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Much of the stress associated with policing, specifically patrol officers and those in specialized units, comes from what is known as the 'new' policing model... more
Policing
public safety
law enforcement
crime
We have now had several years of stories and opinions on so-called “gay marriage”. I continue to be puzzled and troubled. My basic problem is that there is not... more
Gay Marriage
Canadian law
religion
homosexual
same-sex marriage
Pope Francis
Catholic Church
What a stink one boot leg cab company has made world wide. By managing to convince moronic city councilors that Uber is a tech company as opposed to just... more
Ottawa
Politics
Uber
taxi service
municipal
taxes
Some politicians and commentators have recently made proposals that won’t stop big money from corrupting Canadian politics. The most questionable claim is that... more
electoral reform
Political fundraising
Ontario Political Fundraising
per vote subsidy
democracy
Quebec
campaign spending
corporate and union donations
Campaign donations
Campaign donation limits
3rd party advertising
Advertising
elections
cdnpoli
Canadian Elections
Ethics
Canada
It has been a good month for public science in Canada. Last Tuesday’s budget laid the groundwork for a reinvigorated engagement with research across the... more
Central Experimental Farm
science
McKenna
Ottawa Hospital
Civic Hospital
Ontario's government should not be for sale. But it certainly appears that Premier Wynne has put out a big for sale sign by hosting high-priced private dinners... more
Political fundraising
corporate and union donations
Kathleen Wynne
Ontario Liberal Party
ONPoli
dirty politics
Corporations
Unions
nuclear power
Martin Regg Cohn
Patrick Brown
Andrea Horwath
Rachel Notley
NDP
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
Bruce Power
Ontario Power Generation
Beer Store
Endangered Species Act
Ontario
When “The Big Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” was posted there was an overwhelming amount of interest and questions about the impact of trauma ... more
 
October 17, 2015
Trauma
Recovery
PTSD
Cumulative Emotional Trauma
performance
Culture
work place culture
Ottawa
public speaker
Doug Smith
NHL
NHL players
The City's proposal to initiate a stormwater fee separate from water and waste water charges has stirred much passion. In the heat of the argument, the basic... more
City of Ottawa
stormwater fee
urban planning
Development
taxes
property
Ottawa River
fees
Ottawa City Hall
Public consultation
runoff
sewers
ottpoli
Sustainability
Greenspace Alliance
Waterloo
Kitchener
Ottawa
A lot has been made recently of new Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown's support for a revenue neutral carbon tax in Ontario. David Reevely of the Ottawa Citizen... more
climate change
Revenue Neutral Carbon Tax
Patrick Brown
Ontario PC Party
ONPoli
ottpoli
cdnpoli
Terrorism
Ice Storm
electricity grid
Sustainability
Green economy
We all know Canada is a very large country with a relatively small population. It is true that on a per capita basis we have high greenhouse gas emissions but... more
Canada
climate change
Greenhouse Gases
emission reduction targets
global impacts
Whether one agrees with carbon pricing or not, governments must be careful when going down that road. Governments that consider consumption/emissions taxes as... more
 
March 8, 2016
Carbon Pricing
greenhouse gas emissions
climate change
revenue neutral
revenue tools
Ontario
Ottawa
Over a decade ago, the City of Ottawa decided to put all of its garbage “eggs" into the Plasco basket. Plasco was suppose to be the future of garbage disposal... more
Ottawa
waste
Garbage
Planning
Carp landfill
Carp dump
Plasco
landfill capacity
COLA
waste management of canada
coalition for lanfill accountability
Trail Road landfill
City of Ottawa policy
City of Ottawa
Ontario
Incineration
Waste-to-Energy
The Algonquin land claims settlement is a pitiful settlement: $300 million one-time buy-out and 1.3% of our traditional territory. We need to focus on this and... more
Algonquin Treaty Vote Ottawa
Algonquin First Nations
Algonquin Nation
Algonquin land claims
Nation-t0-Nation relationship
First Nations
First Nations treaties
Wampum Belt diplomacy
Identity politics
cdnpoli
Ontario
Canada
To referendum or not to referendum – that is not the only electoral reform question.  The overall issue is ensuring the review process, including any... more
electoral reform
Liberal Party of Canada
Parliamentary Committees
cdnpoli
proportional representation
referendum
Canada Elections Act
Supreme Court of Canada
Best Practices
evidence based decision making
Canada
As a physician, I am greatly concerned about a glaring omission in the current discourse about natural gas and oil pipelines, which is the potential threat to... more
LNG
Petronas
Pipelines
Pollution
Occupational Health Hazards
Public health
Particulates
Acid Rain
Sulfur Dioxide
Carbon Monoxide
Emissions
harmful effects

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