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atypicalalbertan.ca: Harper is not serious about senate reform

Stephen Harper is not serious about senate reform.

Despite his announcement last week that he plans to stop filling vacancies in the upper chamber until the senate is reformed, his track record on the issue is very poor.

Stephen Harper, cc: pmwebphotos (Flickr.com)

Harper was first elected to parliament in 1993 as the Calgary West . . . → Read More: atypicalalbertan.ca: Harper is not serious about senate reform

OPSEU Diablogue: Pharmacare increasingly on the agenda – two upcoming events

In 2007 we attended SOS Medicare II, a high-profile national conference in Regina looking at the unfinished Medicare agenda. Tommy Douglas’ original vision for Medicare extended far beyond what we have in Canada today. Once the envy of the world, … Continue reading →

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading.

– David Olive comments on the world food crisis, making the point that what we’re lacking is some link between more-than-sufficient productive capacity and the nutritional needs of less wealthy people around the globe: (A) permanently higher price for oil spurred successful innovation to reduce our reliance on petroleum . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: On cooperative efforts

The reports on fiscal arrangements and health care developed in the lead up to this weekend’s meeting of Canada’s premiers have both received some coverage. But there are a couple of points worth noting which seem to have been largely neglected so far.

On the fiscal arrangement side, we now have agreement among the provinces . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: On cooperative efforts