The Canadian Forces Today — Post Afghanistan

January 13, 2014 10:00 am
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The recently released Strategic Profile consolidates important demographic, economic and military data into a concise document that allows for a quick yet detailed overview of where Canada stands in terms of defence and development. The work was completed by the Strategic Studies Working Group (SSWG), a partnership between the Canadian Defence […]

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Opposition Leader Tim Hudak says with Ontario facing unprecedented job losses and a massive deficit, six million in bonuses to LCBO management is wrong

May 1, 2010 9:46 pm
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Premier Dalton McGuinty recently announced that the Ontario government is considering selling off crown assets such as the LCBO to reduce the deficit. Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak is convinced that such a move is not the right way to go. “Selling off crown assets is the wrong approach to […]

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Canadian Innovation and 21st Century Challenges

2:46 pm
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Like other countries, Canada faces profound challenges in the decades ahead. An aging population, the need to mitigate and adjust to climate change, the transition to a low greenhouse gas emissions economy and pressures from rising economic superpowers are issues we all confront. Science, technology and innovation will be crucial […]

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Farmers In Crisis: While the Provincial and Federal Government Argue – Farmers Pay the Price

2:15 pm
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Ontario’s leading agricultural agencies recently signed a joint letter to Ontario Agriculture Minister, The Hon. Carol Mitchell, expressing their concern that the McGuinty government and the federal government do not have a strong enough sense of urgency about Ontario agriculture. “We are living the crisis every day on our farms […]

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Cuba-Canada Celebrates 65 Years of Diplomatic Relations: Cuba’s Ambassador Weighs in on Canada-Cuba Bonds, Hunger Strikers and Obama

2:00 pm
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Her Excellency Ms. Teresita de Jesus Vicente Sotolongo, the Cuban Ambassador to Ottawa, recently sat down with Ottawa Life Magazine Publisher Dan Donovan to discuss Canada-Cuba Relations on the 65th Anniversary of the beginning of official diplomatic relations between the two countries. Dan Donovan: Canada-Cuba relations can be traced back […]

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Rushing to Remove Ottawa’s Alternative School Option. What’s the Hurry?

12:51 pm
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For children, few influences are stronger than education and schooling. Currently, students in the public system have three choices: English/Core French, French Immersion and Alternative Schools. In the last six months, this last option has become the focus of much debate and its future is uncertain. In 1982, the former […]

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Andrea Horwath, M.P.P. and Leader of the New Democratic Party says LCBO Bonuses Show a Culture of Entitlement Fostered McGuinty Liberals

11:50 am
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OLM: Ex-LCBO employee Larry Paterson discovered through Freedom of Information requests that the LCBO dished out over 6 million dollars in bonuses to employees in 2008 (which had increased from just over 400 thousand in 1997). Can you comment on why these bonuses were awarded? What was the reason for […]

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LCBO Strings Attached: LCBO requests Letter to Editor be published “with no strings attached”

March 1, 2010 11:58 am
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In the January 2010 issue of Ottawa Life Magazine, (OLM) we published a feature article by wine writer, Michael Pinkus, (www.ontariowinereview. corn). Pinkus reported that the LCBO handed out over 6 million dollars in bonuses during the economic downturn of 2008. The feature was read by thousands of readers both […]

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The Future of Northern Resource Development in Canada — Optimism or Pessimism

11:46 am
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Natural resource development in the Canadian North is emerging as one of our country’s most interesting economic policy issues. Climate change, mineral prices, Aboriginal relations, northern sovereignty, and environmental review efficiency are environmental review efficiency are among those issues that are closely integrated with northern resource development and will influence […]

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Canada’s Role and Responsibility on the International Stage

January 1, 2010 11:11 am
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Canada’s expertise in mining and mineral development dates to the earliest days of our country, with the establishment of the Geological Survey of Canada a quarter-century before Confederation and with a first mining settlement in the Sudbury region in 1883. In the ensuing decades, wealth has been created in many […]

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Holding Mining Accountable for Actions Abroad

10:55 am
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The core argument of the mining industry is that C-300 (The Responsible Mining Bill) would cause reputational damage to mining companies. This is nonsense. C-300 didn’t cause reputational damage in the case of the allegations of murder against Blackfire in Mexico. It’s not even clear that C-300 would apply to […]

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LCBO Monopoly

10:46 am
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Awhile back, my brother and I were talking and the topic of the LCBO came up. “How exactly does it work?” he wondered. I gave him my layman’s knowledge. Imagine, if you will, that for every camera that comes into Ontario (he happens to work for a camera retailer so […]

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Mr. Immigration Minister, It’s Getting Heavy: An Open Letter to Jason Kenney From Lainie Towell

10:40 am
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Dear Honourable Jason Kenney,   I wanted to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to appear on CTV’s Canada AM, to discuss immigration/marriage fraud. After I spoke on Canada AM about my fraudulent ex-husband who misrepresented himself to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA )and […]

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Our City, Our Children: The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CAS) Answers the Call from Families in Need

October 1, 2009 9:57 am
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Our children are our future. They need our protection, and as citizens it is our responsibility to provide it. Yet so many children fall through the cracks unnecessarily. In many cases, they don’t get the help they need because people aren’t aware of the opportunities and services available for help. […]

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Sustainable Populations

12:22 am
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When he thinks of the future, David Graham, Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs, at Montreal’s Concordia University, is struck by the fact that in 2050, the world’s population is expected to reach 10 billion. “That’s five times what it was when I was born,” muses Graham. That’s a lot of […]

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Micronutrient Initiative: Fighting World Hunger

12:16 am
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According to the United Nations World Food Programme, one child will die from hunger-related causes by the time you reach the end of this sentence. Overall, 25,000 people die daily due to hunger and malnutrition. In fact, the number of people who don’t have enough to eat—a terrifying 923 million—is […]

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The Soaring Loonie

August 1, 2009 9:47 am
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The rise and fall and rise again of the Canadian loonie can be confusing in its implications. When the loonie achieved parity with the American dollar early in 2008 there was a sense of euphoria among some commentators, as though Canada had finally matured as a country. Since then the […]

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