The Morning After… Brexit?

By Richard Forbes. The stomachs of viewers bottomed out with fear, shock, surprise or genuine excitement. The results for Sunderland (now anxiously worried for the fate of its Nissan plant) had just been announced, revealing a resounding win for the “Leave” camp. As the night went on, the shock and despair among the “Remain” camp … Continue reading The Morning After… Brexit?

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What the changes to the CPP mean for millennials

By Elias Weiss. Featured image via Darryl Dyck, CP. A ‘historic agreement' was reached last week by the federal government with support from eight out of the ten provinces. The goal? To implement a ‘modest’ expansion of the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP). Changes to the CPP require support from two-thirds of provinces, representing two-thirds of the population - a … Continue reading What the changes to the CPP mean for millennials

If Canada needed an example of everything wrong with referendums, Brexit is it

By Richard Forbes. Featured Image via Niklas Halle'n. As Britain waits anxiously for a conclusion to the EU referendum, a growing chorus has emerged bemoaning the referendum itself. Critics will note the referendum was a hasty campaign promise from Prime Minister David Cameron to put a 'Brexit' to a public vote – some election pork to … Continue reading If Canada needed an example of everything wrong with referendums, Brexit is it

Ottawa’s response to the Yezidi Genocide is a debate as old as genocide itself

By Richard Forbes. Over three thousand women and children are being imprisoned and enslaved by ISIL, the UN Human Rights Council reported this week – confirming the fears of many. Women used as sex slaves; children, indoctrinated and exploited as child soldiers; men, missing and presumed dead – the vast majority of these victims of war crimes forced … Continue reading Ottawa’s response to the Yezidi Genocide is a debate as old as genocide itself

For a debate “not about gender equality” the anthem debate sure looks like one

By Richard Forbes. Featured Image via Adrian Wyld, CP. Emotions ran high yesterday as Mauril Bélanger defied expectations to return to the House of Commons. The Liberal MP, whose health has deteriorated rapidly after being diagnosed with ALS in the fall, made a critical appearance during his bill's third reading specifically; valiantly advancing his bill … Continue reading For a debate “not about gender equality” the anthem debate sure looks like one

Signs of a changing parliament

By Richard Forbes. Featured Image via Neil Robertson. As Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef took her seat in the House of Commons, having just risen in defense of the government, the unexpected happened: Silence fell over the ranks. The minister sat without the Liberal caucus cheering, clapping, jeering, banging, dancing, hallooing, or any of the other juvenile … Continue reading Signs of a changing parliament