“Unite the Right,” sure, but grow up while you’re at it

By Richard Forbes. Featured Image via David Bloom, Postmedia. Dearly Beloved, we are gathered together here in the presence of God and this company to join Alberta's Progressive Conservatives and the Wildrose party in the holy bonds of matrimony.  (We'll ignore the naughty implication of a same-sex marriage.) It was never a certainty even when … Continue reading “Unite the Right,” sure, but grow up while you’re at it

Advertisements

Kevin O’Leary’s path to victory and what it means for Canada

By Richard Forbes. Featured image via  Jonathan Hayward, CP. If you're reading this you've survived the first twenty four hours of a Trump administration and in that respect congratulations are in order. God help us. Yesterday felt very much like a funeral for American democracy: people put on brave faces, the mood was somber, priests … Continue reading Kevin O’Leary’s path to victory and what it means for Canada

How would a “carbon neutral” federal government work, anyhow?

By Richard Forbes. Featured Image via Adrian Wyld, CP. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna dropped a large trial balloon last month when she said she hoped to see the federal government become 'carbon neutral' in the future. It appears her low key musings though may have been missed during all the fun of the Three Amigos summit. … Continue reading How would a “carbon neutral” federal government work, anyhow?

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