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MPs need not fear reform

Posted by Oped 1204 days ago Vancouver Sun| mps fear reform All
http://feeds.canada.com — Conservative MP Michael Chong has opened the door to political reform that could restore the balance between our elected representatives and the powerful prime minister. Whatever one thinks of the proposals, there is no question this is a debate worth having, and it is good to see parliamentarians fully engaged. Read More
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Shrugging at spying

Posted by Oped 1211 days ago Vancouver Sun| shrugging spying All
http://feeds.canada.com — Canada has every right to spy to protect its interests. Read More
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Iran hasn't earned world's trust

Posted by Oped 1212 days ago Vancouver Sun| iran earned worlds trust All
http://feeds.canada.com — The U.S. administration, along with five other major powers, has announced an agreement with Iran on its nuclear weapons program. The agreement, hammered out in secret, would see some long-standing United Nations sanctions lifted in exchange for an ostensible end - for just six months while everyone works on a more comprehensive agreement - to that country's relentless pursuit of nuclear-tipped w Read More
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Rate hikes unavoidable

Posted by Oped 1213 days ago Vancouver Sun| rate hikes unavoidable All
http://feeds.canada.com — No one should be surprised that the cost of electricity is going up. But we reserve the right to be outraged by the manipulation of the public utility for political purposes. Read More
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Canada's economic diplomacy must also protect freedoms

Posted by Oped 1213 days ago Vancouver Sun| canadas economic diplomacy protect freedoms All
http://feeds.canada.com — When it comes to foreign affairs, the Harper Conservatives deserve credit for their willingness to question the establishment consensus, and for their recognition that the best way to increase prosperity and foster international ties is to encourage trade and investment. In their eagerness to shatter the old icons of foreign policy, though, they should be careful not to create their own. Read More
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Happy 25th birthday, free trade agreement

Posted by Oped 1219 days ago Vancouver Sun| happy th birthday free trade agreement All
http://feeds.canada.com — Those of a certain age may recall a federal election 25 years ago fought over an issue then controversial in some circles: free trade. A quarter of a century ago, the Progressive Conservative government of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney was re-elected on a platform to implement the Canada-U.S. free trade agreement, signed the year previous, but which had been held up in the Liberal-dominated Senat Read More
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Legislature must meet to answer policy questions

Posted by Oped 1219 days ago Vancouver Sun| legislature meet answer policy questions All
http://feeds.canada.com — British Columbians are seriously disadvantaged by a legislature that remains shuttered, unable to carry out its essential function as a forum for public debate. Read More
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Tweaking EI

Posted by Oped 1220 days ago Vancouver Sun| tweaking ei All
http://feeds.canada.com — The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has drawn fresh attention to the excess amount of money that workers and their employers pay toward employment insurance, a well-intentioned program intended to serve as a safety net for those unfortunate enough to find themselves out of a job. Read More
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