The federal government has to do its part in getting Toronto and other cities moving again. Read Olivia’s op-ed in the Toronto Star.
Canadians have transportation services that are expensive, not very accessible and unreliable. This in large parts due to federal government neglect, underinvestment and deregulation. It doesn’t have to be this way.
It shouldn’t take a natural disaster to fix our battered infrastructure. It’s time for federal leadership. Read Olivia’s Globe and Mail op-ed.
Olivia’s op-ed for The Bulletin: youth unemployment in Canada is now at 15% – that’s a 10-year high. In Toronto and beyond, we need to invest in training programs, education grants and youth employment services to put young people on the right track.
Under Harper, Canada is on the wrong track. No matter whether you are young or unemployed or sick or retired; with reckless cuts to cherished institutions the message is that you are own your own. Read Olivia’s op-ed for the Annex Gleaner.
Faced with growing commute times and escalating economic damages from lost productivity, it’s high time Canada tackles its mobility woes with a National Transit Strategy (NTS). Federal leadership, coordination and long-term funding are key to get Canada moving on transit.
Op-ed October, 2007 – The Embassy Canadian immigration policy, like our foreign policy, should be made-in-Canada, and represent our values and principles. Under former Prime Minister Paul Martin, that independence withered away when the Liberals signed the Safe Third Country agreement sawith the United States on December 29, 2004.
Vancouver Sun Features Olivia’s Op-Ed on Immigration July 21, 2008 VANCOUVER – There are far better ways to deliver a fair and effective immigration system than giving the minister of immigration sweeping subjective power to pick and choose immigrants. Some suggestions: 1. Change the point system and give extra points to applicants with in-demand skills [...]