SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea on Sunday called the latest U.N. sanctions to target the country “an act of war” that violates its sovereignty, and said it is a “pipe dream” for the United States to think it will give up its nuclear weapons.
It’s official. Ontario’s vacancy rate is at its lowest level in 17 years, and there’s no relief on the horizon.
OTTAWA — Opposition parties are demanding that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repay taxpayers for all or part of the transportation and security costs for a Christmas vacation to the Aga Khan’s private Bahamian island last year — which left taxpayers on the hook for more than $200,000.
The federal government insists that Canada can expand fossil fuel production and build new pipelines while still achieving its commitment to climate action. But how can we know for sure? And what’s the likelihood of such fossil fuel projects becoming stranded assets in a low-carbon future?
According to UNICEF, “The true measure of a nation’s standing is how well it attends to its children, including their health, safety, material security, education and socialization and their sense of being loved, valued and included in the families and societies into which they are born.” Yet how can we measure our nation’s standing when we have stopped measuring the health and wellbeing of our children in Canada, particularly those with a disability?
In 1952, my Grade 10 civics teacher asked us what we hoped to become as adults. One of the most popular boys answered, “I hope to go into politics.” We were delighted because we knew he wanted to make the world and Canada better, and we admired him for it.
In September 2016, Heritage Minister Melanie Joly launched a review of the federal government’s cultural policies with the laudable goal of making them “better suited to today’s digital reality.”
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,You and I have children around the same age. As fathers, we both have a responsibility and an innate desire to protect them. That’s why I am reaching out to you again regarding the impact that violent and degrading pornography is having on our culture, especially our kids.
Apparently Confucius was once asked what his first act would be if given power to rule an area. He responded: “My first task would certainly be to rectify the names.”
In the 1950s, Canadians could turn on the radio or television, open a magazine, or gaze at a billboard promoting cigarette brands. Some boasted of their health “benefits,” others were backed by doctors’ “studies,” but most were selling sophistication, aspiration or social acceptance — all traits that are coveted by youth.