For many years I have advocated “redesigning Parliament” in a variety of ways – elect the Senate, do away with the “confidence convention,” permit freer voting, strengthen the role of back...Read More
Mayor Naheed Nenshi recently travelled to Halifax and made some serious charges that were broadcast on national news. The claim: newly elected councillors have allowed partisanship to get in the...Read More
If Toronto Mayor Rob Ford were a premier, he would be out of office.
Why would he be out of office? Because at the provincial and federal levels of government in Canada, we have what is...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
Notes for remarks to the annual conference of the Trudeau Foundation on the subject of "The Common Good: Who Decides?"
Preston Manning's speech to the 29th Annual Chuchill Society Dinner:
Introduction: I would first of all like to express my deepest appreciation to the Winston...Read More
In 2012, Preston Manning spoke to Ideacity. Below is the text from his presentation:
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR POLITICO
In the next few minutes I'd like to speak to...Read More
Calgary City Councillors often talk about their heavy workloads. They juggle reports, meetings and constituent work. But is their workload really as heavy as they say? When it comes to Council...Read More
Politicians talk a good game about transparency and open government, with mixed results. How can we make transparency more than just a buzzword at City Hall?
Traffic congestion is a major source of productivity loss in Canada, which is estimated at $7.2 billion annually. But more transportation infrastructure is not the solution. Rather, what is needed...Read More