OTTAWA — That sound emanating from the Mike Duffy trial Monday was, yes, the not-unfamiliar-in-these-parts cry of a staffer being thrown under the wheels of a big fat OC Transpo bus. 823 more words
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Buried deep within last week’s federal budget was an intriguing nugget: a proposal to spend “$13.4 million over five years, starting in 2015–16, and $2.8 million ongoing to support and modernize the Canadian Honours System and bring it closer to all Canadians” — including “increasing the number of nominations to the Order of Canada from under-represented sectors and modernizing eligibility and selection criteria for a number of other honours and awards.” 504 more words
Unlikely as it may sound to a country accustomed to treating Alberta as the private preserve of the Progressive Conservative party, polls suggest Rachel Notley’s New Democrats have a fighting shot of emerging from next week’s election with the largest seat count. 683 more words
Imagine that you have spent 379 days pursuing a Liberal nomination to contest the 2015 federal election.
You have carried a message of democratic renewal to thousands of people. 882 more words
It is hard for adults to look at kids today and not find them wanting when it comes to self-sufficiency and independence.
Those “I used to walk 10 miles to school in the snow when I was your age” remarks get mocked for their tendency toward exaggeration. 811 more words
When times get tough, governments provide special treatment for the manufacturing sector: the budgets tabled last week in Ottawa and in Queen’s Park are chock-a-block with tax breaks and direct financial support for manufacturers. 1,091 more words
For cities, the big news in the 2015 federal budget was the announcement of a national transit fund, which starts at $250 million in 2017 and scales up to $1 billion per year in 2019. 947 more words