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Canadians can see and feel the effects of climate change—from forest fires to floods that threaten our homes, to pollution that threatens our kids’ health.... more
Two or three decades ago, Preston Manning's Reform Party was seen as embodying a right-wing populist movement in Western Canada that advocated for shrinking... more
I have resigned as Principal Secretary to The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, PC, MP, Prime Minister of Canada. He has accepted my resignation. Recently,... more
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Liberal Party of Canada
Justin Trudeau
Gerald Butts
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Sunday February 10th, Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer sent a letter to Prime Minister calling to waive solicitor-client relationship priviledge in respect to... more
SNC-Lavalin
Justin Trudeau
Jody Wilson-Raybould
PMO
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The NCC’s January 24th board meeting illustrated why Gatineau Park is an ongoing administrative nightmare. A number of questionable statements were made and... more
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Gatineau Park
Environment
Tobi Nussbaum
Gatineau Park Master Plan
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Aboriginal title and the concept was foreign to many indigenous people before European contact. Generally, indigenous people acknowledged their own customary... more
Indian land claims
Indigenous land claims
First Nations treaties
Chaudière Falls
Chaudière sacred islands & falls
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On October 30th 2017, descendants from an Indian community located adjacent the Chaudiere falls in Gatineau, Quebec, hand delivered legal notice to Canada (... more
Kana:tso
Truth & Reconciliation
First Nations
Mohawk
AANDC
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I have a view of an intersection, which is used by pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, motorcyclists, cars and trucks and the odd tour bus.  Normally it runs... more
voting
strategic voting
I’m sure Brian Mulroney will appreciate Fen Hampson’s recent Ottawa Citizen article praising Mulroney’s quiet role in the first so-called Gulf War. This is... more
political fiction
propaganda
War in Iraq
Gulf War
Brian Mulroney
Brian Mulroney Institute
George Bush
fake news
St. FX
Fen Hampson
Carleton University
Norman Paterson School of Public Affairs
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April fool’s Day – Catholic Style I’m doubt if religious bureaucrats are better qualified than so-called laypeople to offer philosophical commentary based on... more
religious pablum
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast
First Nations
Pope Francis
Roman Catholic Church
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David Suzuki is calling for political and economic revolution. The acclaimed scientist, broadcaster, and Great Canadian has seen it all. But he’s disillusioned... more
David Suzuki
National Observer
Justin Trudeau
Andrew Weaver
climate change
Pipelines
Economy
Revolution
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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER Dear Prime Minister,  If I may I would like to give you a brief lesson in arithmetic then go on to demonstrate why this... more
extinction
social collapse
exponential growth
Justin Trudeau
climate change
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For the past two years, the prospect of creating a Netflix tax or Internet tax has been the digital policy issue that would not die in Canada. The Standing... more
Michael Geist
Digital Economy
ISPs
Digital media
netflix
tax
Justin Trudeau
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This year in digital and broadcast policy is likely to be dominated by two lobbying efforts: the radical website blocking plan proposed by the Bell coalition... more
Internet
site blocking
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Last month I posted on the responses to the CRTC’s consultation on the future of Canadian programming, which yielded over 200 submissions that envision... more
net neutrality
CRTC
Digital media
broadcasting
Internet
Michael Geist
telecommunications
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