More a pamphlet than a substantive vision and strategy, the government’s report seems rooted in the present rather than looking to the future. It is devoid of big ideas and largely ignores the next big wave in the digital economy, what Cisco calls ‘the Internet of Everything.’
The military brass cannot have been surprised. Or, if they were, they were negligent. Statistics must be reported up the chain. They must certainly have heard—or perhaps dealt with—cases that never faced a formal charge.
Several government MPs used misleading arguments in replying to their constituents on the federal government’s decision to allow the Health Accord to expire.
Just when the Habs were poised to become Canada’s team, Ron MacLean’s simmering bias changed the channel on a unifying moment.
The federal government has invested a total of almost $5-billion in new funding to enhance veterans’ benefits, programs, and services since 2006 and has no plans to rest on its laurels now, says Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino.
There was no minister in the Chrétien Cabinet who had the combined analytical abilities, patience and intellectual will to pick apart policy and legislation and expose their weaknesses the way Herb Gray did.
Herb Gray’s first and legendary impact on Canadian politics was in 1972 when, as minister of consumer and corporate affairs, he pressed for greater control of foreign investment in Canadian industry.
A Russia-driven shift in global currency allegiance could devastate the economies of the U.S. and Canada.
Applying clean-tech to our natural resources is Canada’s unique opportunity. Climate change makes it imperative.
R.B. Bennett’s story deserves to be a larger part of our collective story. He should have a statue on Parliament Hill.
While a number of mining companies have taken steps to improve their corporate social responsibility, there are still disturbing gaps, particularly in how some companies relate to the indigenous communities on whose land most of their activities take place.
If the Conservatives don’t make at least some key changes, it’s fair to say that voters across Canada will be fairly concerned that the Conservatives aren’t playing fair, and that it will be fair game for voters not to give them a fair shake in the next election.
All oversight bodies need to be strengthened with impartial non-bureaucrats to manage them.
How many times do police officers have to be convicted under the Police Services Act of Ontario for discreditable conduct before they can be fired?
While many in those communities have found little reason to go to the polls given the slim likelihood of any change in their lives, no one likes to be told what they can and can’t do—especially when it comes to rights. For the people targeted by Harper for disenfranchisement, the 2015 election could be purely about democracy itself.
If there is ever to be a possibility of a regime helping people, the Integrity Commissioner’s Office needs a compassionate person who’s interested in helping and aiding people.
Much more is needed because, nationwide, we still lag both in innovation and in making the shift from a North American fixation to a global focus.
Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.
Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.