“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

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A source of endless confusion, the Liberals should drop their “middle class” rhetoric before it backfires

By Richard Forbes. Featured image via Sean Kilpatrick, CP. "For a decade, middle class struggles were simply swept under the rug," Finance minister Bill Morneau says to parliament, prompting jeers from the opposition. "But the good news is that Canadians—on their own accord—worked hard and persevered. We have always been resilient and innovative, able to adapt—and … Continue reading A source of endless confusion, the Liberals should drop their “middle class” rhetoric before it backfires

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

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

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