Bruce Moncur

Government Complacency Has Plunged Northern Manitoba Into Poverty

Bruce Moncur | August 26, 2016 | Canada Politics
As Northern Manitoba hemorrhages jobs, the federal and provincial government seem content arguing on who is to blame and following a policy of complacency. Apart from pictures in canoes and superficial ceremonies, actual help will not be forthcoming.
Dermod Travis

Here's An Idea - B.C. Should Disclose Direct Award Contracts Online

Dermod Travis | August 26, 2016 | Canada British Columbia
In April, the Alaska Highway News filed an access to information request for a list of the direct award contracts signed during the first stages of the Site C dam construction. The contracts ranged in value from $30,373 to $900,000, but that's only for the awards the utility disclosed.
Abubakar Kasim

Suspension Of The Burkini Ban Should Bring A Time Of Reflection

Abubakar Kasim | August 26, 2016 | Canada Politics
While we should applaud the court's decision to suspend this discriminatory ban and infringement of human rights, we ought to come together to ask what led a country like France to act in such a manner. We ought to ask tough questions in order to avoid future occurrences of these types of discrimination.
Duncan Kinney

Jason Kenney's Campaign Corp Is Anything But A Non-Profit

Duncan Kinney | August 25, 2016 | Canada Politics
Jason Kenney has assured Albertans that even though his campaign isn't obligated to follow the rules everything would be above board. However, Kenney's campaign has chosen to go with the least transparent organizational structure available and Kenney has publicly misidentified Unite Alberta as a non-profit.
Guy Caron

Tax Evasion Will Persist Until Parliament Hill Steps Up

Guy Caron | August 25, 2016 | Canada Politics
Liberal and Conservative members of the Finance Committee seem to have little appetite to pursue the matter any further and the committee will release its report this fall, and will move on to something else. As long as politicians will be timid and fearful of using their power, Canadians have little hope of seeing the issue of tax evasion or aggressive tax avoidance being addressed seriously by their politicians.
Peter MacKay

We Need A Government That Takes Atlantic Canada Seriously

Peter MacKay | August 25, 2016 | Canada Politics
An area in urgent need of attention is the continuing mishandling of judicial appointments and the government's astonishing neglect of Atlantic Canada, where I am proud to be from. The Liberals hold all 32 federal seats and all four provincial governments in Atlantic Canada. One would think some gratitude might result. Yet like the whittling away of the shipbuilding contracts in Nova Scotia and the decision to make an Ontarian the minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the latest slight over a Supreme Court seat has been accepted with barely a whisper.
Sarah E. Leamon

Judge Needs To Be Held Accountable For What He Said About Rape Victim

Sarah E. Leamon | August 24, 2016 | Canada Alberta
The distasteful conduct of a Federal Court Justice will be the subject of a public hearing, set to commence in September. Justice Robin Camp is under fire for comments that he made during a 2014 sexual assault trial, which he presided over during his time as a provincial court judge in Alberta.
Prad Sekar

What Health Canada's New Cannabis Regulations Mean For Patients

Prad Sekar | August 24, 2016 | Canada Living
Wednesday's release of Health Canada's new medical cannabis regulations, the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations brings some big changes for patients. Perhaps the biggest is the reintroduction of statutes that allow Canadian patients to grow for themselves, or to designate someone to grow on their behalf.
Kimberlyn McGrail

British Columbia's Failed Health-Care Experiment

Kimberlyn McGrail | August 24, 2016 | Canada British Columbia
B.C. attempted to coax individual doctors to provide important primary care services (chronic disease management, mental health care and preventative care, for example) and discourage walk-in style practice by providing additional incentive payments within the public fee-for-service system.
Liam Massaubi

Does Gord Downie's Call To Action Mean Anything For First Nations?

