Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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OPINION > OPINION PIECES
Economy’s not in great shape, despite what they say

And the outlook for the next few years is not altogether encouraging.


  
Pulling back veil on TransCanada’s Energy Export pipeline

  
Parties with big ideas make history

But big ideas on the left seem few and far between these days, despite arguments to the contrary made recently by NDP deputy leader Megan Leslie.


  
Exxon Valdez 25th anniversary: the North deserves a better future

Rather than striving to avoid repeating history, the Arctic Council, with its passive leadership and pro-business agenda, is paving the way for similar tragedies on our Arctic coastlines.


  
For Canadian youth, the future isn’t what it used to be

  
Canada needs a ‘New Deal’ for young people

  
Harper’s $3-billion Mad Men giveaway

  
There’s a better to build a prosperous 21st century economy

  
Canada needs to stop gambling with its water

Without a national standard of ‘good water health’ we have no way to measure the progress of local restoration projects.


  
Clean technology: diversifying Canada’s portfolio and navigating the future

Canada has the opportunity to create a $50-billion clean technology industry by 2022.


  
Investing in excellence, innovation propels Canada forward

The U15 will continue to work with the federal government and all the other players in the research and development enterprise to ensure we reap the promise that a stronger knowledge and innovation ecosystem holds for all Canadians.


  
We’re all concerned about our fellow veterans, says Opitz

As Parliamentarians, it is a role we gladly embrace with the utmost care and diligence.


  
Global policy-makers, politicians, agricultural scientists need to find better ways to preserve harvests

Countries should provide proper infrastructure to preserve grains, including appropriately-designed systems for handling and storage, aeration and drying, and ongoing grain quality monitoring. 


  
Feds dilly-dallying with disabled veterans

  
Harper government’s No. 1 priority remains job creation

We are committed to helping Canadians, including young Canadians, obtain the skills required to obtain and keep the in-demand jobs available today and into the future.


  
Youth unemployment: more than just a number

  
Gainful youth employment, a job we can’t afford to fail at

  
Fantino: cloudy priorities in sunny Cyprus

At potentially $7,500 per person, Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino’s Cyprus junket cost just over $100,000 for 14 individuals.


  
Bill C-23 undermines its stated purpose: to serve Canadians well, says Mayrand

Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand calls it the most comprehensive reform of the Canada Elections Act since it was completely overhauled in 2000. There are some good changes in the bill, but, overall, there are a lot of problems.


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A platter of smoked fish.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Seal hash martinis.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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