Monday, July 6, 2015
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Doubling contributions to tax-free savings account: even nastier than income splitting

The TFSA carries far higher risks than rewards—for individual Canadians, as well as for the economy as a whole.

How can a $16-million to $30-million gift of public land be justified?

Ottawa architect Barry Padolsky writes an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Secret memo reveals RCMP records on requests for subscriber data ‘inaccurate, incomplete’

The shortcomings in both practice and oversight point to the need for a strong legislative and policy response.

Feds’ fiscal policy has depressed potential economic growth

But the Harper government likes to claim it has exercised strong leadership in managing the economy.

Trudeau’s inevitability slipped 15 points, and that’s a lot

Manning Conference about remembering how we got here and best path forward into future

'New Deal' needed for young Canadians facing variety of economic pressures

Senate Liberals host panel discussion at Open Caucus.

Non-cooperation threatens productive fishery

It is time for the Government of Canada to partner with the American and Nova Scotia governments in passing legislation to extend the Canadian moratorium through 2022. To do otherwise will endanger the spirit of cooperation that has developed between the United States and Canada in the management of this rich and sensitive marine area.

Exposing the new feudalism

The moral and ethical rot at the core of these stories can be characterized quite nicely by the word pimping—HSBC for the rich and drug lords, Strauss Kahn for other members of the political and economic elite, and Williams and his ilk for well-paid complicity in the worst excesses of U.S. (and Canadian) militarism.

Five big ideas for Canada, on stage this week in Ottawa

Five of Canada’s boldest visionaries speak about the one great idea they have for our country.

Canada must release its ‘entrepreneurial genie’

Major scientific discoveries cannot be planned. They come from giving creative thinkers the freedom to follow new ideas.

Our national anthem should be gender neutral

Let’s replace ‘thy sons’ with ‘of us.’ Doing so will cost taxpayers nothing, but signals to women and girls across Canada that they’re valued every bit as much as their brothers, fathers and sons.

Updated science strategy expands Harper government’s focus on innovation

Irresponsible of feds to download funding of national research tools to universities

These tools enable our scientists to undertake the basic research that will drive Canada’s ability to compete, collaborate and innovate on the world stage.

Canada’s economic priority must be innovation

Central to our policies is understanding that there is no conflict between environment and economy.

Research at Canada’s colleges a boon for business and social innovation

Given the strong presence of colleges across Canada, and the breadth of college expertise in these disciplines, their work will offer significant benefit to faculty, to students, and to local businesses and communities throughout the country and well into the future.

Four things needed to make pharmacare work for Canadians

Police, first responders exposed to unique, difficult set of job-related stressors

It is important to see so many police and mental health leaders working together to change the culture; promote mental well-being; prevent mental health problems and illnesses; and, make it easier to seek help when needed, say MHCC and CACP.

War on terror is a war of ideas, long-term strategy against insurgencies needed

'Treating the insurgencies primarily as a military rather than an ideological problem has caused the growth of insurgencies,' says Carleton University professor.

Politicians need to think outside box when it comes to seniors' care

Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Politicians, Candidates come out for Toronto Pride Parade, June 28, 2015 June 29, 2015

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On Sunday, Toronto didn't have to wait for the rain to stop for the rainbows to appear, or the politicians. Pictured here, federal and Ontario Liberal leaders Justin Trudeau and Kathleen Wynne, joined by MPs Chrystia Freeland, Carolyn Bennett, and Bob Rae. Candidates Bill Morneau, Salma Zahid, and Bill Blair were there, too.

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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, really playing up the beard thing at this year's pride.

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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May alongside candidates Gord Miller, Mike Schreiner, and deputy leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Mark Daye.

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A first this year was a Conservative contingent actually walking in the parade. They were calling themselves the LGTBTories. Among them were MP Bernard Trottier, candidate for Toronto-Centre Julian Di Battista, and Status of Women and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.

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NDP Toronto MPs Matthew Kellway and Craig Scott, with Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and candidate for Toronto-Centre Linda McQuaig.

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Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett carrying the banner with the Women's College Hospital in the parade.

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In an appearance that has sparked some backlash among social-conservative Conservatives, MPPs Jack MacLaren and Lisa MacLeod marched alongside Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown.


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