When the people of the United Kingdom voted last June on whether or not to exit the European Union, London, the capital city, was surprised by the result. While the vote in London itself was 60...Read More
Recent research by public affairs firm Edelman shows trust among Canadians towards the government has dropped from 53 per cent to 43 per cent over the last year alone.
While it’s...Read More
To assume that the underlying public concerns fuelling populist uprisings in Europe, Brexit in Britain and the Trump phenomenon in the United States do not exist in Canada would be a big mistake...Read More
Back in 2008, I spent several hours in a committee room at the Manitoba legislature listening to the public present their views on some new legislation.
A key lesson from that day is quite...Read More
Later this year, grassroots members of Alberta’s Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties will likely be asked to approve a memorandum of understanding uniting the two parties under one...Read More
When you see news stories showing millennials protesting an oil and gas, mining or forestry project, note that those protesters are actually in the minority and don’t represent their age...Read More
It’s time to change labour laws in Canada so that unionized employees can no longer be forced to pay for political views they do not support.
As common sense as this policy change sounds,...Read More
A small handful of aboriginal chiefs recently came together in Manitoba to sign a declaration in opposition to Canada’s oil and gas industry and new pipelines.
Beyond the fact they could...Read More
Earlier this year my wife and I were walking our dogs at Sue Higgins Dog Park in southeast Calgary when we noticed something quite surprising … but symbolic.
The City of Calgary had planted...Read More