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ATAMANENKO: Pension reform and retirement security--two visions

ATAMANENKO: Pension reform and retirement security--two visions

In March, the government released a discussion paper intended as background for its Canada-wide public consultation on pension reform and Canada’s Retirement Income System.  If you haven’t heard about it, it’s not surprising. It involved only three town-hall meetings, three by-invitation expert roundtables, and a voluntary on-line component.  You could also write in.

KEEPING IT REAL: Are NHL Refs Tougher on Canadian Teams?

KEEPING IT REAL: Are NHL Refs Tougher on Canadian Teams?

 Is it my imagination or are the NHL refs favoring the U.S. teams when they play Canadian teams? This radical thought crossed my mind last year during the playoffs: it just seemed to me that whenever I watched a Canadian team in the NHL playoffs come up against ANY U.S. contender, the refs were tougher on the Canadian teams when calling penalties.

ATAMANENKO: Accidents can–and do–happen

ATAMANENKO:  Accidents can–and do–happen

My colleague, Nathan Cullen MP – Skeena-Bulkley Valley recently issued the following Op-ed which I would like to share with you.

Days after the Deepwater Horizon offshore oilrig blew up off the coast of Lousiana killing 11 workers, British Petroleum assured the public that they would contain the leak quickly. They were wrong.

The leak has now quintupled to almost one million litres a day. This is an environmental and economic disaster beyond even that of the Exxon Valdez. 

Walk BC launches new interactive online map

Walk BC launches new interactive online map

The BC Recreation and Parks Association’s (BCRPA) Walk BC initiative is launching its newest venture and online resource, an interactive walking route map. As the first map of its kind, it features walking routes and recreational facilities from around British Columbia.

B.C. budget 2010: A tight budget for tight times?

B.C. budget 2010: A tight budget for tight times?

In yesterday's provincial budget, the B.C. Liberal government promised to end the current deficits by the 2013-14 budget year. Toward this end, Finance Minister Colin Hansen announced a tight budget with effective freezes on all spending other than health care (set to grow by $750M this year) and education ($140M).

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