Our current government likes to boast we are a world leader in AI. We are doing some good research and training good researchers. But we shouldn’t let that make us complacent. AI research is just the tip of the iceberg. Much more is needed.
Conservative MP Randy Hoback, talking NAFTA right with his party's then-trade critic Gerry Ritz in August, was one of the 17 MPs who travelled to Washington and New York in the first three months of the 2017-18 fiscal year. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
MP spending overall is up about six per cent from $28.6-million in the first quarter of 2016-17 to about $30.5-million in the same period in 2017-18. Calgary Conservative MP Ron Liepert spent the most so far this fiscal year.
If one of these generals actually found himself in the position of having to stop Trump, he would face an agonizing decision. All his training tells him that he must obey civilian authority, and he will certainly be court-martialled if he disobeys a presidential order. On the other hand, he must not allow millions of human beings to die because of a stupid mistake.
The riding of Brampton East, Ont. is the second most ethnically diverse riding in the country, after Scarborough North, Ont.
Although New Democrats and Conservatives are different in so many ways, they both share a common dilemma: how do you beat an opponent like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a man who’s abundantly blessed with that most important of political assets—likeability?
•Federal governments have missed two more recent reduction targets and are likely to miss the latest one as well, which calls for a 30 per cent reduction over 2005 levels by 2030.•In her report to Parliament last week, Canada's Environment Commissioner Julie Gelfand urged MPs to push the government 'from seemingly endless planning mode into action mode. That shift needs to happen and it needs to happen now because Canada is already experiencing the impacts of a changing climate.' •The laggards include Catherine McKenna’s own department, Environment Canada and Climate Change, which was supposed to take the lead.
Jimmy Carter’s speech, as Delacourt points out, was 'prescient' in predicting the rise of Donald Trump. While his warnings about public confidence in government were not heeded, let us not ignore his references to faith, because it is faith that ultimately underpins and influences our thoughts and actions, whether we have it or not.