Signing a health agreement with Ottawa: which province is next?

By Richard Forbes. It was supposed to have been healthcare's "fix for a generation" or so the prime minister, then Paul Martin, had said. Nothing could have characterized the Martin government better than the loose jaw-jaw, full of indecision, contradiction and publicity, which bore his Health Accord in the fall of 2004 - the product … Continue reading Signing a health agreement with Ottawa: which province is next?

St Jerome is more than just another by-election

By Chelsea Craig. Featured image via Canadian Press. A high stakes provincial by-election in St-Jerome, Quebec will be called in the fall and a CAQ win could hint at potential electoral ruin for the PQ in 2018. With the CAQ hoping to gain back the seat they lost to former PQ leader Pierre Karl Peladeau … Continue reading St Jerome is more than just another by-election

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