JANUARY 2017 ISSUE
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Government of Canada
Trudeau Sleeping While The Arctic Melts In Winter
By Bill Henderson – Countercurrents
Climate Change Activist from Canada
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should resign. That’s laughable presently. The Trudeau government is still enjoying an extra long honeymoon; Canadians are still as happy about the change to ‘sunny ways’ as Americans are distraught with the specter of at least four years of slime, sleeze and shame.
But our PM is a dead man walking. Trudeau and his government have already done lasting harm to our country by failing to respond effectively to the foremost issue threatening Canada: climate change.
The Digital Economy is the Economy
By A Correspondent
The federal government is looking to boost the amount it contracts out to startups, writes Sean Silcoff in The Globe and Mail, “Ottawa earmarks just $30-million of its vast $18-billion annual procurement budget to buy new technologies from startups through its Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP)”.
In a period of low economic growth, Canada needs to invest in developing the talent and skills of its people. In particular, the country needs to prepare all Canadians to compete and collaborate in a global and digital economy.
Unveiled: 'A New Vision for Housing in Canada'
The Canadian government has unveiled its housing strategy plans, following months of consultation with Canadians and industry stakeholders.
“Affordable housing can connect individuals with the facilities and services they need to build secure, productive and meaningful lives for themselves.
Living close to jobs, public transportation and childcare enables people to participate fully in society and the economy,” Jean-Yves Duclos, minister of families, children and social development, said in the report, entitled What we heard: Shaping Canada’s national housing strategy. “A National Housing Strategy will align the efforts and resources of all players – governments, stakeholders in the private and non-profit sectors and others – toward improving housing outcomes for all Canadians.”
Cap-and-Trade: Raising Cost of Gasoline, Home Heating
By Keith Leslie - The Canadian Press
Ontarians will start paying for the Liberal government’s ambitious cap-and-trade program almost immediately after it comes into effect Jan. 1 with higher prices for gasoline and natural gas.
The plan, which is aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 15 per cent below 1990 levels within four years, will drive the price of gasoline up 4.3 cents per litre and increase the cost of home heating by up to $6.70 a month.