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Finance, Budgets And Shuffles

Blog | Thursday, 03 Apr 2014
In the last few weeks, there were a few shake-ups on the Canadian political scene. Allison Redford resigned as Premier of Alberta, the Supreme Court ruled that Stephen Harper’s new Quebec appointee...

For Canadian youth, the future isn't what it used to be

Blog | Monday, 24 Mar 2014
“Education is the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it, and by the same token save it from that ruin which except for renewal, except for the...

What’s up with FATCA? An issue that should concern more than those Canadians with ties to the US

Blog | Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014
There was a time when the United States had high regard for its own rules of citizenship. If a US citizen moved to another country, took up citizenship in that other country and lived there for more...

4 facts about Keystone XL:

Blog | Monday, 17 Mar 2014
Last week I wrote to US Secretary of State John Kerry to urge him to reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.  In the letter I was clear about four Keystone XL facts:- Keystone hurts the...

Canada could be a world leader in clean energy through innovation

Blog | Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014
Clean technologies can pave a path to innovation and sustainable economic growth. The global clean-tech industry has huge economic potential for Canada. Clean energy technology is efficient and...

Places you will never find Stephen Harper…

Blog | Saturday, 22 Feb 2014
The title might suggest I am about to point out you’ll never find him at the Saturday Farmer’s Market on Salt Spring Island or the Galiano Island Literary Festival, where I happen to be at the moment...

Why no MP should vote for the budget

Blog | Saturday, 15 Feb 2014
On second thought, this blog should be titled, “Why no self-respecting MP should vote for the budget.” And it’s not because it’s a “do nothing budget,” as the approved NDP messaging has it.  Nor...

Canada: Arms Control or Arms Sales?

Blog | Friday, 14 Feb 2014
Once a world leader in Human Rights, Canada is now reluctant to ratify the international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). “Canada should take leadership and stop catering to gun lobbies and ratify the treaty...

Real threat to Arctic sovereignty is Canada

Blog | Monday, 27 Jan 2014
Conservative Arctic policy has recently come to the forefront, as Canada took over the two-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council last year. To no one’s surprise, Prime Minister Stephen Harper...

The globalization of the work force

Blog | Friday, 24 Jan 2014
It used to be understood that a healthy economy included low unemployment and available jobs right across the country. Pockets of persistently high unemployment would receive help in stimulus...