Prime Minister Justin Trudeau believes he can have it both ways: tinker a bit with some neo-Keynsian policies of intervention but stay in the big boys club and avoid Bay Street condemnation by signing the TPP. Unfortunately, it simply doesn’t work that way.
While the relationship between the federal government and the provinces and territories has never been more important, it has probably also never been so complex given the multi-layered and in some cases difficult issues facing all governments in Canada.
Why the new Health Accord could be Trudeau’s most significant achievement
A CPP expansion would be a blunt solution to a narrow and largely subjective issue, say Philip Cross and Sean Speer.
The mixed member system enhances grassroots democracy—the ability of the average citizen to participate in the democratic process on a day-to-day basis. What’s more, it ensures local representation and balances out regional interests both at the same time. Thus, it would fit the political requirements of a diverse, federal country such as Canada.
Throwing more money to provinces for health care may be counterproductive, says Carleton University professor Allan Maslove.
Food Banks Canada recently estimated food bank use for a 12-month period at 1.7 million people, yet the number of food insecure individuals living in Canada is more than double this estimate.
As of November 2014, the Commission had identified 2,040 students in its Named Register for the period from 1867 to 2000. When combined with the figures in the Unnamed Register, the total is 3,201 deaths.
Why a suicide prevention strategy needs to include injury prevention
Canada’s residential school system was a partnership between the federal government and the churches. When it came to the Métis, the partners had differing agendas.
Pretty much every country in the world has an agency or organization dedicated to knowing as much as it can about their health workforce so they are best able to meet the needs of patients and the broader population.
Where there was no pressing demand for aboriginal lands, the federal government delayed taking on the obligations that Treaties created. This was particularly true in the North.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the Indian residential school system released its final report Dec. 15.
We’ve waited almost a decade. Now is the time for the federal government to bring together the brightest minds in the country on the issue and enact a federal strategy to give our kids with autism the services they need to survive and thrive in communities across the country.
Hopefully the new Liberal government will consider how they want citizens to connect with their government. If Canada is going to keep up in this digital age, we simply can’t have our government outsource its technology.
Party Under the Stars was held on Feb. 3 at Ottawa City Hall. Conservative MPs Erin O'Toole and Steven Blaney dancing with performer Jully Black.
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Party Under the Stars organizer Cheri Elliott, National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie.
Environics' Louis Charles Roy, Greg MacEachern, and their newest hire Chris McCluskey.
The crowd inside the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Feb. 3.
Liberal MPs Joyce Murray, Sukh Dhaliwal, and Hedy Fry with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.
B.C. Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido and Premier Christy Clark.