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OPINION > OPINION PIECES
Canadian research on social licencing can bridge the gap in technological innovation

It’s important to seek broader understanding and deeper insights on the social impacts of such innovations, both currently and in the future.


  
It’s not enough for CCCE, Canadian Chamber of Commerce to voice alarm on skills shortage

  
Northern Gateway decision a turning point in indigenous relations: John Dillon

The federal government can’t pass off responsibility to the Northern Gateway pipeline’s sponsor.


  
We need a high quality, low cost wireless choice for Canadians

The correct policy solution is a competitive and level playing field, one that does not penalize consumers with unjust charges.


  
We don’t need the Senate, time to shut it down

If someone today wanted to create a new law-making body whose members would be appointed by the person in control of the Commons, wouldn’t be accountable and would have unbroken tenure to age 75, the proposal would be treated as a joke.


  
How public servants support democracy: a response to latest Canada 2020 study

  
Focused federal climate change vision, action needed to sustain Canada’s economic, environmental advantages

The evidence is clear: countries around the world, heeding the call of scientists and insurance companies alike, are adopting policies and regulations to address anthropogenic sources of GHGs. While some work has been done in Canada, there are many more opportunities available to us to reduce our emissions.


  
Can you imagine? Toppling the fossil fuel empire

As the world struggles with how to deal with the slow motion apocalypse of global climate change, it becomes more and more apparent that we are trapped in ‘the kind of thinking’ that got us here.


  
What the world needs now is innovation

Unless we were born after 1975, most of us won’t be around to see what the world will be like in 2060. But our actions today could make a huge difference to a 2060 world. The OECD has given us a sense of what lies ahead and what will need to be done. Voters under 40 will have to make their voices, and votes, heard since they will be around in 2060.


  
Why secrecy on Canadian trade talks? Because there is something to hide: Michael Geist

  
Keep calm and get consent: Canadian Anti-Spam Law takes effect this week

Canada’s new anti-spam legislation may have sparked panic among some businesses, but the reality is cause for celebration, not concern.


  
Feds’ proposed prostitution law to create conditions for violence, murder to occur

  
Without rapid expansion of oilsands, Oliver says Canada would become economic basket case

There seems to be no third option in Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver’s view.


  
Harper’s march of folly

History is replete with leaders who chose a doomed path, despite clear evidence illuminating a better way forward.


  
How the Ontario election polls were so wrong yet so right

The perception remained that once again the polls blew it. That’s a bit harsh. The truth is the polls accurately captured the initial skepticism towards the Liberal Party and enthusiasm for the PCs. During the campaign, this skepticism was replaced by an even more profound skepticism of the promises of the PC party. Faced with a choice between the devil that they knew, and trusted a bit more, and one that they didn't, Ontario voters chose the former.


  
Educating refugees: a Canadian model of successful integration

  
Northern Gateway approval raises greater urgency of catastrophic climate change

The IMF has highlighted climate change as one of the biggest challenges facing the global economy.


  
Wynne’s win, and agony of right-wing pundits: Dobbin

While the right’s hard liners may be lighting their hair on fire, citizens on, the other hand, may actually get to see what governments used to be like.


  
Should Canadian courts dictate what the rest of the world can see online?

The overreach of the B.C. court could lead to legal conflicts online and potential suppression of freedom of speech on the internet.


  
There’s a failure of leadership in the public service

Wayne Wouters’ use of Blueprint 2020 to bolster his claims of leadership and solid morale ring loudly hollow.


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, July 28, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman's Fourth of July shindig July 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, right, and his wife, Vicki, were all smiles at hosting their first Fourth of July bash in Ottawa. Some 3,000 guest attended. The mood was good and there was a lot of dancing, eating, and chatting.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman. The dress code was summer whites. The atmosphere was light and lovely.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ken Taylor, former Canadian ambassador to Iran.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bluesky's Susan Smith, Ottawa University's Robert Asselin, and Bluesky's Tim Barber.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former CTV Hill reporter Roger Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Bloc MP Claude Bachand and Danielle Leclerc.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

House of Commons protocol's Elizabeth Rody and Jane Kennedy.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

McLoughlin Media's Barry McLoughlin and Laura Peck.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Canadian Chamber of Commerce President Perrin Beatty, wearing a nice summer hat.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The National Arts Centre's Peter Herndorff and Rosemary Thompson.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Sisters, Maggie Creskey, left, and Hill Times publisher Anne Marie Creskey.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Progressive Conservative prime minister Joe Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Chad Schella, Maureen McTeer, and CPAC's Catherine Clark.

The Hill Times photograph Jake Wright

The guests on the front lawn of the U.S. ambassador's official residence in Ottawa's swishy Rockcliffe neighbourhood, high up above the Ottawa River.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The cheesecakes were brought in from Chicago. Yum!

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Maclean's magazine's Paul Wells.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Shaw's Alayne Crawford and Gary Clement, senior manager of GR at TD Bank (Toronto). 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CCCE's Ailish Campbell, Ekos' Frank Graves, Amgen's Kim Furlong, and H&K's Jackie King.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Environics' Greg MacEachern, CPAC's Natalie LeMay-Calcutt, and Shaw's Jim Patrick.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CommuniquéDirect's Nick Masciantonio and MDA's Leslie Swartman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

That's a lot of cheese, Martha.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Postmedia News columnist Andrew Coyne and Global TV News reporter Laura Stone.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Liberal MP Martha Hall Findlay, right, and a friend.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The lineup.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The scene.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Postmedia News national affairs columnist Andrew Coyne.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CTV cameraman Dave Ellis, centre. 

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