Liam Massaubi | August 24, 2016 | Canada Politics
As pretty much the entire country watched The Tragically Hip live in Kingston, Ontario for their final show, Gord Downie used the opportunity to do something not many would...bring up First Nations issues to the prime minister himself.
Wade Rowland

The Hip Concert On CBC Is What Happens When Nation Trumps Revenue

Wade Rowland | August 23, 2016 | Canada Business
The CBC's decision to air the Tragically Hip's farewell concert Saturday was a stroke of public broadcasting genius. Better than almost any event one could imagine, it demonstrated the power of a national public broadcaster to bring a nation together to celebrate its shared values, to honour its prodigies, to connect.
Abbas Kassam

Secularism Shouldn't Exist In Opposition To A Religion

Abbas Kassam | August 22, 2016 | Canada Alberta
Last week, an Alberta Court upheld a ruling that found Webber Academy, a private high school, discriminated against two Muslim students by failing to provide a prayer space for them. Situations like that of Webber Academy beg the question about what is the nature of being non-denominational?
Islamic Relief Canada

There's Little Hope For Families Trapped In Aleppo, Syria

Islamic Relief Canada | August 22, 2016 | Canada Impact
The relentless bombardment on innocent civilians continue with casualties, death and destruction occurring every second. But this is just an ordinary day in Aleppo where simply every place is a target -- mosques, morgues, markets, bakeries, hospitals, ambulances, fire trucks, with absolutely nowhere safe for people to go.
Henry Chang

NEXUS And Trusted Traveller Programs Face Possible Overhaul

Henry Chang | August 22, 2016 | Canada Politics
Among other things, CBSA is proposing significant changes to the eligibility criteria. The current regulations only require applicants to be of "good moral character." Unfortunately, this term is not defined and it has sometimes resulted in inconsistent adjudications.
Colin Kenny

It's Time For The Defence Minister To Focus On Search And Rescue

Colin Kenny | August 22, 2016 | Canada Politics
Since the government took office last December, Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan has spent much of his time musing about Canada's military role in Iraq, the CF-18 replacements, and a future role in peacekeeping operations. As important as these issues are, the minister would be wise to spend some time on another file that is need of his attention: search and rescue.
Ralph Goodale

New Education Fund Invests In Saskatchewan's Young People

Ralph Goodale | August 22, 2016 | Canada Politics
This new federal funding was earmarked in Justin Trudeau's first budget last March. In a one-time "Strategic Investment Fund for Post-Secondary Institutions," it totals $2 billion nationally over the next two years.
Christine Johnson

Gord Downie's Hug With Trudeau Had Nothing To Do With Politics

Christine Johnson | August 23, 2016 | Canada Living
I don't give a s*** whether you are Liberal, Conservative or none of the above, sometimes it's not about that. Let's all do the Canadian thing and join our prime minister in sending Gord Downie and the Hip our best wishes, send them tons of strength and love in the coming months and beyond.
Kaif Pardhan

Unity Is Key For Ontario Doctors To Move Toward An Agreement

Kaif Pardhan | August 22, 2016 | Canada Politics
By rejecting the PSA, physicians have turned their backs on the proposed system of co-management. Physicians have clearly identified that they can see the failings of the system and it is critical that those perspectives are heard by government to ensure that the solutions implemented are effective.
Genevieve Zingg

Food Waste Is A Disgrace Canadians Have The Power To Fix

Genevieve Zingg | August 22, 2016 | Canada Impact
In May 2015, the French government did something incredible: the National Assembly unanimously passed a law forcing large supermarkets to donate unsold food to charities. That's how the #WhatAWaste campaign -- a grassroots effort to pressure Canada's political leaders to follow France's example -- was born.
Nick Fillmore

Athletes Pay The Price For Rampant Olympic Committee Spending

Nick Fillmore | August 19, 2016 | Canada Politics
Given the financial difficulties faced by athletes, you would think the Canadian Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee would provide every dime possible to sports bodies to provide funding. Not so. In fact, both are guilty of greedily spending millions of dollars on themselves while struggling athletes scrambled for a few bucks to get to Rio.
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