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Ottawa To Study The Effects Of Violent Pornography

The Huffington Post Canada | Catherine Lévesque | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Politics

MP Arnold Viersen was inspired by what happened to Rehtaeh Parsons.

More Than 80% Of Canadians Are Worried About A Trump Victory

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 11.06.2016 | Canada Politics

A significant number feel the same way about Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Liberals Fight Accusations Of Shady Fundraising Practices

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2016 | Canada Politics

Trudeau himself has defended the fundraisers.

Althia Raj

Racist Messages Sent To Liberal MP After Anti-Islamophobia Motion

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Politics

Draws link to so-called 'values' debate.

Senators Want To Bring Canada's Upper Chamber Into The 21st Century

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Politics

Some ideas on upgrading the Senate have been debated for years.

Why I Did Not Vote In Favour Of Bill C-14 On Physician-Assisted Dying

Hedy Fry | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Hedy Fry

I do not support Bill C-14 in its present state because I do not think that the final version of the bill reflects the intent of the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling on physician-assisted death (Carter case) nor do I think that it serves the patient's best interests. I did not come to this decision easily.

After Spectacular Failure, NDP Needs A Leader Who Can Inspire

Peggy Nash | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Peggy Nash

The most important thing is for the NDP to not limp along and slip into irrelevance, but to boldly rebuild. Canada needs the NDP. But it needs an NDP that is both inspiring and competent, visionary and responsible, principled and practical. The many dedicated NDP activists need to know what happens now. Where is the NDP headed and how do they fit in to the big picture? What are the concrete plans to rebuild? Which brings me to the leadership question. The Leader too has to share the blame and Tom Mulcair has acknowledged this.

The Alberta NDP Needs A Lesson On 21st Century Governing

Todd Herron | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Alberta
Todd Herron

The Alberta NDP provincial government is getting its ass kicked with Bill 6. Nowhere in the Alberta NDP election platform does it mention occupational safety on farms. So where did this major piece of legislation come from? The Alberta NDP is using an obsolete "you elect us, we govern you" style that was already rapidly dying 20 years ago -- a style that became highly ineffective under the information openness of the Internet.

The Not-So-Different Campaigns of Harper and Mulcair

Terezia Farkas | Posted 10.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Terezia Farkas

During the federal candidates forum in my riding I noticed that both the NDP and Conservative candidates didn't mention their leader's name. It wasn't surprising. It's been hard differentiating between the campaigns of Thomas Mulcair and Stephen Harper.

Here Are 2 Ways Canada Can Help Syrian Refugees

Joe Gunn | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Joe Gunn

Canada should open our doors in an expedited manner to asylum seekers. For well over a year, Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) has join many other organizations in calling for Ottawa accept at least 10,000 Syrians. We have also opposed discrimination against refugees from that region on the basis of their religion.

Can Canadians Trust Thomas Mulcair With the Country's Top Job?

Terezia Farkas | Posted 07.17.2016 | Canada Politics
Terezia Farkas

Mulcair's image has been cleaned up by party strategists for the 2015 election, but we've seen enough of his behaviour and attitude over the years to make some judgement. Should Canadians judge Thomas Mulcair by his campaign image or by his character? Like any employer, Canadians need to know the man they're hiring for Canada's top job. Can Canadians trust Thomas Mulcair with being prime minister?

Egypt's Inability to End Female Genital Mutilation Is Shameful

Jenn Gearey | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Impact
Jenn Gearey

While Egypt was considered a role model for civilization once upon a time, its inability to put a stop against barbaric acts of FGM is painful. The human rights violations where infants, toddlers, children, teenagers, and women, are having their vaginas sliced, because the notion of a woman experiencing sexual pleasure is distasteful, are not dwindling.

We Are Citizens, Not Just Taxpayers

Janelle Vandergrift | Posted 05.29.2016 | Canada Business
Janelle Vandergrift

You know what they say: nothing is certain but death and taxes. But perhaps the negative assumptions behind this common saying deserve some second thought. Instead of rolling our eyes and gritting our teeth, let's consider how our tax dollars contribute to the common good as citizens first.

Will the Government Eliminate Capital Gains Tax?

