Canadian Commissionaires Go Beyond Security

January 14, 2016 1:45 pm

You probably see a Commissionaire or two every day. You may even spot one when you’re travelling through an airport. They stand out with their white or blue crisp button down-shirts, sweaters and epaulets and you may notice that some are wearing military medals too. That’s because Commissionaires are primarily former members of the Canadian Armed […]

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

January 1, 2010 10:40 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:53 pm

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

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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A Government That Puts People’s Needs First

12:52 pm

Canada is facing its worst economic storm in decades. People’s jobs, pensions and savings are at risk. But instead of the stimulus plan that economists advised, Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered a partisan plan to sell off public assets and roll back workers’ and women’s rights. For recklessly failing to […]

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Why Should Ottawa Be Supporting The Conservatives During This Time of Political Turmoil?

12:27 pm

On October 14th, Canadians elected a strengthened Conservative government led by Stephen Harper. They did so, believing — rightly — that the Prime Minister is the best person to lead our country through the challenging economic times the world is facing. People in the Capital region apparently felt the same […]

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Government is Answerable to Parliament

12:09 pm

The past few weeks on the political stage have been interesting, to say the least. The recent showdown between government and opposition has grabbed the nation’s attention in an unprecedented way. Those who once thought Canadian politics boring were now faced with a national political saga with events unfolding almost […]

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Canadians Think Their Country is at War in Afghanistan. It Is. With Ignorance and Poverty

December 1, 2008 11:48 am

The success of the war that Canada s fighting in Afghanistan is going to depend on the intelligent use of weapons but not the kind that kill people. All of Canada’s automatic rifles, rockets and grenade launchers will have been wasted if Afghans don’t soon gain access to the weapons […]

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