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Shannon Gormley

Trump and Trudeau and the corruption of democracy

Jan 16 2017 — Shannon Gormley — This is the state of democratic ethics in North America as it was promised: In the United States, the President-elect – billionaire of the people – would clean up Washington’s cesspool of money-grubbers and special interests; meanwhile, in Canada, the prime minister – dauphin of the middle class – would make better possible by touchy-feeling […]


Kevin O’Leary’s ‘exploratory committee’ thinks Kevin O’Leary should run for Tory leadership

Jan 12 2017 — Kady O'Malley — In a development that will surprise – well, pretty well no one who has ever paid any attention to a party leadership race before, the “exploratory committee” unveiled, amid much largely self-generated fanfare, by possible Conservative contender Kevin O’Leary a little over two weeks ago, is now “urging” the pugnacious TV personality to formally join […]


Trudeau shuffles his cabinet while the world burns

Jan 11 2017 — Terry Glavin — The main event on Tuesday was the abrupt replacement of the endearingly hapless Global Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion with International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland. Perhaps the most intelligent and capable of Trudeau’s ministers, Freeland is easily the best suited for the foreign affairs post. She was already chair of the cabinet committee on Canada-U.S. relations, […]

kady omalley

If the fix was in on electoral reform, Monsef would still have her job

Jan 10 2017 — Kady O'Malley — Tuesday’s federal cabinet shuffle marked the end of an era, and quite possibly, a once-promising political career as Maryam Monsef was relieved of her duties as the prime minister’s point-woman on electoral reform. Tapped to take her place as the minister for democratic institutions is another first-time female MP from Southern Ontario: Karina Gould, who, […]