Trudeau must walk a fine line in China

By Elias Weiss. Featured image via Adrian Wyld, CP. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has officially kicked-off his first official visit to China in Beijing. During his visit, he will meet with both Chinese president Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang as well as various Chinese business leaders. On the menu, we can expect talks about … Continue reading Trudeau must walk a fine line in China

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Nathan Cullen seeks common ground on electoral reform: Interview

By Richard Forbes. Today, the Special Committee on Electoral Reform (ERRE) will hear from a number of witnesses, including Ed Broadbent, former NDP leader and founder of Broadbent Institute. Thus it's rather appropriate that our series of interviews, Inside the ERRE, will hear from Nathan Cullen next, one of the leading members of the NDP caucus. Past … Continue reading Nathan Cullen seeks common ground on electoral reform: Interview

It’s been a good week for the CBC

By Richard Forbes. Featured Image via David Bastedo. 11.7 million people watched the CBC's broadcast and livestreaming of the Tragically Hip's final concert, last Saturday, as a part of their Man Machine Poem tour. Hosted in Kingston, the band's hometown, the concert was a touching final performance for an iconic Canadian band that's woven itself into the … Continue reading It’s been a good week for the CBC

“Let the people decide,” says Gérard Deltell: Interview

By Richard Forbes. Continuing our series of interviews, Inside the ERRE, with members of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform, we were lucky enough to get in touch with Gérard Deltell to discuss his thoughts on this recent push by the Liberals to reform Canada's voting system. The ERRE has already heard from professors Barry Cooper, Nicole Goodman … Continue reading “Let the people decide,” says Gérard Deltell: Interview

Inside the ERRE with Chair Francis Scarpaleggia: Interview

By Richard Forbes. Featured image via Postmedia. For the first of a series of interviews, Inside the ERRE, we spoke with committee chair Francis Scarpaleggia. The Special Committee on Electoral Reform (ERRE) is an all party, high profile committee set to return to 1 Wellington Street today for yet another busy session of expert panels, … Continue reading Inside the ERRE with Chair Francis Scarpaleggia: Interview

Taking Canada to new heights

By Richard Forbes. Featured image via John Lehmann. The Rio Olympics are coming to a close but already it's offered our country a rich treasure trove of success stories that will live on, eclipsing even the gloomiest of predictions leading up to the games. The Olympics, like any sporting event, are about the stories they tell, … Continue reading Taking Canada to new heights

Canada should turn its attention to Greenland. No, really.

By Richard Forbes. Featured image via Gerald Zinnecker. Probably the last thing you would have thought of this morning was 'how are things in Greenland?' and you're forgiven, dear reader for your indifference, but listen up: our country would be deeply remiss to continue to ignore the island's politics and its potential. If you don't believe … Continue reading Canada should turn its attention to Greenland. No, really.

The Tories have lost the plot. This is an intervention.

By Elias Weiss. Featured image via Marnie Recker. I am deeply worried about the Conservative Party of Canada. To be frank, I’ve been worried for a little while now, but this week was a tipping point. I feel a deep responsibility as a Canadian to step up and say it loud and clear: Tories, we need … Continue reading The Tories have lost the plot. This is an intervention.

We mustn’t let the stories of missing and murdered aboriginal women go forgotten

By Chelsea Craig. Featured image via Adrian Wyld, CP. This time last week the federal government was announcing the official launch for the long anticipated inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women. The launch took place at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, with three ministers at hand, who shared their thoughts and their hopes … Continue reading We mustn’t let the stories of missing and murdered aboriginal women go forgotten

It’s Atlantic Canada’s seat, Mr. Trudeau. Tâchez de ne pas l’oublier

By Richard Forbes. Opening the Globe and Mail last week, readers might have been startled over their morning coffee to find an op-ed from their prime minister – a rare treat these days. It's been years since a prime minister's words have graced the centre fold of a newspaper and the message he had in … Continue reading It’s Atlantic Canada’s seat, Mr. Trudeau. Tâchez de ne pas l’oublier