By Caitlin Sylvia & Richard Forbes. In a week where agreements have proved rare and elusive, one appears to have been tentatively reached in the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dispute between indigenous peoples and Newfoundland and Labrador. Protesters in Labrador and in Ottawa, through standoffs and hunger strikes, had been raising public attention around the potential … Continue reading On Muskrat Falls, province traces a path to reconciliation
By Fergal McAlinden. The forty first Parliament of Canada, in its partisanship, lack of decorum, and uncivil behaviour, left a sour taste in the mouth. With heckling and recriminations rife in parliamentary debate, Canadians’ enthusiasm and appetite for politics were dented significantly; dismay at the negative, starkly partisan way politics was conducted was one of … Continue reading Is decorum in the House of Commons improving?
Except we've seen this routine before: the prime minister implies something fairly explosive — a walkback, a reversal, something radical — only to then do as expected only after the opposition has lowered the public's expectations for him with hours of chanting, groveling and desk-banging.
By Richard Forbes. It was a year ago this week: Justin Trudeau, smiling blissfully, walks through the kitchen of the opulent Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal. His victory speech is just minutes away now but first he's to receive his first (and most intimate) of the night's many standing ovations: the kitchen crew, forming lines … Continue reading The Trudeau Ethos: What a year in office says about his administration
By Elias Weiss. And then there were fifteen. And then sixteen again. And maybe seventeen, or maybe just twelve...And depending on if you count Kevin O Leary or not: Twelve and a half! What a week that was, my friends, what a week. And no, I’m not talking about the many (alleged) victims of Trump’s … Continue reading Clement out, Leitch in: Your Conservative leadership race update
By Richard Forbes. As I sip my morning coffee, my aunt says, not “good morning” or ask “how did you sleep?” – no, the first words I heard over breakfast were, “Could Donald Trump resign from the race? I was up last night wondering if he could just... you know...give up.” Oh, what forty eight … Continue reading The unmaking of a president
Quebec has seen enough turmoil over the separatist 'dream.' With over three quarters of the province now finding it wrongheaded, why can’t we let sleeping dogs lie?
The word is out and it's not good for the prime minister, or – as he's been called a lot recently – Harper 2.0.