Canada’s drug supply is meant to provide for 37 million Canadians, not 370 million Americans. U.S. cross-border shopping could endanger Canadians Discussions about the U.S. importing cheap drugs from Canada have been around for awhile. In January, Sanders tabled a health-care reform bill that’s languishing in the Senate and will likely never be passed. In
The federal government wants to know what we think about electoral reform, but its website asks leading questions and predetermines values The federal government’s electoral reform website is being widely mocked. But beneath the outrage and humour, what’s really wrong with mydemocracy.ca? Plenty. The website is intended to gather perspectives from Canadians who wish to
More than ever, Canada needs an education system based on the powerful principles of freedom, autonomy and accountability The evolution of education is coming full circle, for the betterment of children. In earlier times, the education of Canadian children was sometimes compared to a three-legged stool, one leg representing the family, another the church, the
We need to speak out, and to use all venues and channels of distribution. (The Afro News is one excellent example of this.) There is an unfair push to imply that there are few black people in Canada, and in the west in particular. These myths must always be countered. We are here, and we are significant. We must speak that truth, everywhere.
A Must See Doc! Former Governor General Michaëlle Jean: “This loving, caring and even tender documentary of Michaëlle Jean by her husband, the noted filmmaker Jean-Daniel Lafond creates a balance of great strength, beauty intelligence and compassion for immigrants and those whose voices may not always be heard. As an immigrant from Haiti who went
It’s taken five years, four versions of the bill and two MPPs to bring it forward, but tips in Ontario will soon be protected from employer clawbacks. Former New Democrat MPP Michael Prue first raised the issue of employers eating into servers’ tips in 2010. For many restaurant servers, hairstylists, masseurs and others in the
Ses Defis Majeurs Et Des Voies De Solutions Par I Depuis presque deux décennies, le Canada accueille chaque année plus de 200 000 immigrants(1), alors qu’au même moment la province francophone du Québec en accueille plus de 30 000(2). Pour la seule année 2010, le Canada a accueilli au total 280 700 immigrants(1) ayant le
At 42.1%, taxes eat up more of your income than any other single family expense If you asked average Canadian families what their largest expense is, many would probably say: housing. And, you can’t blame them. Mortgage and rental payments are a painful monthly reminder of how much we pay for this basic necessity. But
Pilots at WestJet recently voted to reject union representation, sparking renewed interest in labour relations laws in Canada. The vote means WestJet pilots will remain non-union, in contrast to their counterparts at Air Canada where, in 2012, the airline became mired in labour disputes that ultimately hurt its bottom line. But more importantly, the vote
Government spending, taxes and red tape top concerns Elections are exciting and bring out the best and worst in us. The best: Contemplating the future direction of the country, debating policy choices, and thoughtfully deciding how to vote based on what is most important to us. The worst: Inattention to substance in favour of muck.