Sooner or later, Canada will have to wake the sleeping elephant

By Richard Forbes. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is affected by every twitch and grunt. - Pierre Trudeau. Under the ominous hashtag, #muslimban, Americans and people all around the world tweeted … Continue reading Sooner or later, Canada will have to wake the sleeping elephant

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With the clock ticking, the Liberals must step up their deliverology

By Richard Forbes. The House of Commons is back in session as of yesterday with the Liberals already facing criticism from some that it may not be making progress on its ambitious agenda. Certainly, there have been some exceptions: the government has negotiated an expansion of the CPP, it's achieved its target to resettle 25,000 … Continue reading With the clock ticking, the Liberals must step up their deliverology

The Husky Pipeline Spill is an awkward wake-up call for Brad Wall

By Richard Forbes. Featured image via Facebook. It was late in the evening when operators from Husky Energy noted “pressure anomalies” in the nineteen year old line running across Saskatchewan as part of its Saskatchewan Gathering System which transports heavy crude oil to Lloydminster. “Segments of the pipeline system were being returned to service,” Husky … Continue reading The Husky Pipeline Spill is an awkward wake-up call for Brad Wall

2016: A Budget of Winners and Will-See’s

By Richard Forbes, Editor. Featured image via Adrian Wyld, CP. Richard Forbes studied Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Waterloo. Winner of the Peter Woolstencroft Prize in Canadian Politics (2015). This article was lovingly typed on his 1949 Royal Quiet De Luxe – made in Canada; when typewriters were tanks, Newfoundland became a province and St Laurent was PM. Follow … Continue reading 2016: A Budget of Winners and Will-See’s

More “Soft” Federalism May Not Be the Answer to Climate Change

Richard Forbes considers a "Chrétien for the Climate"...  By Richard Forbes, Editor. Featured image via Elizabeth McSheffrey.     Richard Forbes studied Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Waterloo. Winner of the Peter Woolstencroft Prize in Canadian Politics (2015). This article was lovingly typed on his 1949 Royal Quiet De Luxe – made in Canada; when typewriters were … Continue reading More “Soft” Federalism May Not Be the Answer to Climate Change

When Budget Politics & Federalism Meet: Bombardier’s Lousy, Irrefusable Deal

By Richard Forbes, Editor. Featured Image via Alexandre Gouger. Richard Forbes graduated with honours from the University of Waterloo, where he studied Political Science and Philosophy. Winner of the Peter Woolstencroft Prize in Canadian Politics (2015). This article was lovingly typed on his 1949 Royal Quiet De Luxe - made in Canada; when typewriters were tanks, Newfoundland became a … Continue reading When Budget Politics & Federalism Meet: Bombardier’s Lousy, Irrefusable Deal