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Parliamentary Internship Programme : Call for Applications

Ten Young Professionals: Ten months on Parliament Hill: Don’t miss the opportunity! The Parliamentary Internship Programme is an initiative of the Canadian Political Science Association delivered in cooperation with the House of Commons. It gives you the opportunity to work and study on Parliament Hill from September to June, with a $23,000 stipend. You are a university graduate, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and under 35 years old? Apply by January 31.

19 January 2015 - 2:24pm |

Bring back the long form census

This is what Bill C-626 proposes. Tabled by Ted Hsu MP in September, this enactment provides for a long-form questionnaire to be used for taking the census of population and amends the Statistics Act to establish a process to appoint the Chief Statistician of Canada. It also prescribes additional duties for the Chief Statistician and increases the independence of the Chief Statistician in carrying out his or her duties. A campaign by Evidence for Democracy is currently ongoing to support this initiative. Find out about it here.

24 November 2014 - 11:30am |

Mental health among the military

According to the Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey, 2013 just released by Statistics Canada, 16,5% of full-time regular members of the Canadian Forces reported experiencing symptoms consistent with at least one of six selected mental or alcohol disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder. On this topic, we invite you to read the research highlights of a study carried by Katherine St.Cyr and colleagues which notably shows that the risk of suffering mental disorders increases with the number of traumatic events experienced by a soldier throughout his or her lifetime. To help identify at-risk individuals, the researchers suggest that recruits be screened for traumatic experiences upon intake to the armed forces and that a comprehensive post-deployment screening be done after each mission since vulnerability to developing post-traumatic stress disorder increases through added exposure.

12 August 2014 - 2:56pm |