Association France-Canada d’Études Stratégiques Symposium (Comments Off)

February 26, 2014 • Category: 3. INSTITUTIONS, Events, In English, Lead Story

Register for the France-Canada d’Études Stratégiques Symposium. The topic of discussion will be “New Challenges to Western Security.” For more details download the poster.

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1. CITIZENSHIP»

Qui sera premier ministre de l’Ontario? (Comments Off)

Dans moins de trois mois, les Libéraux de l’Ontario se choisiront un nouveau chef, et ce faisant, nommeront le prochain premier ministre de la province. Les responsabilités d’un chef de gouvernement sont vastes et ardues. Elles exigent une rare combinaison de leadership, compétence, empathie et intégrité. Plus que ces qualités personnelles, ce sont pourtant les [...]

2. ECONOMY»

Saying no to the conjuror’s trick of tax cuts (Comments Off)

The CCPA Ontario’s Jennifer Story recently interviewed Alex Himelfarb about his new book  Tax is Not a Four Letter Word  published by WLU Press, co-edited with his son, Jordan, Opinion Editor of The Toronto Star. The interview touches on the desire to get Canadians thinking about taxes in a different way. (The interview first appeared on the [...]

4. SOCIAL PROGRAMS»

The Inequality Trap: A Meaner Canada (Comments Off)

“Inequality is corrosive. It rots societies from within. The impact of material differences takes a while to show up but in due course competition for status and goods increases; people find a  growing  sense of superiority (or inferiority) based on their possessions; prejudice toward those on the lower rungs of the social ladder hardens; crime [...]

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