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  • Harper and Canadian researchReuel S. Amdur
    October 25, 2014

    On October 7, the Royal Society of Canada Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences, issued a position paper, "Driving Growth through Research." In the paper is a recommendation that Canadian research funding should be increased at least to the average level of OECD and G8 countries.

  • Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne a social justice premier?Reuel S. Amdur
    October 25, 2014

    In her post-election publicity, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne promised, among other things, "better support" for those on social assistance. "We will increase Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program rates. . . by one per cent in 2014-15. We will also increase benefits for single Ontario Works clients without children, giving them a total benefit increase of $30 per month in 2014, for a total increase over two years of $50."

  • Every day is a moving dayReuel S. Amdur
    October 25, 2014

    Staying in bed is dangerous to your health. That was the theme of a recent presentation at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital.

  • My father's prized unique artworkScott Stockdale
    October 25, 2014

    Although it's been a couple of generations since Rosemary Sabet's father Rupert Francis Summers produced his scraperboard works of art - a couple of which are in the Royal Academy in London England - the interest in them continues unabated.

  • Is the US serious about destroying IS?The Canadian Charger
    October 24, 2014

    The Islamic State (IS), ISIS, ISIL, or under any other name, is a vicious, genocidal terrorist organization cum government. It slaughters people who are not of its distorted religious persuasion, except occasionally when it imposes heavy taxes on them. It kills captured soldiers. It beheads innocent hostages. It abducts women and children. Altogether they are a nasty bunch. Yet they have been gathering recruits from around the Muslim world and even from the West.

  • Quebec's place in CanadaThe Canadian Charger
    October 24, 2014

    Canada's founding fathers gave Ottawa a gift by making it Canada's capital. "Would it not be appropriate for Ottawa to return the favor by becoming officially bilingual?" That was a question posed by Laval Political Science Professor Guy Laforest, speaking on Parliament Hill on October 9 in one of a series of talks sponsored by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • Egypt's Sisi delivers economic reforms but hurdles remain Reuters
    October 24, 2014

    In his first 100 days in office, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a fast start on economic reform: slashing costly fuel subsidies, raising taxes and devising infrastructure projects to secure long-term revenues and ease unemployment.

  • Pro-Israel New York Times Editorial Misses Vital Points Dr. Mohamed Elmasry
    October 11, 2014

    Following the signing of a peace agreement with Israel in 1979, U.S. military aid to Egypt was supposed to come into effect. While some has materialized, now and then as an arm-twisting strategy American pro-Israel factions in both media and politics have never missed an opportunity to deny Egypt that aid.

  • Canada needs new attitude toward Aboriginals The Canadian Charger
    September 29, 2014

    In order to move forward in improving relations between Aboriginal peoples and Canadian society, we must act with "small agreements and accomplishments to build confidence." There have been many years of friction and oppression, explained Prof. Jim Miller, but at the beginning the relationship was quite positive.

  • Memory loss in aging: What is normal?The Canadian Charger
    September 29, 2014

    "Where did I leave my glasses?" That question is the provocative title of a book by Martha Weinman Lear, a writer who specializes in social- and health-related subjects.

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