A Capital Plan

September 1, 2002 11:46 am
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Capital cities are fortunate entities. Their unique role is to symbolize a people’s concept of nationhood. As such, they present particular challenges to planners. Ottawa is no exception. Does Ottawa and the National Capital Region (NCR) embody a sense of Canadian-ness? Marcel Beaudry, chairman of the National Capital Commission since […]

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Saudi Arabia’s Aid To Developing Countries

March 1, 2002 11:02 am
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The painful situation facing millions of people in third world countries as a result of the economic systems of the world has prompted Saudi Arabia to lead one of the strongest and most daring campaigns to bring the facts and dangers of the economic conditions faced by the developing countries […]

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Lawrence MacAulay Reads the Riot Act…But Is He The Right Man For The Job?

February 1, 2002 10:41 am
meep

Clearly, no minister of the federal cabinet was caught more in the headlights of September 11 than Solicitor General Lawrence MacAulay. Up to that time, if the lacklustre performance of the MP for Cardigan, Prince Edward Island, left you wondering what exactly a solicitor general does, you were not alone. […]

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Ottawa’s Domestic Abuse Court: Open Season on Men? – You Decide!

December 1, 2001 10:31 am
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It’s a dreary morning just before Christmas 2000, and not much different than any other morning in Ottawa’s domestic abuse court. The five or six accused, all men, sit around fidgeting, impatiently waiting for the proceedings to begin. The Crowns — today all women, as usual — and the defense […]

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Public Service Poster Boy David Gourlay

July 1, 2001 10:18 am
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Over a tropical salad, I saw my image of Canada’s public sector morph from dull and lifeless to glorious and surrounded by shiny red-and-white Canadian flags. David Gourlay is proud of Canada. When he speaks about Canada, you can’t help but smile and feel a tad more patriotic. Gourlay and […]

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Ottawa Needs That Vision Thing — Brian Coburn

November 1, 2000 4:02 pm
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Do we want to live in Toronto North — 3,000 square miles of urban sprawl, 24-hour traffic jams and unhappy commuters spending five hours a day trapped in gridlock? No we don’t, says Brian Coburn, MPP for Ottawa-Orleans. But unless Ottawa adopts a radically different approach to managing growth, this […]

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Citizen Cain: Claudette Cain on the Campaign Trail

3:13 pm
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Claudette Cain has been scrutinized by the media, the public and her peers for 20 years. Yet after all this time in politics, she is not an easy woman to pigeonhole. Her office at Gloucester City Hall is trimmed with flowered window treatments and a crocheted doily, but when she […]

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Help for the Accused Offered in Criminal Justice System: Second Chances Instead of Hard Time

1:38 pm
meep

Terry wasn’t feeling well at all when he kicked over his neighbour’s garbage cans, spreading their contents across the front lawns of a few homes nearby. “I just wasn’t myself that night,” says the 20-year-old college student who was having troubles with his courses, his girlfriend and his parents’ divorce. […]

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JAWS Technologies Bites Back Against E-Criminals

September 1, 2000 12:37 pm
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Seldom does a company offer a cash prize to anyone who can prove its product is defective. But that’s what JAWS Technologies Inc. did in 1998, to demonstrate that its 4096-bit encryption key was virtually unbreakable. JAWS offered US$5 million to anyone who could break the code. Of 569 hackers […]

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Don’t Count Us Out

July 1, 2000 12:15 pm
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We often forget that Canada is a country of extraordinary diversity. This is clearly one of our most vibrant strengths and the source of enviable potential. As I talk with Canadians and continue to learn more about Canada, I am even more convinced than ever that there are no irreconcilable […]

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Michael Moriarty Shakes Up Ottawa

January 6, 2000 2:08 pm
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ACTOR AND PUNDIT MICHAEL MORIARTY WAS IN TOWN RECENTLY, APPEARING IN THE INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM `HOUSE OF LUK.’  NOTORIOUS FOR HIS CONTROVERSIAL AND INFLAMMATORY POLITICAL OPINIONS, MORIARTY WAS THE GUEST OF HONOR AT A PRIVATE DINNER HOSTED BY OTTAWA LIFE MAGAZINE. THE DINNER, HELD ON SEPTEMBER 28 AT HY’S STEAK […]

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‘Caring and Compassionate’ -Canada Way Behind U.S. When it Comes to Animal Protection

1:46 pm
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Animal Rights Group Fights Hard for Endangered Species Bill When the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) opened its Ottawa office three years ago, it was a homecoming for the organization — the largest of its kind in the world. Born out of opposition to the commercial seal hunt off […]

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Tamba Dhar – ‘Ottawa’s Equalizer’ for Immigrant Children

12:13 pm
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“ALL THE RESEARCH SHOWS THAT SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS FOR NEW CANADIANS IS MAINLY DETERMINED BY THE NUMBER OF YEARS THEY’VE BEEN SPEAKING ENGLISH, SO WE TRY TO EQUALIZE THAT FACTOR.” — TAMBA DHAR SAGE YOUTH provides a service to immigrant children like no other, one that is sorely needed. Canada’s immigration […]

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ACE – Clearly A Smash

November 5, 1999 2:00 pm
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PETER FABIAN LIKES TO BEAT ON A PLATE OF GLASS NOW AND THEN WITH A BASEBALL BAT TO SEE IF HE CAN SHATTER IT. SOMETIMES, HE’LL EVEN FIRE A BULLET INTO IT. THE GLASS MAY CRACK, BUT IT HOLDS FIRM. FABIAN IS OUT TO PROVE A SMASHING POINT. Fabian is […]

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Heroes Betrayed – The Merchant Seamen Story

September 5, 1999 1:35 pm
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It is mid-January of 1940 in “an East Canadian port.” Canada is at war. The recruiting offices are open. You see a poster of a soldier in a tin hat. You recall the slaughter of the trenches in Flanders in World War I and mutter: “No thanks.” Two blocks further, […]

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Your Worth – RESP’s: Granting Children an Education

June 5, 1999 1:12 pm
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Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) have recently become a hot topic. RESPs are investment plans in which contributors accumulate money to help finance a beneficiary’s post-secondary education. With escalating education costs and the reduction in student employment opportunities, parents welcome a helping hand to finance their child’s post-secondary education. Historically, […]

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Foreign Affairs – In the Service of Human Security: A Vision for Canada’s Foreign Policy in the Next Millennium

March 12, 1999 12:54 pm
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Around the turn of the last century, Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier made the bold statement that the 20th Century would belong to Canada. While there are others with greater economic or military assets, in many ways we have achieved Laurier’s vision, and become a model for the world for the […]

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