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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
In November, 2015 at the COP21 climate change negotiations in Paris, Team Canada turned over a new leaf, led by Catherine McKenna, our new Minister of... more
Energy East pipeline
Energy East
climate change
climate crisis
Justin Trudeau
Denis Coderre
As one of the conditions for operating the expanded Carp Road Landfill, Waste Management had to establish a Public Liaison Committee (PLC) to “provide a forum... more
WCEC
Public Liaison Committee
community landfill concerns
PLC
landfill accountability
COLA
Coalition for Landfill Accountability
Stittsville
West Carleton
Kanata
Carp landfill
Carp dump
The trouble is that we have two competing objectives, viz reversing the global and particularly the Canadian and companion western-world demographic trend, on... more
Demographics
Canadian population
Women
Children
child rearing
child care
subsidized child care spaces
Feminism
Canada
Would you renovate your house without comparing costs and design/build options? Would you use outdated technology instead of modern building practices? For... more
Energy
Nuclear Energy
Darlington Nuclear Power Plant
Liberal Party of Ontario
Green Party of Ontario
Mike Schreiner
Ontario Power Generation
nuclear waste
Transparency
Accountability
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
wind power
Energy conservation
Renewable energy

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