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The Declining Monarch Butterfly Population: Government Responses

Penny Becklumb, Jed Chong and Tim Williams Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division Many environmental issues in North America require continent-wide cooperation. Managing the monarch butterfly, the only butterfly known to make a two-way migration like birds do, is an example of this need. Each year, monarch butterflies travel thousands of kilometres to and from…

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In retrospect: The 10th Anniversary of the Supreme Court Decision in Canada (House of Commons) v. Vaid, and the Future of Parliamentary Privilege

Dara Lithwick Legal and Social Affairs Division Ten years ago, in May 2005, the Supreme Court of Canada released a landmark decision that clarified the scope and application of parliamentary privilege. The decision, in Canada (House of Commons) v. Vaid, was the third parliamentary privilege case heard by the Supreme Court following the advent of…

Part II: The International Security of Medical Isotope Supply: Assessment of Potential Technologies

Mohamed Zakzouk        Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division (This is the second in a series of two HillNotes on The International Security of Medical Isotope Supply. Part one explores progress in Canada and abroad.) The main technology options available to produce molybdenum-99 (99Mo) (or technetium-99m (99mTc) directly) can be grouped under two broad categories: reactor-based…

Part I: The International Security of Medical Isotope Supply: A Work in Progress

Mohamed Zakzouk Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division (This is the first in a series of two HillNotes on The International Security of Medical Isotope Supply. Part two provides an assessment of potential technologies.) The global supply of medical isotopes remains uncertain, despite increased efforts at home and abroad to secure production sources. The isotope technetium-99m…

The Confederation Inkstand

Sonia Bebbington Knowledge Management and Preservation The Confederation Inkstand is a Canadian artifact that, although unremarkable in its design and manufacture, is historically important because it was used at three significant moments in the nation’s history. The inkstand, which forms part of the special collections of the Library of Parliament, bears four sterling silver plaques.…