Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair alleges that Canada is suffering from the so-called Dutch disease – a divisive and misleading diagnosis that is readily disproven and hopefully will be rejected...Read More
I simply can’t believe it that you’re “gone”; in fact, I don’t believe it.
Not sure you’ve seen all the media coverage last week, but it has been spectacular and 99%...Read More
It had not been my intention to comment on the Alberta provincial election — partly because I have respected friends and supporters in both the Wildrose and Progressive Conservative camps, and...Read More
In 2010, Orlando Figes, a distinguished British scholar specializing in Russian history, published a book titled Crimea: The Last Crusade. With the world focused on Crimea and Russia’s...Read More
We Canadians have many virtues, but we also have our faults. One of the most worrisome is our growing tendency to substitute discussion for action on key public issues such as health-care reform,...Read More
Much has been written about how Canadians no longer vote, are not interested in politics and have general disdain for politicians of all stripes. Laziness, apathy, the Internet and the less-than-...Read More
A few months ago, I was invited to a forum to brainstorm “big ideas” with respect to the development of Alberta’s oil sands – in particular, big ideas for meeting the environmental challenges of...Read More
There are more than 25,000 elected municipal officials in Canada, compared to 757 elected provincial and territorial officials and 308 elected federal officials.
Large urban municipalities...Read More
What can the federal Conservatives, Canada’s governing party, learn from the decline of the federal Liberals from “natural governing party” to third-party status?
One lesson worth...Read More
The federal government must soon decide whether to allow the friendly takeover of Nexen by the Chinese National Overseas Oil Company (CNOOC) and, if so, on what conditions. The decision is...Read More