Oliver’s tax and spend strategy leaves government on the edge

Oliver’s tax and spend strategy leaves government on the edge

Much is being said about the bare cupboard that the Conservative government is creating, so that it will box in other parties and prevent them from making any promises that cost money.  Problem is the joke is on the Canadian public.  This really boxes in the Government of Canada including the present one, and in so doing provincial and municipal …

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After the 2008 crash, a call for a National Strategy for Co-operatives

After the 2008 crash, a call for a National Strategy for Co-operatives

The Growing Economic and Social Importance of Co-operatives-- "The 2008-2009 financial crisis led to a revision of thinking by many governments in Europe and elsewhere about the value of co-operatives. It was noted that co-operatives and mutuals proved more resilient through the crisis due to their longer term vision and respect for their members." Since 2012, I have had the …

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Michael Chong on climate change: The scientists have done their work, now we must do ours

Mr. Speaker, yesterday the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change presented its fifth report. This most recent report concludes that the warming of the planet due to emissions is “clear” and “unequivocal”. The report also concludes that without urgent action to reduce emissions, by the end of this century there is a high risk of severe, widespread, and irreversible damage …

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Une Politique de développement pour le Canada

Groupe McLeod note de breffage

Pour le Canada et les Canadiennes et Canadiens, mettre fin à la pauvreté est d’une importance stratégique primordiale. C'est dans notre propre intérêt à long terme. On ne devrait pas traiter la pauvreté comme un domaine politique facultatif à faible priorité. Cela devrait constituer une partie clef de la politique étrangère globale du Canada, dont on tient …

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Reducing the Debt Sentence: An Analysis of Income-Contingent Loans for Student Borrowers in Canada

The cost of post-secondary education in Canada today means that many students need to borrow large amounts of money in order to pay for tuition and other schooling-related costs.  While most borrowers repay their loans fully and on-time, the current repayment provisions under the Canada Student Loans Program are often too onerous on recent graduates, resulting in a not-so trivial …

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Toronto mayoralty race a lesson for federal election

Toronto mayoralty race a lesson for federal election

Are there parallels between the recent Toronto municipal election and the next federal election?

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Welcoming the festive season

Welcoming the festive season

The Pearson Centre invites you to join us in welcoming the festive season. Wednesday, December 3, 2014; 5:00 to 7:00 pm Carisse Studio Café, 274 Elgin Street (near Somerset), Ottawa.

Our special guest will be Andrew Cohen, who will introduce his new book, "Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy and the 48 Hours that Made History". You will know …

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