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.
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
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
With the announcement this week of some of Canada's first legal assisted suicides being carried out outside of Quebec, Richard Forbes discusses the federal regulation of assisted suicide... By Richard Forbes, Editor. 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 … Continue reading Physician Assisted Suicide Requires Safeguards Not Barriers