Not since he won office in 2006 has leadership now been important for the Prime Minister on Canada’s energy resources and the environment.
Canada cannot be left behind when it comes to tapping into the infinite promise of synthetic biology. It is up to us to invent our future now.
In fact, scientists are now telling us that they’re more acidic than any time in the last 55 million years. And worryingly, some parts of our oceans have already become corrosive.
We need to recognize that access to cutting-edge digital infrastructure is essential in enabling Canadians to innovate and be leaders on the world stage.
But Canada is still falling short, confirmed, once again, in the latest OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook. We have to do better.
Justice Gary Hearn made it clear in his verdict and sentence that he believes it is likely the main perpetrators are still out there. If the people who orchestrated the widespread 2011 election fraud remain at large, what’s to prevent the ringleaders from striking again in the next election?
Nov. 20 was Sir Wilfrid Laurier Day across Canada thanks to an act of Parliament. It is the annual opportunity Canadians have to reflect upon the life and legacy of Laurier, Canada’s first French Canadian prime minister. Shortly after the 1891 election, which saw Sir John A. Macdonald defeat his most worthy opponent, the first prime minister died. The young Dominion was plunged into mourning when her citizens learned that John A. had passed away at Earnscliffe on the evening of June 6, 1891. When the House of Commons met in the sad aftermath, Laurier rose and delivered the greatest tribute in Canadian history. On Sir Wilfrid Laurier Day 2014, falling as it does just short weeks before Macdonald of Kingston’s bicentennial day in January, an edited version of Laurier’s eulogy of the Father of Confederation from the new book, Canada Transformed: The Speeches of Sir John A. Macdonald, A Bicentennial Celebration, is found below.
On Nov. 13, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and NDP Whip Nycole Turmel sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau with suggestions on how to address recent allegations of harassment on Parliament Hill. The other party leaders, whips and House leaders were also copied. Below is a transcript of the letter.
Robert Reich is one of the most eloquent, knowledgeable, and persuasive thinkers in North America about why widening inequality of income, wealth, and power is not just one issue, but the issue of our time.
Hugh Segal, a lifelong Tory who served as chief of staff to Ontario premier Bill Davis and prime minister Brian Mulroney, said Robert Reich’s ‘perspective and principles are attractive to a Red Tory like myself.’
Canada’s military priorities have shifted from the mountains of Afghanistan to the disputed waters of the Arctic, which has made the procurement of military hardware an increasingly complex logistical task.
Parliamentarians, staffers, media and the Ottawa business community unite, 500+ boxes needed for the holidays.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s latest bundle of baby bonus spending hikes and tax cuts will use up $5-billion of the $6.4-billion surplus that had been projected for next year.
Year after year, thousands of Canadian federal employees and retirees donate money through the Government of Canada Charitable Campaign to United Way, HealthPartners, and more than 86,000 registered charities. Last year, they raised more than $37-million. Of that amount, over $20.7-million was raised in the National Capital Region alone. On average, thousands of Canadian federal employees and retirees each donated $364 to recipients of the Charitable Campaign last year.
Since the sudden resignation of national chief Shawn Atleo in May, the AFN has not been a relevant force in national politics.
The IPCC report is an urgent call to arms, which governments will ignore at their peril. The federal leader who understands these challenges will be that much closer to victory in 2015.
Without the granular data on jobs and wages across the country that was among the survey’s most valuable components, it has become all but impossible to draw intelligent—or even accurate—conclusions about these and other critical aspects of economic policy.
All political parties should seriously consider the IPCC report as they formulate their election-year platforms.