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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 Would you use outdated technology instead of modern building practices?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
The push to extend the Trillium LRT route directly to our Airport is essential for the future of our city as a sustainable and modern national capital. In... more
LRT Phase 2
LRT
Ottawa Airport
Airport LRT
To the editor, Re: Electoral reform's problematic consequences, Ottawa Sun, December 15, pg. A15: http://www.torontosun.com/2015/12/14/electoral-reforms-... more
Canadian politics
political science
electoral reform
proportional representation
first past the post
To the editor, Re: Liberals' election plan shows early-onset arrogance, December 29, pg A3 Saskatoon StarPhoenix I must take issue with Les MacPherson’s... more
Canada
electoral reform
Electoral System
Canadian politics
political science
elections
cdnpoli
The new landfill proposed by Waste Management for their site along Carp Road has received the last remaining provincial approval and soon will be cleared for... more
City of Ottawa Wildlife policy
living with wildlife
new landfill
Carp landfill
COLAottawa
A bounce in their steps and goofy grins on their faces, residents of Ottawa are exhibiting unusual behaviour. Even characteristically dour public servants... more
Justin Trudeau
Liberal Party of Canada
Government of Canada
Sunny Ways
Public Service
Journalists
bureaucrats
Ottawa
Prime Minister Trudeau's mandate letters to ministers (which he thankfully made public for the first time ever) importantly remind them that the PM’s... more
Justin Trudeau
Government Mandate Letters
Accountability
Transparency
Ethics
cdnpoli
Liberal Party of Canada
Conflict of Interest Act
Stephen Harper
Ethics Commissioner
Whistle Blowers
Corruption
Duff Conacher
Democracy Watch
Canadian politics
From the Paris attacks to last week’s mass shootings in California, like many in the civilized world over the past month I’ve been trying to wrap my head... more
#cdnpoli
Bill C51
Justin Trudeau
Liberal Party of Canada
cdnpoli
Andrew Coyne has hauled out Canada's most tired defeatist myths to argue for continuing the past decade of inaction and subterfuge on the international stage... more
 
December 1, 2015
climate change
COP21
climate

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