Thursday’s event, hosted by the Ottawa-based think-tank the Rideau Institute, will feature a keynote address from former Liberal foreign affairs minister Lloyd Axworthy, a leading figure in the 1996 founding of the Arctic Council and now president of the University of Winnipeg.
Reports or briefing memos of a substantive nature (may also be a press release)
A new report calls on the government to replace the Canadian Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) fleet and proposes that a number of made-in-Canada aircraft be considered to fulfill Canada’s search and rescue requirements, especially on the West Coast.
While considerable attention has been paid to open the underground Jeffrey asbestos mine in the town of Asbestos, less attention has been paid to plans to re-open the mine operated by LAB Chrysotile at Thetford Mines.
Defence Minister Peter MacKay dramatically underestimated the cost of last year’s Libya intervention, incremental cost figures released with the DND 2012-13 Report on Plans and Priorities show.
With the 2012 Federal Budget only two weeks away, The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), in coordination with the Rideau Institute and more than 30 other Canadian civil society organizations, has offered a different vision for Canada’s future. Titled A Budget for the Rest of Us, the 2012 Alternative Federal Budget provides a road …