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.
‘Limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of GHGs,’ says Thomas Stocker, co-chair of the IPCC’s Working Group.
Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre is ramming through Parliament a bill called the ‘Fair Elections Act’ that seems to be anything but fair and could disenfranchise 520,000 voters.
The government is clearly not holding up its end of the bargain on veterans.
By following Brazil’s example and supporting Canadians to study abroad and to gain hands-on international experience in a research or in an industry setting related to their field of study, we can address two major priorities for Canada: better preparing our young people for careers in a global economy, and enhancing our linkages with key trade partners.
Scientists, world leaders, business people speak with one voice.
The employment programs that the federal, provincial and territorial governments have put into place for youth are much needed and should continue, especially for those of us who live in low-income communities and who face a lot of barriers.
The federal government is doing this while ensuring we maintain the strong rail-based supply chain system that shippers need to compete in domestic, continental and offshore markets.
We need to overhaul the system for rail travel in Canada. We need to stop sabotaging VIA by the historical mistake of giving freight the ownership of tracks built through public investment.
The federal and provincial governments should encourage pump turnover by using tax measures to aggressively depreciate the capital outlay required to update today’s fuel pumps for these modern blends.
As much as we praise the ideal of local democracy, and resent the intrusion of party officials in what should be a local democratic process, there are times when the intervention of senior party officials is not only desirable, but also mandatory.
But big ideas on the left seem few and far between these days, despite arguments to the contrary made recently by NDP deputy leader Megan Leslie.
Underwater noise can can drown out the calls marine animals use to communicate, the echolocation sounds they use to navigate and locate food, and the sound of predators.
Rather than striving to avoid repeating history, the Arctic Council, with its passive leadership and pro-business agenda, is paving the way for similar tragedies on our Arctic coastlines.
U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, right, and his wife, Vicki, were all smiles at hosting their first Fourth of July bash in Ottawa. Some 3,000 guest attended. The mood was good and there was a lot of dancing, eating, and chatting.
Vicki and Bruce Heyman. The dress code was summer whites. The atmosphere was light and lovely.
Bluesky's Susan Smith, Ottawa University's Robert Asselin, and Bluesky's Tim Barber.
House of Commons protocol's Elizabeth Rody and Jane Kennedy.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce President Perrin Beatty, wearing a nice summer hat.
The National Arts Centre's Peter Herndorff and Rosemary Thompson.
Sisters, Maggie Creskey, left, and Hill Times publisher Anne Marie Creskey.
The guests on the front lawn of the U.S. ambassador's official residence in Ottawa's swishy Rockcliffe neighbourhood, high up above the Ottawa River.
Shaw's Alayne Crawford and Gary Clement, senior manager of GR at TD Bank (Toronto).
CCCE's Ailish Campbell, Ekos' Frank Graves, Amgen's Kim Furlong, and H&K's Jackie King.
Environics' Greg MacEachern, CPAC's Natalie LeMay-Calcutt, and Shaw's Jim Patrick.
CommuniquéDirect's Nick Masciantonio and MDA's Leslie Swartman.
Postmedia News columnist Andrew Coyne and Global TV News reporter Laura Stone.
Former Liberal MP Martha Hall Findlay, right, and a friend.