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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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

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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

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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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Classroom Assessments: the Best Report Card Parents Can Get

9:40 am
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Elementary teachers focus on doing what is best for their students. That is why many teachers have reservations about the wide-scale use of standardized tests which are mandated by the government of Ontario. EQAO Established In 1996, the government established the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) to design new […]

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Teams in Action: Primary Health Care Teams for Canadians

9:34 am
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Joe, 60, has diabetes, high blood NO pressure and arthritis. He says that shuttling around town to various health appointments is like a full-time job. “I’m never sure how much these people talk to each other,” he adds. “I worry that something’s going to get missed somewhere.” Health concerns — […]

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First Nations Health Issues: From Poverty to Wellness Interview with AFN National Chief Phil Fontaine

June 1, 2009 12:10 am
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Take a close look at some recent I statistics for First Nations. Overcrowded, modest houses crammed with multiple families abound. There is mould growth and unsafe drinking water in 44% of homes. Tuberculosis rates are 29 times higher than that of others born in Canada; life expectancy on average is […]

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Wings Of History

April 1, 2009 3:41 pm
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The fragile biplane rotates in a slow circle above the visitors who wander through the Canadian Aviation Museum in Ottawa. Stephen Quick, the associate director general, smiles as he looks up at the structure made of balloon cloth, wood, and steel tubing. “It all started here.” Shadows from The Silver […]

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The Funding of Mental Health Care in Canada – Not Caring Will Us Cost More

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In August, the Federal government 1 pledged $130 million over ten years for a Canadian Mental Health Commission mandated with elaborating a national strategy for mental health in Canada. But despite such efforts, it remains that mental health care funding, like any type of health care funding, is an issue […]

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Cuba-Canada Relations are Strong, Comprehensive

February 1, 2009 1:24 pm
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Canada has had a friendly relationship with Cuba for nearly a half century. Canada first befriended Fidel Castro when former Prime Minister Trudeau to a visit to the island nation in the mid 1970’s. Since then Canadian business and investors have been active in the country and Canadian Tourists have […]

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