In Harper’s decision to employ a consultative approach as reflected in Haida, let us hope that we can genuinely heal the festering wounds in relations with our First Nations, sowing the seeds for a genuine renaissance in which we all reap the benefits.
That the government has no qualms about using $4-million to publicize their gutting of the Navigable Waters Protection Act is a stark illustration of the gulf between where they are on the environment and where they should be.
The Prime Minister of Canada has abandoned Canada’s military and RCMP veterans.
Depositing whiskey over the Frontenac County soil seems at first simply an act of dutiful family loyalty, but soon becomes an opening to the world of Sir John and his insights into politics, human nature, and the difficulties of life, both political and personal.
The remarkable Idle No More movement is the biggest and most important national outpouring of grassroots aboriginal anger ever seen in Canada.
Although it is a complex matter, there are two basic arguments in favour of stealth, and both are significant: mission effectiveness and pilot survivability.
Canada’s not in terrific shape, but prospects not bad over next decade
But if you can accept the notion that public health care, if optimized, could be an investment good yielding future wealth as opposed to a consumption good using up current wealth and resources, the road to reversing our productivity slide seems suddenly to be freshly paved.
It’s time for Canada’s finance ministers to think outside the box.
We have been relying far too much on the production and export of raw materials, including oil sands oil, and not enough on building a higher-value and more diversified economy, including advanced manufacturing and knowledge-intensive tradable services.
'We have been relying far too much on the production and export of raw materials, including oil sands oil, and not enough on building a higher-value and more diversified economy,' says David Crane.
The consequences of limiting access to medical care for most classes of refugees are being seen and felt in emergency rooms and community health centres across the country.
'Government policies since Canada signed the free trade deal and NAFTA have savaged working families financially and socially all in the name of having an internationally competitive economy,' says Murray Dobbin.
We can wake up to the reality of what jettisoning billions of dollars in yearly revenue through virtually useless tax cuts actually means for our quality of life. Or we can quietly become California North. You remember California.
You can’t lead a country by keeping it divided and in the dark, and in the cross-partisan opposition to the Canada-China FIPA and CNOOC-Nexen takeover we may be seeing fertile soil for a broad rejection of this government’s stealthy agenda.
Contributing to the problem is that the federal government addresses the issue of drug abuse with a criminal justice approach rather than a public health concern.
Legislation could be introduced before the end of the year to respond to the RFSR and to the Dinning Report, according to Transport Minister Denis Lebel.
Corporations want selective competition, for others, but not for themselves.
A defence procurement strategy focused on key industrial capabilities will help the government achieve its complementary objectives and succeed in the real world our sector operates in.