It’s always the same with right-wing populism. It’s based on the notion that average people won’t notice when they lose out in the fine print.
By downloading more cost of public-health programs to local government, a spokesperson for Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott, pictured last year, told a reporter the province is only ‘strengthening the role of municipalities in the delivery of public health,’ says author Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—It’s been nearly 20 years since seven people died and 2,300 became ill as a result of water contamination in the town of Walkerton, Ont.—the worst case of its kind in the country’s history.
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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.