Islanders will have to decide whether democracy needs an overhaul — as will we

By Danielle M. Cameron. “I believe fundamentally that we can do better," Justin Trudeau told an Ottawa University audience, just months ago. "We can have an electoral system that does a better job of reflecting the concerns, the voices of Canadians from coast to coast to coast, and give us a better level of governance," … Continue reading Islanders will have to decide whether democracy needs an overhaul — as will we

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Trudeau’s walkback on electoral reform is bait. Will the opposition bite?

Except we've seen this routine before: the prime minister implies something fairly explosive — a walkback, a reversal, something radical — only to then do as expected only after the opposition has lowered the public's expectations for him with hours of chanting, groveling and desk-banging.

The new Supreme Court justice has (probably) been chosen

By Richard Forbes. MP Rob Nicholson's opposition motion may have backfired yesterday, spectacularly so even. The Conservative submitted a motion to the House to goad the Liberals over their Supreme Court nomination. It reads: That the House call on the government to respect the custom of regional representation when making appointments to the Supreme Court … Continue reading The new Supreme Court justice has (probably) been chosen

It’s Atlantic Canada’s seat, Mr. Trudeau. Tâchez de ne pas l’oublier

By Richard Forbes. Opening the Globe and Mail last week, readers might have been startled over their morning coffee to find an op-ed from their prime minister – a rare treat these days. It's been years since a prime minister's words have graced the centre fold of a newspaper and the message he had in … Continue reading It’s Atlantic Canada’s seat, Mr. Trudeau. Tâchez de ne pas l’oublier