After more than 250 years of parliamentary democracy, Canadians will soon have easy access to a fundamental piece of information about their electoral system: the voting records of the MPs they send to Ottawa. The House of Commons is developing a system to put every MP's voting record on a website, shedding light for the first time on information that has long been buried within Commons records.
Ending homelessness is Mayor Gregor Robertson's top priority. It appears to be the same priority of Vancouver-East NDP MP Libby Davies, who tabled a bill in the House of Commons Tuesday to establish a national housing strategy. Davies' introduction of her bill comes a few weeks after Robertson was in Ottawa to lobby for many things, including money for affordable housing.
Re: Legalization needs Study. Dear Editor, I'd like to congratulate the Province for its thoughtful review of its position regarding the legalization of drugs and the extensive coverage given to life and community in the Downtown Eastside
OTTAWA -- In the wake of the worst month ever for job losses in Canada, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government is under increasing pressure to revamp the country's employment insurance system amid concerns that the $40-billion economic stimulus package announced less than 10 days ago will not be enough to help resuscitate Canada's rapidly deteriorating economy.
OTTAWA–Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government faces mounting demands to improve support for the jobless in the wake of the shocking increase in layoffs in Ontario and across the country. Opposition parties accused Harper of mismanaging the economy and leaving the growing pool of unemployed to suffer without adequate help.
MIRAMICHI, N.B. — Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed Friday to stay his government’s economic course despite “bad news” such as the layoff last month of 129,000 Canadians. Speaking in a Miramichi hockey rink, Harper said his government won’t change its approach to solving the current economic crisis.
Ottawa • The speed of this downturn is becoming unnerving. Canada lost 129,000 jobs in January, down 0.8 per cent compared to December. Most of the losses were in the manufacturing heartland of central Canada, according to a Statistics Canada survey published yesterday.
The long, systemic problem in the Downtown Eastside has been the failure of public policy to address growing poverty. That's manifested itself in many different ways. Overall, it is people's lack of purchasing power. It's people lacking the basic necessities of life for any kind of decent standard of life, whether it's money to buy an affordable room, whether it's to buy food or clothes or to get to work, or have any kind of semblance of what we would consider a normal life.