Prominent pollsters say there is a chance that the Liberals lose seats in New Brunswick and Western Canada if opposition parties are able to persuade voters that a loss of jobs and harm to their personal finances were caused by decisions in Ottawa.
Environment Commissioner Julie Gelfand's report concluded that the government has yet to do 'much of the hard work that is required' to protect its more than $66-billion in government assets such as railways, buildings, and ports from the effects of climate change, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
All in all, we can collectively breathe a sigh of relief. Canada remains well-placed when it comes to terrorism and while we must remain vigilant and ensure that our protectors are adequately resourced, we must acknowledge that we are in a much better position than many of our closest allies.
If we really want to be leaders in the multilateral system, we have to offer more than platitudes and charm.
Although federal politicians were careful not to criticize Americans on what they should do with their gun laws, one lawmaker told The Hill Times that it is about time they acknowledge they have a problem with lax rules for firearms.
We have not endeared ourselves to the developing nations that hold the power at the UN.
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