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OPINION > OPINION PIECES
Mulcair's environmental policies questionable, says Liberal MP McKay

  
Poverty costs Canada billions of dollars every year

There is a need for federal leadership on child poverty and inequity.


  
Healing our military veterans: first steps

There’s a dire need to directly involve Canadian society to help our Canadian Armed Forces veterans move closer to a productive life and away from the darkness of suicide.


  
Rare intelligence hearing should be start of broader conversation

Monday’s Senate National Security and Defence Committee hearing could mark the beginning of a national conversation on the future of intelligence accountability in Canada, the likes of which has not taken place in the nearly 30 years since CSIS was hived off from the RCMP’s Security Service.


  
Only cowardice standing in way of CPP expansion

Real reforms to our public pensions have never been closer. But to finally take it over the top we are missing one key element—leadership.


  
Canada’s future as knowledge- based innovative society depends mathematics and science

These are two good reasons to aspire to improve the ways in which we inspire interest and capacities in mathematics.


  
New FedDev Ontario initiatives to strengthen southern Ontario’s economy

Collectively, we must step up our game in each of these areas to create jobs, improve our productivity and ensure the economic prosperity of this country.


  
Military suicides: platitudes and rhetoric not enough

There is a 15 per cent to 20 per cent shortage of mental health professionals in the CAF and quality and consistency of the existing care is found wanting, exacerbated by sending military members to unmonitored outside providers. As well, by merely wiping their hands of those who don’t come forward, DND has perpetuated a profound abandonment of the injured who need new strategies to receive help.


  
Devolution critical, Northwest Territories looks forward to timely passage of Bill C-15

For the first time, the people of the N.W.T. will enjoy a level of self-determination and control over territorial affairs on par with that enjoyed by their fellow Canadians in the provinces and Yukon, fulfilling the implicit promise made 46 years ago and secured through the ongoing development of a fully elected and representative Legislative Assembly that has steadily assumed responsibilities from Canada.’


  
British 1922 Committee: How MPs can take back control without legislation

The average backbencher is going to have to become much more knowledgeable about the philosophy underlying our institutions and courageous in the face of executive power if we are ever going to improve our Parliamentary institutions along the lines proposed by Michael Chong.


  
Problem with assessing Kennedy’s legacy for U.S. history is its incomplete nature

But for ‘Boomers,’ their cataclysmic event in life has been and forever will be Nov. 22, 1963, the day U.S. president John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The event continues to redound throughout the decades; it remains the political equivalent of a fascinating text that the author never finished.


  
Why U.S. polls are better at predicting election results

For pollsters, the consequences of ignoring voting behaviour of the 'not likely' voters and underestimating the size of the group creates a fertile ground for producing inaccurate voting projections.


  
People of Canada taking climate change into own hands

Communities across Canada and the United States are helping to build one of the biggest, and most inclusive, climate change movements yet.


  
Flexibility is key to sea power

For projects like the Canadian Surface Combatant, announced and budgeted in 2008, the impact of further delay is that the project is losing up to $1-million a day in buying power due to defence‐specific inflation.


  
Pension reform big issue in next election campaign: David Crane

Fewer than 40 per cent of working Canadians are covered by a registered pension plan.


  
Canada not doing enough to support transition to a green economy

  
Canada’s mental health: time to commit to what we value

  
Bill C-14 only deals with Not Criminally Responsible Act

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Former Liberal deputy prime minister Herb Gray dies at age 82: some photos from his life on the Hill April 22, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray, the former Liberal MP, Cabinet minister, and deputy prime minister, pictured here with his daughter Elizabeth Gray-Smith, died on Monday, April 21 at the age of 82. He served in Parliament of 39 years and was one of Canada's longest-serving MPs.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray and his former assistant Eugene Lang, pictured at a Hill reception.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray, pictured on his way to a U.S. Embassy's Fourth of July party in Ottawa. Mr. Gray may have not been in the House in his later years, but he regularly attended Hill-related receptions.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Herb Gray at a menorah-lighting ceremony on the Hill.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured back in his Centre Block office when he was in government.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured in his Centre Block office, being interviewed by Bill Curry, who was a reporter for The Hill Times.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured in his Centre Block office back when he was in government.
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Herb Gray, pictured on the Hill posing for The Hill Times.
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Herb Gray, pictured on the Hill back when he was a Cabinet minister.
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Herb Gray, pictured on Parliament Hill.
The Hill Times photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray pictured with his wife, Sharon Sholzberg, on the Hill.
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Herb Gray, pictured in a Hill scrum.
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Jim Peterson and Herb Gray, pictured on a rainy day on the Hill.
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Jim Peterson and Herb Gray.
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Herb Gray, centre, pictured with the late Liberal MP Shaughnessy Cohen, and Windsor Star Hill reporter Paul McKeague, during a Hill fire drill.
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Herb Gray, who went esophagus cancer in 1996 and beat it, is pictured here in a Hill scrum.
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Herb Gray, pictured at a Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner on the Hill.
The Hill Times file photograph by Terry McDonald
Herb Gray, pictured at the Lester B. Pearson Building in Ottawa on his way into a special Cabinet minister back when he was a Cabinet minister.
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Herb Gray, pictured in a Hill scrum. Allan Thompson, left, was a reporter with The Toronto Star, and Paul McKeague, pictured right behind Mr. Gray, was never far behind the MP from Windsor.
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Herb Gray in another Hill scrum.
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Herb Gray in his Centre Block office back when he was a Cabinet minister. He collected, framed, and hung up most of the editorial cartoons of himself in his Centre Block office.
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Herb Gray and his many framed cartoons.
The Hill Times photograph by Kate Malloy
Herb Gray and his editorial cartoons, pictured in his Centre Block office.

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