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  • Assisted dying in QuebecReuel S. Amdur
    November 7, 2015

    Quebec will begin providing euthanasia and assisted suicide for patients beginning this December (2015). The province took considerable time to "get it right." The bill was first introduced by Parti Québécois Member of the Quebec National Assembly Véronique Hivon in 2013, under a PQ government.

  • Liberals win majority GovernmentEdward C. Corrigan
    November 1, 2015

    After 10 years in office Stephen Harper's Conservative government was swept from power. The federal Liberal Party led by Justin Trudeau won 185 seats and elected Members of Parliament in every province including Alberta. To win a majority you needed 170 seats. The Conservatives won 98 seats, the NDP 44. The Bloc won 10 seats in Quebec. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May was re-elected in her British Colombia seat.

  • Harper crimes against Canadians The Canadian Charger
    October 22, 2015

    After being barred from speaking to media about his research, rarely being allowed to travel, and finding it increasingly difficulty to get funding, Canadian federal scientist Dr. Steve Campana left the Department of Fisheries and Oceans - after more than 30 years - disgusted with what he describes as a toxic atmosphere working with the federal government.

  • More of Harper crimes against CanadiansThe Canadian Charger
    October 22, 2015

    When the Harper government cancelled the mandatory long-form census in 2010, it surreptitiously affected the lives of Canadians in many ways, according to Jan Kestle, president of Environics Analytics.

  • And yet more of Harper's crimes against CanadiansScott Stockdale
    October 22, 2015

    Few understand the axiom "information is power" any better than Prime Minister Harper, thus it's no surprise that a recent episode of the TV Ontario program The Agenda, entitled "The War on Data" is all about the Harper government's policies over its ten years in power.

  • Mental health: The parental roleReuel S. Amdur
    October 22, 2015

    Parents have a major role in promoting their children’s mental health. That is what Dr. Hazen Gandy, head of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) recently told an audience in Ottawa.

  • Book Review: Bob Rae's What Happened to Politics?Reuel S. Amdur
    October 22, 2015

    In his recent book What Happened to Politics? (Toronto: Simon and Schuster Canada, 2015), Bob Rae sets out to explain what has changed in the way we do politics in Canada, sort of. He also throws a lot of other stuff in. "Often-rambling" is how one reviewer put it.

  • Robert Fisk on the Middle EastReuel S. Amdur
    October 22, 2015

    In the Arab world, history is now. That is the message delivered recently by Beirut-based journalist Robert Fisk to a large audience at St. Matthew's Anglican Church in Ottawa. The lecture was sponsored by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East.

  • Illegal European immigrants in North AmericaScott Stockdale
    October 22, 2015

    While the public's attention in Canada and the United States was focused on the hundreds of thousands of people migrating to Europe from Syria and other troubled spots in the Middle East and North Africa, many of those watching the crisis unfold, safely out of harm's way, fail to remember that their forebears once migrated to the land their current-day descendants now claim as their own.

  • The right to dieReuel S. Amdur
    October 22, 2015

    Physicians and others in the health care field are trying to get their heads around the reality of the coming into effect next February of the Supreme Court decision permitting euthanasia and assisted dying.

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