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
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
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
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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
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.
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
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 Richard Forbes. Featured Image via Chris Young, CP. Ontario's Progressive Conservatives saw their first victory under new leader Patrick Brown this past week in a by-election in Scarborough-Rouge River. But at what cost? Raymond Cho arrives late in the evening to his campaign office, formerly known as Babhi's Beauty Salon (“Hair and Skin Care … Continue reading Neither party leaves Scarborough-Rouge River unscathed
By Richard Forbes. Featured image via Gerald Zinnecker. Probably the last thing you would have thought of this morning was 'how are things in Greenland?' and you're forgiven, dear reader for your indifference, but listen up: our country would be deeply remiss to continue to ignore the island's politics and its potential. If you don't believe … Continue reading Canada should turn its attention to Greenland. No, really.