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Canada hires firm to ship back garbage sent to the Philippines: The federal government has awarded a contract to ship back Canadian trash sent to the Philippines nearly six years ago that has provoked a terse diplomatic standoff. Environment Canada on Wednesday announced it tapped Bollore Logistics Canada to return the containers of household garbage and a mi...
Watchdog says Ontario needs greater spending restraint to balance books: TORONTO—Ontario’s fiscal watchdog says the Ford government will need to find double the savings it identified in this year’s budget to balance the books by 2023-24. Financial Accountability Officer Peter Weltman’s review of Premier Doug Ford’s first budget found reported cost savings will only cu...
Survey shows little movement in reported sexual assaults by CAF members: Canadian Armed Forces members reported being sexually assaulted at work last year at a nearly identical rate to 2016, according to new data released by Statistics Canada on Wednesday. The survey of 36,000 soldiers found that 1.6 per cent of regular force members (equalling about 900 soldiers) sai...
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As processed food displaces nutritious food, more people gain weight and get sick: Ed Finn The rate of obesity in Canada has risen to epidemic proportions, with one in eight of us now clinically obese and nearly half of us weighing more than we should. And it's not because people are indifferent to weight gain. Far from it. The exercise and weight-loss business is booming, and ...
Green Party support grows as alarms sound on climate crisis: May 21, 2019Green Party support grows as alarms sound on climate crisisWith 17 elected Green Party members at the provincial and federal levels, the Greens look to be competitive in a number of federal ridings across Canada in the October 21 election.
Green Party support grows as alarms sound on climate crisis: Environment Politics in Canada What do Ireland, the British Parliament, and Ottawa and Vancouver city councils have in common? All voted in 2019 to declare a climate emergency. Following the Green Party win in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection, both the NDP and the Liberals proposed climate-cha...
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Put Fishing Back in BC Fishermen’s Hands (in Opinion): Our coastal communities are drowning, largely thanks to tradable quotas and licences.
‘Stars Aligned’ to Make BC First to Protect ‘Force for Good’ Businesses (in News): How financial advisor Bernie Geiss went to Victoria and made history.  Related Stories Despite Promises, Province’s ID Changes Hurting Homeless and Marginalized (in News) Premier Horgan on LNG, Climate Change and the Year’s Highlights (in News) Wrongly Fired Health Workers ‘Very Close’ to Receivi...
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Ontario’s government is working for the people to improve local service delivery and efficiency in the province’s municipalities: Ontario Invests in Whitchurch-Stouffville to Improve Service Delivery and Efficiency Investments Will Support Communities, Respect Taxpayer Dollars NEWS March 21, 2019 Ontario’s government is working ......Read More
Prime Minister on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement ......Read More
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RIGHT TO KNOW POPULARIZED: January 22, 1945 – Associated Press executive director Kent Cooper popularized the phrase the “right to know” during a speech at Temple Emanu-El in New York.1Editorial, “The Right to Know,” New York Times, January 22, 1945. In the years before that speech, Cooper worried about how the three m...
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The CAQ??s shameless electoralism is a blast from the past: The Coalition Avenir Québec, leading in the polls ahead of October??s provincial election, recently released its ??Traffic Reduction Plan? for Greater Montreal. Or so went the marketing pitch. Yet with the bulk of the plan??s $10 billion in proposed inv...
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La coupe du monde des femmes: Alors que la coupe du monde bat son plein et que les joueurs s'affrontent sur les terrains, on voit circuler sur les médias sociaux des vidéos et campagnes publicitaires qui visent à sensibiliser les spectateurs quant à l'augmentation des violences f...
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10 times the Globe and Mail editorial page has expressed an absurdly inflated sense of Canada??s place in the world:   1. ??How Canada can help lead the way to better global health? (2016) Summary: Canada can improve global health outcomes by telling other countries what to do.   2. ??How Canada can become a global food production powerhouse? (2017) Summary: More countries should buy Canadian food. ...
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Dust Off That Blog, It??s Election Time: Whew, it??s been a while hasn??t it? There??s dust everywhere?how do you even get dust inside a blog? Oh well. There??s an election in Ontario on June 7, 2018 and well, I have opinions (see @rateldajer for the political part of me on Twitter). What??s on my mind right now: In something...
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??They??ll Just Make It Illegal?: Cryptocurrencies, Public Goods & the State Late last year, I and a colleague from HKS were meeting with a VC I??d gotten to know in San Francisco. As an opening salvo in the conversation, the VC asked us ??aren??t you worried about a cryptocurrency making the US dollar obsolete?? I repl...

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