Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
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OPINION > OPINION PIECES
New Brunswick election: lessons for federal parties

For the Liberals, what happened in New Brunswick shows that campaigns matter.


  
Let’s build on Canada’s mental health leadership: PTSD affects us all

A renewed commitment in the 2015 budget to all Canadians suffering from PTSD and their families, as well as a new mandate for the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) would build on this leadership and help ensure the training, support and treatment is there to help our loved ones get better.


  
Global economic opportunity important for Canada’s biotech sector

Industry and governments need to continue identifying gaps and working together to ensure Canada’s policy environment is as strategic and comprehensive as it needs to be.


  
International alignment needed to facilitate smooth trade of agricultural products

It’s important that the Government of Canada continue to advocate for aligned risk evaluations and decisions around the world, particularly with our key trading partners, to minimize unnecessary and costly trade disruptions.


  
Lack of fairness with overseas tax evasion: we pay the price

Our federal government must recognize that without a determined and effective effort to find and prosecute overseas tax cheats, there is no meaningful deterrent against this behaviour. The Australians have learned this lesson, and reaped the rewards. It is time for Canada to follow their lead.


  
Bob Carty, a voice impossible to silence

Bob Carty and I had a 40-year friendship forged around solidarity with Latin America, love for music, and a yearning for a faith that does justice.


  
Climate action will be good for growth

Carbon pricing can create a powerful market for innovation and productivity.


  
Aboriginal-government relations in Canada uncertain

There has to be a new, enlightened approach whereby all parties work together for the greater good. Unfortunately, at this time, without transformative change in approach, or in leadership, this does not seem likely.


  
CRTC vs. Netflix: has Canada’s broadcast regulator started a fight it can’t win?

  
Crowdsourcing dignity around the world to end cyberbullying

In support of Global Dignity and the Less More campaign, the leading international peacebuilding organization, Interpeace, launched its own globally—crowdsourced #peace campaign on PlayMC2 during the ‘Geneva Peace Talks’ at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 19, 2014.


  
Canada needs to act now on climate change, follow U.S. lead

The time has come to accelerate the transition towards a low carbon society ensuring that the next generation of Canadians can inherit a productive economy with high social well-being standards, live in sustainable cities and enjoy Canada’s unique wildlife, pristine lakes and ice-capped mountains. For that world to be ours tomorrow, we must act now.


  
Canada needs to act now on climate change, follow U.S. lead

The time has come to accelerate the transition towards a low carbon society ensuring that the next generation of Canadians can inherit a productive economy with high social well-being standards, live in sustainable cities and enjoy Canada’s unique wildlife, pristine lakes and ic-capped mountains. For that world to be ours tomorrow, we must act now.


  
Potential benefits of biomedicine, genomics-targeted health care to Canadians difficult to overstate

From new technologies that will enable doctors to prescribe the right medicine to the right person at the right time, to markedly enhanced cancer diagnostics, treatment and research, the transformation in health care is already in motion.


  
Reaching critical mass for commercialization

Canada has the foundation for a vibrant health sciences industry, but there remains a challenge in translating this world-class research into its full commercial potential, generating new medicines for patients, and realizing the full extent of resulting economic and societal benefits.


  
Who decided biotech was a technology winner?

After squandering billions on nuclear, the federal government, first under the Liberals and now under the Conservatives, have decided to shovel tens of millions into biotechnology.


  
Platform paradox: does Justin Trudeau need one now?

Justin Trudeau should give himself all of the platform flexibility he can get going into 2015.


  
We need a multi-decade, sustained effort to move country in right direction

Politicians rarely think on those time scales, too often developing four-year policies that align with election dates. To survive changes in the government of the day, a comprehensive industrial strategy needs broad support across party lines and regional divides.


  
Government docs raise disturbing questions about demands for subscriber information

While major telecom companies such as Rogers and Telus have adjusted their policies in response to the decision, newly released documents reveal that the government’s approach to subscriber information requests remains wildly inconsistent.


  
CETA will provide extended protection for pharmaceutical innovators

We will continue to engage in issues and opportunities in Canadian biotechnology that support creating jobs and growth while improving the quality of life of Canadians.


  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, February 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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