The death of WE in Canada will kill any momentum that the opposition parties are seeking to pump up. But don’t expect them to stop trying. The program was killed, the finance minister is gone, and so is WE.
If anyone in high political office in Canada thought that our soldiers’ sacrifice in a U.S.-led unwinnable war would earn us a bargaining chip at trade talks, then they do deserve to be turfed from power.
When innovation stops or stalls and graduates from advanced degrees lack opportunities to join industry and drive economic growth, prospects for those businesses and Canadians’ quality of life are at risk.
Failure to act on several important pieces of legislation gives the impression that the Canadian Forces generally, and the military justice system specifically, are not concerned with fulfilling the will of Parliament.
No one can claim that Stephen Poloz broke any rules by accepting appointments to corporate boards right after leaving the Bank of Canada. No cooling-off period applied to his situation, and therein lies the problem.
What Donald Trump has triggered—and somebody was bound to trigger it around now, because every political niche, like every evolutionary niche, is always filled—is a final reckoning on the ‘race problem,' about 150 years after the American Civil War.
It’s plausible that an election is near and that plausibility is all political fundraisers need to inject their pitches with a sense of urgency.?And believe me, urgency is a key part of any fundraising message.?
While excellent at starting really smart new companies, Israel, like Canada, has much less success in turning these into locally owned multinationals with the potential to create thousands of domestic jobs.
I fear for the future of public discourse if the political agenda is set by the ignorant and the vandals, not the knowledgeable and the civilized. We can’t let democracy become another casualty of the internet.?
If it's done right, many of Parliament's functions could be moved online. But the opposition parties need to be involved in, and committed to, every aspect of this walk toward virtualization, it won’t work otherwise.
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