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The road to climate hell is paved with muddled messaging

The road to climate hell is paved with muddled messaging

Last week wasn’t a great one on the cli­mate change front. If, like me, you know cli­mate change is real, and rec­og­nize that one of the biggest remain­ing threats is a pub­lic dis­course that edu­cates, rein­forces its legit­i­ma­cy, and…

What Power Reveals: Trudeau 2015 vs. Trudeau 2025

What Power Reveals: Trudeau 2015 vs. Trudeau 2025

It per­sists as the cen­tral ques­tion on people’s minds when they think of the…

Nobody wants to have a beer with Justin Trudeau

Nobody wants to have a beer with Justin Trudeau

If, as the cliché goes, polit­i­cal elec­tabil­i­ty is about who vot­ers want to sit down…

Cracking shells and credibility: MacAulay’s lobster feast in Malaysia exposes Liberal disconnect

Cracking shells and credibility: MacAulay’s lobster feast in Malaysia exposes Liberal disconnect

In the realm of pol­i­tics, the image pro­ject­ed by those in pow­er can often speak…

Liberals denigrate Canada, no wonder the military can't recruit

Liberals denigrate Canada, no wonder the military can't recruit

Who will fight for Cana­da? With all the sabre-rat­tling hap­pen­ing around the world,…

Pointe-Claire demonstrates the nonsense in Poilievre’s housing formula

Pointe-Claire demonstrates the nonsense in Poilievre’s housing formula

Pierre Poilievre held a press event in a shop­ping-mall park­ing lot in…

What Kind of Populist is Pierre Poilievre?

What Kind of Populist is Pierre Poilievre?

When Pierre Poilievre began char­ac­ter­iz­ing him­self dur­ing the 2022 Tory…



Obvious loser in ArriveCan scandal is Trudeau government

Obvious loser in ArriveCan scandal is Trudeau government

Apart from the Cana­di­an pub­lic, the obvi­ous los­er in the Arrive­Can scan­dal is the…

The Millennial Makeover of Canadian Politics

The Millennial Makeover of Canadian Politics

I’ve spent much of my career explor­ing the views and behav­iours of my gen­er­a­tion…

This is what reconciliation looks like and it’s the Churchill Health Centre

This is what reconciliation looks like and it’s the Churchill Health Centre

On the north end of the province of Man­i­to­ba on the mighty Churchill Riv­er sits…

The painful truth about Trudeau’s ‘rebranded’ carbon tax

The painful truth about Trudeau’s ‘rebranded’ carbon tax

It’s absurd that Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau and the Lib­er­als believe that…

Alexei Navalny death: Where was Pierre Poilievre's outrage at Putin?

Alexei Navalny death: Where was Pierre Poilievre's outrage at Putin?

Alex­ei Naval­ny could have been killed any­time, real­ly. In 2020, he was poi­soned with…

“Go Like Hell”: Tim Houston's urgent bid to transform Nova Scotia's healthcare

“Go Like Hell”: Tim Houston's urgent bid to transform Nova Scotia's healthcare

In Nova Sco­tia, where recent snow­storms have added a chill to dai­ly lives, an…

Political Pulse Panel: Scathing AG report, Guilbeault’s roads controversy and pharmacare deadline

Political Pulse Panel: Scathing AG report, Guilbeault’s roads controversy and pharmacare deadline

It was a busy week in Ottawa pol­i­tics with an extreme­ly crit­i­cal report from…

No better time to fight for democracy

No better time to fight for democracy

Every­where we turn there is doubt, a sense of dimin­ish­ment, even despair.…

Guilbeault’s right: The feds should get out of the road-building business

Guilbeault’s right: The feds should get out of the road-building business

The nerve of that Lib­er­al Envi­ron­ment Min­is­ter, propos­ing that we dig up all the…



Is it time for the Liberals and NDP to break up?

Is it time for the Liberals and NDP to break up?