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

By doubling the maximum contribution for a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), which would therefore jump to $11,000 a year according to rumours surrounding next Tuesday's budget, the federal government is doing more than just encourage saving; it's taking a step toward the de facto elimination of the capital gains tax on financial investments for the great majority of Canadians.

Why the NDP Is Not Government Material

Samuel Getachew | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

The reason Canadians do not look at the NDP as government material is obvious. Its public role has been to shout, scream and protest from the sidelines and that reality has and should not change. I would never question nor discount their public contributions -- Medicare and minimum wage -- however these admirable ideals were achieved with the adult supervision of the traditional governing parties.

If a Bible's Allowed in a Courtroom, Why Isn't a Hijab?

Blake Bromley | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

Judge Eliano Marengo has declared her Quebec courtroom "a secular place and a secular space", and has denied Rania El-Alloul a hearing because she wears a hijab. The judge proclaimed that there are no religious symbols in her courtroom. It is impossible for a judge who daily has witnesses place their hand on a Bible and swear to tell the truth to claim there are no religious symbols in her courtroom. So did the fact that Rania El-Alloul's attire was Islamic weigh more heavily on the judge's decision than the fact that she wore a religious symbol?

What it Was Like to Be a Part of "Team Baird"

Samuel Getachew | Posted 04.05.2015 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

Baird might be partisan to the core but the fact is, he has always been friendly to his opponents and a great mentor to those willing to follow in his footsteps. He was kind, thoughtful, passionate and cared about people. I liked being part of Team Baird.

Ignoring the Issue of Poverty Won't Make It Go Away

Joe Gunn | Posted 04.05.2015 | Canada Politics
Joe Gunn

In a country as wealthy as ours, it is simply wrong to allow 4.8 million Canadians to struggle to make ends meet, leaving so many unable to participate in the building up of the new Canada we all desire. Why must over 840,000 of our neighbours need to turn to a food bank to feed themselves and their families every month -- among them over 310,000 children?

There Are Only Two Real Candidates in the Ontario PC Leadership Race

Samuel Getachew | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

Time to focus on the two leading candidates who actually have a shot at, not just winning the leadership, but the premiership of Ontario in a few years. Both Vic Fedeli and Christine Elliott come from the political rich middle where most Ontarians reside in. They have had distinguished leadership roles in business, law and politics among them.

The Road to Lima Passes Through the PMO

Joe Gunn | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada
Joe Gunn

This week the eyes of the world are turned towards Lima, Peru, and the UN climate talks known formally as the 20th gathering of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20). The road to progress in Lima is full of pot holes and is poorly illuminated. For Canadians, progress on the road to Lima passes right through Langevin Block, home to the Prime Minister's Office. To date this road has been blocked.

Catherine Lévesque

The Seedy Side Of Quebec's Resource Boom

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Lévesque | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada Business

SEPT-ÎLES, Que. — For some, it's a way to make some fast cash. For others, it's a chance to latch on to an engineer for maybe more than one night. ...

If Government Is Committed To Transparency, Why the Steep Search Fees?

Renu Mandhane | Posted 01.17.2015 | Canada Politics
Renu Mandhane

In the past few years, I have made a handful of requests, dutifully paying my $5 in the hopes of receiving documents that will shed some light on Canada's human rights record. What has transpired is Kafkaesque. I requested information from the Department of Justice, Foreign Affairs, and Heritage Canada on our government's process for implementing human rights treaties. Between two departments, I was told that processing of my request would cost... wait for it ...more than $4,000 in search fees.

Pipelines Connect Jobs -- Why the Disconnect?

Christopher Smillie | Posted 12.28.2014 | Canada Business
Christopher Smillie

Pipelines deliver energy directly to consumers or to industry and have operated safely in Canada for a generation. Pipelines contain the raw goods people and industry demand to heat homes, fill our stores with strawberries in the winter season and ultimately, run our economy.

First Nations Child and Family Human Rights Hearing

Chief Shining Turtle | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Impact
Chief Shining Turtle

During the week of October 20-24, the human rights case brought before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (Tribunal) jointly by the First Nations Chil...

Don't Give ISIS the Reaction it Wants

Blake Bromley | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

We must move beyond being revolted by the beheadings because that is the singular reaction ISIS seeks from those who do not respond by becoming recruits. Young radicals leaving Canada are individuals. We must see them as individuals and not just caricatures.