Shaping the Future: The Enlarged European Union and Canada

May 1, 2004 10:34 am
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According to a wise saying “finding one another is a promising beginning, staying together is a progress; and working together is a success.” Well, Hungary and Europe found each other more than 1,000 years ago. After a painful bypass in history, we can state today that we stayed together. After […]

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The Strong Bonds Between Canada and Taiwan

April 1, 2004 10:21 am
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Dr. Thomas T.P. Chen, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office representative, took some time to talk to Ottawa Life Magazine about his thoughts on Taiwan’s political future, the country’s relationship with Canada and little known facts about a Canadian hero in Taiwan. Q: I understand you were a professor at Queen’s […]

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Iran Wants Closer Ties With Canada

10:00 am
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Situated in Rockcliffe, the Iranian Ambassador’s residence is traditionally designed with ceramics, glass and intricate patterns, using elements of diverse architectural styles (Parsi, Razi, Khorasani, Azari and Isfahani). The residence is a fusion of two very separate cultures, designed by Canadian architect Barry J. Hobin and Persian architect Aliakbar B. […]

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We Must Rouse Ourselves to Deal With AIDS and STIs in Africa

February 2, 2004 10:31 pm
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The West must start dealing seriously with access to care in the context of children orphaned by AIDS, and other children vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). I choose to focus on orphaned children, because they remain perhaps the most intractable of all issues related to care and support. We’ve […]

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Our Unethical Government: The Taxpayers’ Bane

February 1, 2004 12:27 pm
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YOU MIGHT CALL IT ONE HELL OF AN EXPENSIVE WAY TO GET A PAY RAISE. SEVERAL FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS ARE CAUGHT IN SCANDALS COSTING TAXPAYERS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS — THROUGH WHAT FORMER AUDITOR GENERAL DENIS DESAUTELS DESCRIBED AS “SLOPPY PAPERWORK.” A YEAR LATER, 96% OF THE MANDARINS (4,039 SENIOR GOVERNMENT […]

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Yadda, Yadda, Yadda: Liberal MP Mauril Belanger Responds to his Constituents’ Woes

12:00 pm
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In a story that appeared in our December 2003 edition, Col. (retired) Alain Pellerin examined the unfortunate situation of 350 military families in Rockcliffe whose community is becoming very rundown. While successive ministers of National Defence often claim that the well-being of military families is of paramount importance, this claim […]

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Have You No Shame — The Shocking Expenses Of Our Unelected City Managers

9:36 am
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Shocking. That’s how Auditor General Sheila Fraser described the waste of $100 million of taxpayers’ money in her February 10 report to Parliament on the Liberal government’s sponsorship fiasco in Quebec. But for jaded Canadian taxpayers, the waste of their hard-earned money is nothing new. Ever since former Privacy Commissioner […]

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Paul Martin on Foreign Policy: Be Fair…And Be Firm

December 1, 2003 11:53 am
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The United States is our closest friend. We share a multitude of values with them. But we also have a different perspective on the world, one that says the world working together can solve its problems far better than any kind of individual or unilateral action.”— Paul Martin, in an […]

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Chain of Command Lets Rockcliffe Military Community Go Down The Drain

10:49 am
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One of the outcomes of the recent tragedy that took the lives of two Canadian soldiers and injured three of their comrades just outside of Kabul, Afghanistan, was to witness the closeness of a military community as it quickly came to the support of the grief-stricken families. The military is […]

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Paul Martin on Health Care

10:36 am

Within minutes of ascending to the Liberal Party leadership on November 17, and in front of thousands of adoring Liberals, Paul Martin declared forcefully that he intends to protect and promote universal health care in Canada. Martin has been consistent in his support for universal health care — even during […]

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The Case For Same Sex Marriage

October 1, 2003 8:00 am
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It was the perfect June wedding – complete with two brides. On June 10, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision that made equal marriage for same sex couples a reality in Ontario. By 1:30 p.m. that day, we were announcing our impending marriage to the national media on […]

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City of Ottawa: The Amalgamation Nightmare

September 1, 2003 9:26 am
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This year marks the third anniversary of the newly-amalgamated City of Ottawa and the conclusion of its inaugural city council’s first term. With the November elections fast approaching, the nation’s capital and its leaders are finding their efforts to make the new city work under review. Many changes have taken […]

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Know Your Rights Under Workers Compensation

8:30 am
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Peter worked for a large Ottawa development company for 10 years, doing a wide variety of jobs at a Laurier Street address — everything from painting and minor renovations to ceramic tile floor work and general maintenance. He was truly a jack-of-all-trades. In the fall of 2000, Peter’s life would […]

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Jim Watson’s Mission: Reverse Post-9/11 Tourism Slump

December 1, 2002 10:11 pm
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Concerned about a “travel deficit” in Canada resulting from the combined impact of terrorist attacks and a stagnant economy in the United States, Jim Watson, president and CEO of the Canadian Tourism Commission, spoke to these concerns in a recent interview with Ottawa Life reporter Hank Reardon. An abridged version […]

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Awakening the Giant: The Return of Poland

8:11 pm
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In this issue of Ottawa Life, we begin the first of a two-part series on Poland. That is to say the new Poland – a country with a most intricate history of war and ideological conflict, but also one of sophisticated art and culture. Polish influence extends to Canada and […]

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Senator Michael Kirby Begs to Differ

7:46 pm
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Editor’s note: Senator Michael Kirby and the Senate’s Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology have prepared their own report on Canada’s troubled health care system, one that takes issue with some of the findings and recommendations of the Romanow report. Senator Kirby spoke to Ottawa Life reporter Peter Gill […]

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What About Aboriginal Health Care? Finding Solutions With NAHO

5:37 pm
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Last June, over 200 health professionals, traditional healers and government representatives met in Aylmer, Quebec to open a comprehensive discussion on aboriginal health. The jointly hosted event by the National Aboriginal Healthcare Association (NAHO) and the Commission for the Future of Health Care in Canada, headed by Roy Romanow, was […]

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