Officials gathered today in Grey County to celebrate the completion of the rehabilitation of the historic railway arch known locally as "Culvert 21", a structure that is a source of local pride and historic significance for the area.
"Federal investments in our communities, like the one we are celebrating today, demonstrate our Government's continued commitment to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity," said Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec. "In recognition of the value this project has for local heritage, I am delighted that our contribution helped make the rehabilitation of Culvert 21 possible."
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Our EI system was morphed in the 1970s into a vote-buying machine for the government in power. Sadly, not much has changed in 40 years. Today, less than half of Ontario’s unemployed can collect EI benefits, while in other provinces, everyone who loses their job ends up collecting. No wonder that in Newfoundland and Labrador, 60% of EI claimants have made at least three claims in the past five years.
Canadians engorged themselves on fictitious notions of Americans having to produce a credit card for an ambulance to pick them up, even in emergency cases. (This was nonsense, of course.) Because Canada’s health care system was based on egalitarian universality, we proclaimed our health care system to be the best in the world, and a good reason to soldier on as an independent country and not fold into the rich and omnipotent American colossus.
The Canadian health care system is indeed better for the bottom 30% of people on the income scale than that of the United States. But it is inferior for the more prosperous 70%. It is far from the best in the world, and we have much better reasons to maintain our nationality.
“I decided that a portrait of English-speaking seniors was needed, because there has been, until now, little data on their reality. For example, over half of English-speaking seniors are unilingual, and they face the challenge of finding professionals in their region who not only are able to serve them, but who also speak their language. These seniors find themselves in a vulnerable position, or depend on a family member when they need to get information or public health services, for example,” said Graham Fraser.
It might have something to do with living in a province that hates Anglophones. Just a thought.
That in 2013 we still have a Commissioner of Official Languages has a kind of quaint charm, like it's still 1969. The name of the office was always a misnomer. The job of the commissioner isn't to uphold both official languages, it's to grant French a privileged space in Canadian public life. More government jobs for Francophones, more pandering to the perpetually offended. A language that requires a commissioner to preserve it is a language doomed to die. Languages do not survive by government edict, they survive because people choose to use them.
If the Commissioner wanted to do some real good for Anglophone Quebecers, of whatever age group, he should denounce the anti-English policies of the PQ. A good start would be to demand the repeal of the Charter of the French Language (Bill 101), a blatantly unconstitutional law. But that would require genuine courage, something that has always been in short supply in the upper precincts of the Public Service.
At some point it stops being bad judgement. It's just horrible luck:
A trainer who consulted with Rob Ford as recently as Tuesday night on a health “game plan” was convicted in the U.S. for steroid trafficking and is currently in the midst of a 12-year ban from coaching in Canada for administering steroids.
The Toronto mayor has repeatedly said he is working with a team of health professionals following his admission of smoking crack while in a “drunken stupor.” Ford has not specified what that team includes other than to say it includes advice about his weight and he is not in an alcohol treatment program. Ford’s criminal lawyer, Dennis Morris, has said the mayor is spending up to two hours a day exercising, has revamped his diet and has received support from a medical doctor.