One wonders if Andrew Scheer was just to be a political placeholder, set up to fail because he wasn’t the Conservative Party’s first choice, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Canadians certainly won’t agree on everything, but with this minority government set to return in December, be prepared for implementation of most of the policy we weren’t talking about in the 43rd general election campa
After recently attending a memorial for two First Nations youth who died in Thunder Bay—Jethro Anderson and Paul Panacheese— who were written about in Tanya Talaga's book, Seven Fallen Feathers, I’m left wondering if Canada actually cares about First Nations kids.
But what if all this concern over the fate of the planet were to lead to an equally worrisome yet opposite wave of violence? By this I mean a reactionary kind of violent action by those who not only deny that we are in the midst of environmental catastrophe but who want to shut up those ringing the alarm bells. Is this far-fetched? Not necessarily.
Analysts see demand for oil hitting a plateau in about a decade. And the global shift toward renewable energy could happen a lot faster if countries decide radical steps are needed to avoid climate catastrophe.
Everyone needs to fight back, by calling out racism and supporting racialized candidates for jobs, political office, and opportunities, or we’ll undermine the foundations of the Canada we're striving to build.
To begin addressing the need for more timely and efficient access to musculoskeletal care, the requirement for a physician's referral for CAF members who seek treatment from chiropractors should be removed.
The alleged Russian threat is still the glue that holds the alliance together, but French President Emmanuel Macron doesn’t believe in that. His own answer is that the alliance’s real enemy is terrorism, but that is equally silly.
The House should create a new tier of private members’ bills, those sponsored by MPs of two or more parties. This new tier would have its own designated time and measures to make a certain number of them votable.
The Liberal minority government will need to delicately dial back some cherished progressive policy thrusts to help ease deepening regional pressures on Canada’s unity and prosperity if it hopes to remain in power.
What really matters is our success in building an innovative and competitive economy while ensuring the benefits are fairly distributed. A more productive economy is the key to so much of what we want to accomplish as a country—including the good jobs that sustain a middle class.