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?
By Danielle M. Cameron. As with all underdogs, victory came unexpectedly. This time last year, a crimson tsunami was washing over our beloved eastern front, loosening the icy-blue grip of then prime minister, Stephen Harper and his imploding Conservative party - its top dogs jumping ship left, right, and centre. Anyone who has walked with the beaches of Prince Edward Island is familiar with its bright blues, regal … Continue reading Atlantic Canada retains Supreme Court seat, but frustrations with Liberals still mount
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
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?
By Chelsea Craig. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sparked some controversy by attending a gender segregated mosque – Ottawa's oldest – this past week. To his credit, Trudeau acknowledged the divide, raising his hand to address the crowd of women on the balcony, saying “Diversity is a source of strength, not just a source of weakness, … Continue reading What does it mean to be a feminist, anyways?
By Ronny Al-Nosir. The Trudeau Administration is set to revive the country's legacy of peacekeeping in its efforts to reengage Canada with ongoing conflicts in Africa. Justin Trudeau’s oft-quoted phrase, “Canada is back”, is a very strong indicator of his intentions: a return to what made Canada the country it is today. But to do … Continue reading Restoring Canada’s peacekeeping tradition means reinventing it
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
By Steve Santerre. Featured image via Paul Chiasson. The National Energy Board’s (NEB) plan of holding a week-long environmental assessment hearing in Montreal on the subject of building a 4,500-kilometre pipeline stretching from Alberta to New Brunswick came to a forceful halt on Tuesday. The NEB suspended hearings indefinitely because of the “violent disruption on … Continue reading Safety first: Fixing the NEB’s public trust deficit
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
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.