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B.C. Accelerates Past Point Of No Return On Megaproject Overruns

Dermod Travis | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

One would be hard-pressed to find a single government forecast for the Sea-to-Sky highway project ($195 million over its first estimate), the Port Mann or the South Fraser Perimeter Road that has been met.

America Is No Longer That Shining City Upon A Hill

David Martin | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

My wife and I recently spent five days over the Memorial Day weekend playing tourist in Washington, D. C. It is an impressive city populated with grand buildings and memorials. Yet, like the recently repaired cracks in the Washington Monument, I couldn't help noticing the cracks in America's philosophical edifice.

A Generic Stump Speech For Today's Candidates

David Martin | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada
David Martin

There's no doubt about it; it's a long presidential campaign. With months still to go until the election, Republican and Democratic candidates have th...

The Obama Sisters Are All Teenage Girls When Meeting Ryan Reynolds

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Parents

While the rest of Washington crushed on Trudeau, the Obama sisters had their eyes on another Canadian.

Lobbying Is A Profession In Need Of A Makeover

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there does seem to be a future for the industry. In fact, if we're not careful, B.C. could be overrun by lobbyists. Last year, there were 2,502 in-house and consultant lobbyists registered in the province, up from 1,451 four years ago. Whoever said the B.C. Jobs Plan wasn't working?

North Korea Is Testing China's Patience

Centre for International Policy Studies | Posted 10.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Centre for International Policy Studies

All eyes would be on Beijing. North Korea's frequent provocations to help secure political concessions, and often financial and food aid too, are no longer having the effect they used to. Having all been burnt once too often in the past, Seoul, Tokyo and Washington are not in mood to play such games. And crucially for Pyongyang, neither, it seems, is Beijing.

Why B.C.'s Murky Political Lobbying Industry Is So Troubling

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The intertwining of lobbyists with a political party's fundraising apparatus is worrisome, because ultimately both sides risk developing a dependency on keeping the other happy and the money flowing. It rarely ends well.

A Tale of Two Teas

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Living
Parmjit Parmar

Having grown up in a household of tea drinkers, I've always had a penchant for a good cuppa. Today afternoon tea has risen to new heights with tea sommeliers and chefs pairing tea with food to enhance the flavours of this repast. On recent visits to tearooms in Washington and Toronto two very different afternoon teas were tasted.

A Weekend in Washington D.C.

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

The political heart of the United States, Washington D.C. offers endless possibilities to foodies, history buffs and art lovers. It's the perfect place to spend a weekend I recently spent 48 extraordinary hours there, and I know that I will be back soon for more.

Who Does Your Representative Represent?

Aaron H. Emery | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada
Aaron H. Emery

It took four months to go from the tragedy of Newtown to the disgraceful lack of leadership that saw the United States Congress -- with its 15% approv...

A Visit With Bob Dole, the Last Centralist

Robert Waite | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada
Robert Waite

When Bob Dole subsequently offered me the job as his press secretary, I at first resisted. What I subsequently came to learn over the next several years was that Bob Dole was at heart a centralist, a pragmatist, a problem-solver. Unlike some of his colleagues, he understood and enjoyed the machinery of the Senate.

The Ethiopian Determined to be the Next Barack Obama

Samuel Getachew | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

In the great mass of Ethiopians in the United States, one man sees great potential for American's newest immigrants. A radio personality, a writer, and an activist, Tewodros "Teddy" Fikre is seeking a sear in the eight Congressional District in the Commonwealth of Virginia. A huge step for any Ethiopian.

Caps: The Worst of Teams and the Best of Teams

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 07.01.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

No team is this much fun to watch lose. No team is this much fun to watch win. I'm talking of course, about the Washington Capitals.

'Gang Of Six' Senators Propose U.S. Debt Deal

THE CANADIAN PRESS | Posted 01.13.2012 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- WASHINGTON - Leaders of a bipartisan "Gang of Six" senators said Tuesday that they've reached agreement on a major plan to cut t...