Remembering Jim Coutts: Civility in Politic

May 28, 2014 12:10 pm
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 By: Tom Axworthy (from his speech) on May 21, 2014  at the Jim Coutts Memorial Dinner at the University Club, Toronto, Ontario Photo Credit:  V. Tony Hauser “Jim Coutts had political opponents a plenty, but he never thought of them as enemies and he taught all of us that civility.” – Tom Axworthy The joy of working in […]

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Settling for a Greener Ottawa: Ecology Ottawa Puts Federal Efforts On Blast

May 23, 2014 9:53 am
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For the first time in 10 years the City of Ottawa has prepared a new plan to fight climate change.  The Environmental Council passed The 2014 Air Quality and Climate Change Management Plan (AQCCM) with only one member dissenting. The 160-page plan will now go on to the Full Committee […]

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Why our Health System Works for Canada: Future of Medicare Depends on our Ability to Change

April 30, 2014 9:09 am
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By Robert McMurtry In the past 18 months I have required two major, but unrelated surgeries, experiencing first hand Ontario’s version of Medicare. The two interventions necessitated down-time and an enforced idleness for reflection on life and what it means to be Canadian. I feel blessed. It is not just […]

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What Problem Do We Believe Private Health Insurance is Going to Fix?

April 17, 2014 10:00 am
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By Mark Stabile Canada is about to face its second court challenge over restrictions on private health insurance when Dr. Brian Day’s case appears before the courts in September 2014.  It is true that there are examples of jurisdictions that value universal health insurance coverage and also allow private insurance […]

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In Honour of Jim Flaherty

April 14, 2014 9:03 am
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(December 30, 1949 – April 10, 2014) Ottawa Life Magazine extends our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of the Honourable Jim Flaherty. He was a great Public Servant and a great Canadian.  SUCCESS He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much: who has […]

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Canada Council for the Arts Awards the 2014 Killam Prize to Canada’s Top Scholars and Scientists

April 12, 2014 10:03 am
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Professor D.R. Fraser Taylor, Carleton University   The Canada Council for the Arts has recently awarded the Killiam Prize to five Canadian Scholars and Scientists who have pushed boundaries in their respected fields.  Each winner has been awarded $100,000, made possible through the Killiam Trust fund. This fund, among other […]

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The Embarrassment that is the Ottawa Police Association

April 7, 2014 10:38 am
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Arrogant Attack on Carleton University Academic Freedom Shows OPA Care More About Protecting Members than the Public they Serve I am a proponent of the police. I believe that confidence of citizens in their local police force is one of the most important ingredients in a free and democratic society. […]

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Group Launches National Letter-writing Campaign to Push Political Parties to Change Bill C-23 to Make Federal Elections Fair

March 25, 2014 12:25 pm
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Democracy Watch recently called on the federal Conservatives to make the so-called “Fair Elections Act” (Bill C-23) actually fair, and detailed the 10 really unfair measures in the much-delayed bill which was supposed to be introduced in Parliament in September 2012, and the 10 missing measures that must be added […]

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Voting with Your Money: Social Finance Investments for a Better Future

March 19, 2014 11:35 am
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The term ‘investment’ often conjures up images of fossil fuels, gold, and foreign companies — entities that we don’t always personally connect with. But what if there was a way that your investments could impact the organic grocer in your neighbourhood? What if your money could be used to make […]

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Dump This Dump 2 Represents Citizen Advocates Against Expanding Landfills in Ottawa

February 27, 2014 10:29 am
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By Laurie McCannell, Vice-president Dump This Dump For years, people driving to Ottawa have been unable to ignore the expanding landfill at Carp Road West of Kanata. The operators of the site make no effort to disguise their “mountain”, even perching a jolly Santa Claus on its peak for the […]

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What Ottawans Want from the Federal Budget: Report Calls for a Breakthrough Year for Ottawa River

February 24, 2014 11:02 am
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By Ecology Ottawa A recent report released by Ecology Ottawa argues that the budget is an opportunity for the federal government to help Ottawa residents clean up the Ottawa River. The report, entitled Cut the Crap and Fund the Plan: 2014 Should be a Breakthrough Year for Ottawa’s Rivers, argues that the […]

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HAVE YOU NO SHAME? The Disgusting Attack on General Andrew Leslie is WRONG WRONG WRONG

February 19, 2014 12:14 pm
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Lieutenant-General Andrew Brooke Leslie, CMM, MSC, MSM, CD is a retired Canadian Forces general officer who served with distinction and in harm’s way in many theatres in his career including Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. Among his military accomplishments and commands, he was assigned as a Canadian officer to the UN force in Yugoslavia as Chief for Sector South before […]

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New Democrat Olivia Chow Wants Harper’s Conservatives to Put the Safety of Canadians First

January 31, 2014 1:28 pm
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Protecting Canadians is one of the most basic responsibilities of our government, and this principle applies to our transportation system. As the NDP critic for Transportation and Infrastructure, I am convinced that our federal government could be doing a lot more to improve the safety on our roadways while preventing […]

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Governments have a responsibility to get the big things right

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By David McGuinty. Governments have a responsibility to get the big things right. Transportation safety is certainly one of them. Commercial vehicle driver fatigue is a serious issue that deserves our attention. However, there is often confusion about jurisdictional responsibilities for transportation regulations. According to Transport Canada, “Provincial and territorial […]

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A Leader in Her Own Right

January 30, 2014 2:20 pm
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For many, our parents serve as mentors and are a source of inspiration and motivation. But imagine if one of your parents was a mentor to not only you but an entire nation. This was the reality that Catherine Clark grew up with. Her father is former Canadian Prime Minister […]

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Windmill Development Group Signs Agreement to Purchase Domtar Lands

December 16, 2013 9:44 am
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Ottawa’s Windmill Development Group and Domtar have signed a definitive Agreement of Purchase and Sale for Domtar’s property on the Albert and Chaudière Islands in Ottawa and Gatineau. “Our vision is to create Canada’s most sustainable mixed-used community right here in the nation’s capital,” said Jonathan Westeinde, co-founder of the […]

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Tory leader praises council over gaming expansion plans

December 13, 2013 9:24 am
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Provincial Tory leader, Tim Hudak has recognised the Ottawa city council’s wise decision to expand gaming at the Rideau Carleton Raceway and Slots, saying that he wishes all Ontario cities with a horse track were more like Ottawa. In October of this year, the council decided to expand the venue […]

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