To The Editor:
Before we paint Michelle Mungall as the Scott Pruit of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, we need some context.
On Friday, June 30, the federal Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) issued an advisory that essentially banned credit unions from using the term “banking” to describe the services they offer Canadians.
Ontario electricity prices increased twice as fast as the national average over the past decade, and the average Toronto resident now pays $60 more per month than the average Canadian for electricity, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank.
While four of six Tsilhqot’in communities are evacuated due to raging wildfires surrounding their communities, Christy Clark's outgoing Liberal government has granted permits to Taseko Mines to conduct extensive pre-construction exploration and drilling for the New Prosperity mine proposal in a place precious to the Tsilhqot'in Nation.
Canadian household debt has increased significantly since 1990—but so has the value of household assets, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
The headline above notwithstanding, people who suffer sexual assault in our region have many resources and many enlightened people available to help with all aspects of the ordeal and its aftermath. Trail FAIR is there to help, and Victims' Assistance. And I have no reason to believe that this region's RCMP personnel are anything but well-informed, responsive, up-to-date, and compassionate.
It's summertime. We're all on holiday, right? Who wants to think about stuff like governance at this time of year? On the other hand, can we afford to stop thinking about it, given how things are at the highest levels of Canadian politics?
I say we need a fundamental change in the dynamics of Parliament, and that electoral reform can help.
With all the political posturing around climate change, we have in effect global acknowledgement that human accelerated climate change is real. Now comes the painful process, for us all, as governments and lobby groups put their spin on the reality to fit their own political agenda that might cause delays in positive action. One hope, for us all, could be that they all at least start to take
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something is more important than fear.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Interior Health teams across IH West are working closely with emergency officials from several agencies to respond to the wildfire activity around the communities we serve.
Together, we are carefully considering the best options for our patients and staff who are located where significant wildfire activity is ongoing.