Oct 26 2014 — Stéphane Dion — National Newswatch — Voir la zone évacuée de Fukushima est tout un choc. C’est une chose que de l’imaginer, c’en est une autre que de contempler les conséquences de la catastrophe nucléaire de vos propres yeux. Imaginez votre maison, votre voiture, votre propriété, votre quartier, subitement inclus dans une zone interdite. Vous n’avez plus le droit d’y aller, […]
Oct 24 2014 — Stéphane Dion — National Newswatch — Seeing Fukushima’s evacuated area is quite a shock. It is one thing to imagine it, another to see the consequences of the nuclear disaster with your own eyes. Imagine: your home, your car, your property, your neighbourhood suddenly becoming forbidden areas. You are not allowed to go there except perhaps for an hour or two, from time to time. Although the surrounding woods are as...
Oct 22 2014 — Frances Russell — National Newswatch — A man and his economic dogma is quietly – and steadily – transforming Canada profoundly, perhaps beyond repair as well as recognition. From glorifying past wars to ongoing assaults on parliament, the federal public service, science and the environment and from a thinly veiled war on the poor to endless gifting to the rich and […]
Oct 20 2014 — Danyaal Raza and Ryan Meili — National Newswatch — When counseling patients on health, physicians often focus on lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise or smoking. This kind of advice can be important for the individual, but does little to change underlying drivers of health like income, education and employment. These factors are the ones that have the greatest impact on whether patients will […]
Oct 15 2014 — Frances Russell — National Newswatch — “When the government of the day ceases to be responsible to Parliament, responsible government is lost and democracy is imperilled.” So writes former Conservative, now independent, Edmonton St. Albert MP Brent Rathgeber in his recent book, Irresponsible Government: The Decline of Parliamentary Democracy in Canada. Responsible government is the foundation of parliamentary as opposed to […]
Oct 15 2014 — Stanley Hartt — National Newswatch — When Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party blew their collective electoral brains out in the 2007 provincial election with the promise to provide public funding to private confessional schools, any casual observer would have concluded that the issue was beyond hope of revival. Aside from some continued pressure — well below the radar screen of the mainstream […]
Oct 11 2014 — Saman Ahsan and Lee Tunstall — National Newswatch — Canadian girls internalize emotional stress and report high rates of depression, psychological distress, anxiety disorders and eating disorders The recent Maclean’s cover story, entitled Revenge of the Teenage Girl, was too tempting not to read. No doubt they were publishing this in honour of the third International Day of the Girl taking place this Saturday, […]