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Government policy should seek to leverage the federalist tradition. This means more local experimentation, less central planning, and empowering provincial and local governments to advance provincial and local interests in their respective constitutional spheres without federal meddling or pressure to conform.
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Canada's provincial and territorial leaders gather in Whitehorse to discuss trade, health, climate, and pensions.
Working people understand the importance of a decent job and a well-funded health care system, and the connection between the two. Labour leaders are in Whitehorse this week to make sure that message gets through to our provincial leaders, and through them to our prime minister.
Harper, Mulcair, and Trudeau may want to be seen with some of these folks. Others? Not so much.
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Wildfires take priority, says Brad Wall.
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While the majority of Canadians see climate change as a serious threat to the planet, Canada has no climate legislation and, according to Environment Canada, growing emissions from the Alberta oilsands will prevent the country from meeting its emission reduction targets under the Copenhagen Accord.
B.C. Premier Christy Clark is ending 2014 with her approval rating essentially unchanged — but her ranking still lands her among the least popular provincial leaders in Canada. Thirty-four per cent of...
CHARLOTTETOWN - Canada's premiers have agreed at their annual meeting that they need more money from Ottawa to pay for health-care and infrastructure — a familiar refrain at these gatherings — but the...
The provincial leaders voted most and least popular in a new Angus Reid survey should come as no surprise. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall earned the top spot yet again, with an approval rating of 66...
I see the premiers are upset that Prime Minister Harper will not be attending their next session on the economy in Halifax next November. We can almost certainly guarantee that if the Prime Minister went to the November meeting each and every premier would find plenty of opportunities to go in front of the media to castigate the Prime Minister on a long list of issues.
In turn the Prime Minister would then be forced to respond to their attacks during his media availability. Certainly that is not the best way to have reasonable well-thought out discussions on the economy or on any other issue for that matter. Why should Harper risk it?
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Protests kicked off Sunday ahead of the 36th annual meeting of eastern Canadian premiers and New England governors, even before official talks got underway.A protest group official s...
Today, the premiers are meeting in Victoria. Top of the agenda: health care. It's a meeting that will be long on rhetoric but short on purpose. Historically, such meetings allow premiers to bemoan the lack of stable, long-term funding from Ottawa.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak looks forward to a shift in dynamics when provincial and territorial leaders gather next month in Victoria.For the first time ever, three other women will...
If there were any lingering doubts that Canada is becoming more conservative minded, a new Angus Reid survey on the popularity of premiers should put them to rest. The top three most popular premiers...