The Harper government appears more focused on shifting scarce federal dollars to families which, relatively, have much less need for federal money, rather than designing policies to help improve life chances for the most disadvantaged.
Climate change has been wreaking havoc in agricultural production systems worldwide. Coffee production in the hemisphere has been particularly affected.
NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice underlines his party’s support for unions and workers’ rights.
The Harper government claims to be a champion of Canada’s North, but claims like this must be backed up by solid actions to protect Canadian interests.
This isn’t an argument about spending less. Nor is it an argument about spending more. It’s about spending smarter by re-engaging federal leadership in health care.
What’s happening in the oil and gas industry these days is a stark reminder of the relevance of that truism.
Instead it’s a pretty shell whose appearance distracts from what’s within.
Erin O’Toole, a veteran with a good track record, was an obvious choice for the position of minister of Veteran Affairs. But when it comes to veterans, especially the totally and permanently incapacitated injured veteran, will retired captain O’Toole be a hero or a zero?
Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney has boasted that Mulcair is the strongest opposition leader the country has seen since John Diefenbaker, a claim many in Ottawa would not dispute. So what has gone so wrong for Thomas Mulcair?
If U.S. hospitals ran as efficiently as Canada’s, the average U.S. family of four would save $2,000 annually on health care.
Canada’s dramatic decline in research and development has a continuing negative impact on labour productivity as well.
While Canada alone cannot bring Iran into compliance with its international obligations or compel the regime to negotiate in good faith, we can continue to lead by example and encourage those who might otherwise waver to join the effort.
But the efforts have not delivered the desired results. Canada still seems to be an innovation laggard. Canadian productivity was 82 per cent of the U.S. level in 2000 but just 73 per cent in 2012.
MPs could easily establish a process to deal with allegations of sexual harassment between MPs. But they’re playing politics instead.
The future of First Nation youth is too precious for it to be sacrificed on the altar of internecine squabbling, political wrangling, and political games played by First Nation leaders and the federal government.
Last Friday night, our entire staff went out to watch The Hill Times be printed at the press, Transcontinental, in Hull. It was a magical evening.
Trudeau advisers Gerald Butts, left, Robert Asselin, Ekos pollster Frank Graves, Postmedia News' Stephen Maher, consultant Andrew Balfour and National Post's John Ivison.
CTV's Mercedes Stephenson and Rob Rosenfeld of the U15-Group of Canadian Research Universities.
Finance Minister and man of the hour, Joe Oliver, arriving in his New Balance sneakers.
Health Minister Rona Ambrose's Director of Communications Cailin Rogers and Policy Director Trina Morisette with Greenbridge's Sheefra Brisbin.
Joseph Finkle, consultant at National Public Relations, and Navigator Consultant Will Stewart.
House Speaker Andrew Scheer and his chief of staff Kenzie Potter.
Finance Canada Economist Heather Kay, Canadian Chamber of Commerce's Mary-Anne Carter, Gillian Frackelton, special assistant to Vicki Heyman, Kristina Martin of Capital Comms Group, and Bluesky Strategies' Shannon Donnelly.
Liberal speechwriter Colin Horgan and Global's Laura Stone.