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Stéphane Dion

Le choc de Fukushima

Oct 26 2014 — Stéphane Dion — 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, […]

Stéphane Dion

The Fukushima Shock

Oct 24 2014 — Stéphane Dion — 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...

Danyaal Raza and Ryan Meili

Health in all Policies approach gaining traction across political spectrum in Canada

Oct 20 2014 — Danyaal Raza and Ryan Meili — 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 […]

Frances Russell

Canada’s Non-Responsible Parliament

Oct 15 2014 — Frances Russell — “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 […]

hartt

Public funding for education of religious minorities would support multiculturalism

Oct 15 2014 — Stanley Hartt — 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 […]