Siafu.ca - News http://www.siafu.ca/taxonomy/term/2/0 en Calling out the Commission http://www.siafu.ca/story/76 <p>By Tim McSorley</p> <p>Decried as a freak show and farce, praised as a healthy and needed debate, the Reasonable Accommodation Commission hasn’t failed to stir up emotion among both its supporters and detractors. From media pundits to the Governor General, from politicians to priests, imams and rabbis, and from school-teachers to dépanneur owners, everyone has an opinion about the public consultation called by Quebec Premier Jean Charest during the last provincial election. </p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/76">read more</a></p> News Tue, 27 Nov 2007 17:29:29 -0600 Tim McSorley 76 at http://www.siafu.ca Bringing the SPP Out of the Shadows http://www.siafu.ca/story/68 <p>By Tim McSorley</p> <p>Pesticide-limits are barriers to trade that must be eliminated. Integrated, high-tech border and secretive security measures to ensure our safety against terrorists. Closed door meetings between the leaders of Canada, Mexico and the US, advised only by panel of 30 top chief executive officers from each country. </p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/68">read more</a></p> News Wed, 08 Aug 2007 17:43:35 -0500 Tim McSorley 68 at http://www.siafu.ca Atlantica's Rising Tide http://www.siafu.ca/story/67 <p>By Drew Nelles</p> <p>Halifax may be the largest city in the Maritimes, but it's hardly a metropolis; home to Dalhousie University, and with a population of just 119,000 people, it feels more like a sleepy college town than a provincial capital. In the early afternoon on June 15, though, about 350 people gathered in a downtown park to wake the city up. The elderly activist group the Maritime Raging Grannies were performing a song composed just for the occasion, sung to the tune of "Go Tell it on the Mountain": </p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/67">read more</a></p> News Wed, 08 Aug 2007 09:55:26 -0500 Tim McSorley 67 at http://www.siafu.ca Mental Health Quick Fix http://www.siafu.ca/story/47 <p>By Brendan K. Edwards</p> <p>Aline Valade has heard her fair share of horror stories about Montreal’s mental health care system over the past decade. With the provincial government set to implement its Plan d’action en santé mentale next fall, she is convinced that the number will increase.</p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/47">read more</a></p> News Tue, 26 Jun 2007 17:57:29 -0500 Chadi 47 at http://www.siafu.ca Curing the Global Food Crisis http://www.siafu.ca/story/42 <p>By Michael Lithgow</p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/42">read more</a></p> News Wed, 20 Jun 2007 14:25:08 -0500 Chadi 42 at http://www.siafu.ca Public Health or Private Wealth? http://www.siafu.ca/story/13 <p>A new semi-private medical centre, the Rockland clinic, has caused an uproar since it opened its doors in Health Minister Philippe Couillard’s own riding on January 22nd of this year. Still under renovation, the large, warehouse-like building in Outremont houses a private family medicine clinic alongside a surgical centre where patients pay ‘accessory fees’ for publicly-funded procedures.</p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/13">read more</a></p> News Thu, 01 Mar 2007 13:43:56 -0600 Tim McSorley 13 at http://www.siafu.ca Trying to Beat the Odds http://www.siafu.ca/story/10 <p>What Quebec Solidaire (QS) may be lacking in the polls, they make up for in confidence. Not necessarily confidence that they will make their break through in this election, but that the new, left wing party will grow in the minds of Quebec voters the more they get to know what the party is about and what it represents.</p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/10">read more</a></p> News Thu, 01 Mar 2007 13:03:45 -0600 Tim McSorley 10 at http://www.siafu.ca