Our thoughts on Jagmeet Singh, the new NDP leader

The Ribbon's Richard Forbes, Danielle M Cameron, and Elias Weiss discuss Jagmeet Singh, the new federal NDP leader after his landslide win last Sunday to become party leader. Is Singh a good move on the NDP’s part? Elias: Depends. Singh was, in my opinion, the best pick for the NDP, someone I could theoretically see myself … Continue reading Our thoughts on Jagmeet Singh, the new NDP leader

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The state visit we’ve all been waiting for

By Elias Weiss. President Trump has escaped, sorry, ‘embarked’ on a whirlwind two-day visit to France to mark the 100th anniversary of the United States entering the First World War. This comes, of course, after damning evidence surfaced that his oldest “high-quality person” son, Donald Trump Jr. had accepted a meeting with a Kremlin insider … Continue reading The state visit we’ve all been waiting for

Clement out, Leitch in: Your Conservative leadership race update

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

Fearing protectionist backlash, the G20 dawdles on crucial policy files

By Elias Weiss. This was the way the latest of G20 Summits was always meant to end: not with a bang, but a whimper. The two day summit held annually is an opportunity for the G7 nations to meet up with both emerging and industrialized countries to discuss key issues regarding the global economy. Together, G20 economies … Continue reading Fearing protectionist backlash, the G20 dawdles on crucial policy files

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

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.

Let the games begin (sewage and all)

By Elias Weiss. Time to dust up that good ‘ol (reluctant and tempered) patriotism of ours: the Rio Olympics are finally upon us. The Olympics are a celebration of human athletic prowess, an occasion for nations to come together in a spirit of peace and unity. For the next sixteen days, we’ll play witness to the … Continue reading Let the games begin (sewage and all)

The progressive’s case for free trade

By Elias Weiss. Featured Image via Reuters. Obama’s historic speech in Ottawa at the Three Amigos summit last week sounded like a greatest hits of sorts: the president spoke at length about the benefits of global development, diplomacy, and multilateralism. He stressed the importance of inclusive growth, the urgent need to act on climate change and promoting … Continue reading The progressive’s case for free trade

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