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Missed opportunities: jail and prison a chance to improve health

We need oversight of health care in correctional facilities by people with expertise in health and not only those with expertise in security.


  
Canada losing competitive edge to attract clinical trials to country: Sen. Ogilvie

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.


  
Caucus reform bill bad for democracy, but Senate should pass it, says Dion

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.


  
Justice for aboriginal peoples should be Canada's top priority

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 residential schools part of broader Canadian story: Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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.


  
Canada’s national security agencies too secretive, experts tell Senate Open Caucus

'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.


  
Inequality is a hot, important topic

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.


  
Canada needs to do a better job of managing financial uncertainty

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.


  
The Fletcher Effect

Steven Fletcher describes autonomy as a core Canadian value. I remind him that autonomy has its limits, particularly when it causes others to feel more vulnerable and implicates the physician’s role in response to suffering.


  
The other drug problem in Canada’s cities

How Canada’s piecemeal pharmaceutical drug insurance coverage costs Canadian cities and taxpayers plenty.


  
Is Ottawa ready for an invasion of PhDs? Bring it on!

Congress is a critical gathering of many of Canada’s top researchers in the humanities and social sciences, meeting to test their ideas and share their contributions to community, the economy, innovation and scholarship.


  
How Patrick Brown won the Ontario PC leadership race

Dismissed with little chance of winning, he has stunned the critics, capturing the leadership of the Ontario PC Party.


  
Israel: boycott, divest and sanction

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.’


  
Federal government should take leadership role on fighting MS

This month, the MS Society, alongside a group of outstanding MS Ambassadors, gathered together on Parliament Hill to launch MS Awareness Month with a strong message: Canada may be a world leader in hockey and maple syrup, but we’re also a leader in rates of MS in the world, and that’s a reality we’re not willing to accept.


  
Not enough being done to treat youth with mental illness: experts

The current approach to mental health in Canada also places an unnecessary burden on public finances. Jennifer Vornbrock of the Canadian Mental Health Commission stated that the dollar cost of untreated mental illness in Canada is $51-billion a year, a number which could rise to $300-billion in the next 20 years.


  
Canada should push for deeper integration with U.S., Mexico

Canada’s distinct global interests cannot be pursued adequately and forcefully without a reliable, entrenched structure of continental integration.


  
Tackling railway market power: unleashing economic growth

How any future changes to the act may foster a more balanced relationship between producers of economic activity and jobs, and the transportation service providers, is key to the effectiveness and reliability of the nation’s rail-based supply chain.


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, December 31, 1969
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
World Press Photo 15 exhibit premiere at the Canadian War Museum, July 22 July 24, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
A woman takes in the third prize for contemporary issues single photos by Italian photographer Fulvio Bugani. His series is called 'Waria: Being a Different Muslim.'
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Cees Cole, Netherlands ambassador to Canada.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
World Press Photo representative Noortje Gorter.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Photographer Chris Roussakis, Hill Times reporter Rachel Aiello, photographer Cynthia Münster and Hill Times online editor Bea Vongdouangchanh.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The music from these two string musicians flowed through the gallery all evening.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Jeanine DeVos taking in the exhibit.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums, with Silvie Morel.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Cynthia and Yves Bled.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE



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