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

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On Muskrat Falls, province traces a path to reconciliation

By Caitlin Sylvia & Richard Forbes. In a week where agreements have proved rare and elusive, one appears to have been tentatively reached in the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dispute between indigenous peoples and Newfoundland and Labrador. Protesters in Labrador and in Ottawa, through standoffs and hunger strikes, had been raising public attention around the potential … Continue reading On Muskrat Falls, province traces a path to reconciliation

Safety first: Fixing the NEB’s public trust deficit

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

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

As Far as Ideas Go, O’Leary’s Energy East Referendum is Remarkably Daft

By Richard Forbes, Editor. Featured image via Adrian Wyld, CP. 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 … Continue reading As Far as Ideas Go, O’Leary’s Energy East Referendum is Remarkably Daft