And Canadians, who don’t seem to have thought the long-term consequences through, wonder why things don’t seem to work so well anymore.
Canadians suffering from rare diseases will benefit, as they will no longer be left out of the system of care.