Health Minister Patty Hajdu, pictured with Finance Minister Bill Morneau in November 2019, is tasked with implementing a national pharmacare program. The forthcoming plan will be informed by the testimony and report of 35 randomly selected Canadians who served on a national Reference Panel on Pharmacare, writes Peter MacLeod. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
More than a decade spent working in the borderlands between formal and informal politics has taught me that for democracy to endure, we need to redouble our commitment to citizens representing citizens.
A Public Safety draft June 2019 memo noted that climate change losses to the economy could be as high as $5-billion in 2020 and could escalate to between $20-billion to $40-billion a year by the 2050s.
John was a mentor to me. Learning on his knee was one of the best experiences of my life. To watch him, work with him, and build a friendship with him was the most advanced graduate studies on how to navigate life.
While the issue leaves physicians with their heads spinning and communities without adequate care, many believe the solution is national licensure—a single licence that’s transferrable across provinces.
At the start of the millennium, I believed the next decades would herald the beginnings of greater global co-operation, a truly united Europe, and more post-national countries. Instead, we have seen an emerging backlash.
Phone lines are burning, text messages are filling inboxes, and everyone from activists to would-be candidates are determining what is real and what is make believe when it comes to the leadership race.
This was a government that was supposed to honour the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, its findings and mandate, and the Calls to Action and objectives. The same goes with the implementation of the Spirit Bear Plan.
Russians sometimes call themselves 'Italians of the North,' and they don’t mean it in a good way. So he wants a strong state, run with a firm hand, even after he has retired, which means that a clear and orderly succession is very important.
The bottom line? If monarchy isn’t the thing for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, if they just want to be Harry and Meghan, maybe it’s time we started thinking about whether it’s the thing for a country like Canada. Is it time to put kings and queens, and princes and princesses where they belong—in the past?
The recent commemorations are a reminder that in this still-dangerous world, there are Canadian soldiers, development workers, and diplomats working for us abroad for whom the season may be anything but peaceful.