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Conservatives' lack of action on murdered, missing aboriginal women 'truly disturbing': Sen. Lovelace Nicholas

The federal government speaks about action, but its so-called plan is nothing more than a laundry list of existing piecemeal initiatives—many of them a mere continuation of inadequate efforts not even specific to aboriginal women, says Liberal Senator Sandra Lovelace Nicholas


  
Time to restart Canada’s energy conversation

  
Castles in the air: Canada’s unexploitable hydrocarbon ‘resources’

  
Harper tightens noose, but the corpse won’t die

Mark Bourrie argues coherently, and convincingly, that the lights are going out in Harper’s Ottawa. As they dim, so do hopes for a vital democracy.


  
Government should be taking the lumps, not injured veterans

Despite what Prime Minister Stephen Harper says, Canada does not have the best veterans’ programs and services in the world.


  
Fiduciary obligation of feds to veterans, families involves honour of Crown

There are shortcomings in the New Veterans Charter. The government should act and correct the most obvious deficiencies.


  
Harper has captured the fear zeitgeist

Stephen Harper is presently inching towards re-election. Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair are not. Harper has captured the fear zeitgeist, while Trudeau and Mulcair are attempting to swim against the tide.


  
Gender injustice unchained by religion

Justice, peace and non-violent hope are the ideals upon which religions are founded and governments of liberal democracies ascribe to achieve.


  
Canada’s energy regulator completely broken

  
Business case for a national dementia strategy compelling

We must tackle dementia collectively and deliberately. Our economic prosperity depends on it just as much as those we hold dear to us.


  
Developing strategies for change

It is time to look beyond surface characteristics to the talent beneath, in order to marshal the skills of all lawyers and paralegals, at all levels, and to promote a profession that is representative of the community it serves.


  
Will Obama and Harper get us all killed?

U.S., Britain, NATO, and the Harper government continue to up the ante in the confrontation with Russia over the Ukraine.


  
Conservative fear campaign: murderers and terrorists in our streets

The more threats the Conservatives can identify, the better their political odds, because they own the ‘scared voter.’


  
Canadians will be discussing energy in next federal election

  
Responsible energy policy critical to Canada’s economic future

  
Keystone and the tipping point away from fossil fuels

Canadians better start noticing that betting on fossil fuels is not only stoking the furnace on future climate disasters, in purely economic terms, it’s stupid.


  
How multiculturalism can make Canada stronger this century

Multiculturalism was one of our country’s social revolutions of the 20th century. In the 21st century—a century in which American global leadership may be lacking—Canada needs a socio-strategic revolution. We need to find a way to unite those communities in Canada that would normally be divided by an overseas protracted social conflict behind a shared foreign policy approach.


  
Doubling contributions to tax-free savings account: even nastier than income splitting

The TFSA carries far higher risks than rewards—for individual Canadians, as well as for the economy as a whole.


  
How can a $16-million to $30-million gift of public land be justified?

Ottawa architect Barry Padolsky writes an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.


  
Secret memo reveals RCMP records on requests for subscriber data ‘inaccurate, incomplete’

The shortcomings in both practice and oversight point to the need for a strong legislative and policy response.


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Thursday, September 3, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Election 2015: Prime Minister Stephen Harper's rally in Ottawa Aug. 31, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks about the Conservative Party's low-tax, balanced budget plan for the economy at a rally in Ottawa on Aug. 31.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks about the Conservative Party's low-tax, balanced budget plan for the economy at a rally in Ottawa on Aug. 31.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative Party campaign director of communications Kory Teneycke.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Sun Media's David Akin and the Conservatives' Jeremy Hunt say hi to Conservative supporters.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative candidate Royal Galipeau, running for re-election in Orleans, Ont.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Ottawa-area Conservative candidates have a laugh.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative Party supporter.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative candidate Damian Konstantinakos, running in Ottawa Centre, Ont.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper greets supporters.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to Conservative Party supporters.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks about the Conservative Party's low-tax, balanced budget plan for the economy at a rally in Ottawa on Aug. 31.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative Party staffer Colin McSweeney.

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