The deal between Justin Trudeau’s Lib­er­als and Jag­meet Singh’s New Democ­rats has…

The Trudeau Liberals need to be better at doing politics

The Trudeau Liberals need to be better at doing politics

There’s a litany of poten­tial expla­na­tions for the dis­as­trous drop the Trudeau…

It's hard not to think that the Liberals have given up

It's hard not to think that the Liberals have given up

There’s a heart­break­ing scene near the end of the First World War movie…

ArriveCAN should drive deeper reforms, not just contracting oversight

ArriveCAN should drive deeper reforms, not just contracting oversight

Audi­tor gen­er­al Karen Hogan paint­ed a clear pic­ture of mis­man­age­ment around…

Trudeau’s strike on BCE shows dangerous political landscape for corporate Canada

Trudeau’s strike on BCE shows dangerous political landscape for corporate Canada

If the last few weeks are any indi­ca­tion, Cana­di­an com­pa­nies should pre­pare for…

Navalny is Now Immortal, and Putin Has Never Been Weaker

Navalny is Now Immortal, and Putin Has Never Been Weaker

“Naval­ny n’est plus?” In France, the news­pa­per head­line over the report of…

The Canadian Dental Care Program: Dentists' Recommendations and What Patients Should Know Now
Don’t Bet on an Election in 2024

Don’t Bet on an Election in 2024

There could be an elec­tion in Cana­da in 2024; the pos­si­bil­i­ty is there but it is…

Canada’s Liberals and America’s Democrats need to find the courage to stand up to their leaders

Canada’s Liberals and America’s Democrats need to find the courage to stand up to their leaders

If they had their druthers, Democ­rats in the Unit­ed States and Lib­er­als in Cana­da…



Can the federal government stop Danielle Smith’s trans policies?

Can the federal government stop Danielle Smith’s trans policies?

In the wake of Danielle Smith’s announced pol­i­cy about lim­it­ing gen­der-affirm­ing…

The moral preening of Steven Guilbeault grows as insufferable as bicycling in January

The moral preening of Steven Guilbeault grows as insufferable as bicycling in January

Pro­gres­sive politi­cians hop­ing to tri­umph over right-lean­ing polit­i­cal…

Canadians can’t afford overregulation of streaming

Canadians can’t afford overregulation of streaming

Cana­di­ans from all walks of life are strug­gling under the weight of unaf­ford­able…

New Year, new me? Health Canada needs to start supporting Canadians’ wellness goals.
Danielle Smith is still dreaming when it comes to oil’s future

Danielle Smith is still dreaming when it comes to oil’s future

Alberta’s UCP gov­ern­ment may like to pre­tend it sees the world dif­fer­ent­ly than…

The Liberals need a better argument for the carbon tax

The Liberals need a better argument for the carbon tax

When the Lib­er­als announced a pan-Cana­di­an approach to pric­ing car­bon…

The Emergencies Act Is Outdated and Polarizing

The Emergencies Act Is Outdated and Polarizing

ON JANUARY 23, when fed­er­al judge Richard Mosley ruled that Prime Min­is­ter Justin…

Liberals face political oblivion with Trudeau at the helm

Liberals face political oblivion with Trudeau at the helm

More than a decade ago, Justin Trudeau took a dispir­it­ed, strife-torn,…

Listen to those who’ve fought in the mental-health trenches on MAID

Listen to those who’ve fought in the mental-health trenches on MAID

In recent weeks, both the Trudeau gov­ern­ment and the fed­er­al Con­ser­v­a­tives have…

Can Trudeau turn things around, or will he pack it in before the next election?

Can Trudeau turn things around, or will he pack it in before the next election?

Justin Trudeau is look­ing, and sound­ing, less and less engaged as he strug­gles through…

Warnings about too many international students were clear. The Liberals ignored them

Warnings about too many international students were clear. The Liberals ignored them

Some days you’re the dog and some days you’re the tree. Hous­ing min­is­ter Sean Fras­er…

Alberta restricting freedoms of trans kids should be a wake-up call for all Canadians

Alberta restricting freedoms of trans kids should be a wake-up call for all Canadians

The Cul­ture War is here. Trans youth are but a con­ve­nient tar­get in…

ArriveCan debacle may be even worse than we know from auditor's report

ArriveCan debacle may be even worse than we know from auditor's report

It’s been 22 years since a for­mer audi­tor gen­er­al blast­ed the Chré­tien…

ArriveCAN could be the nail in the Liberals' political coffin

ArriveCAN could be the nail in the Liberals' political coffin

By the num­bers, the fed­er­al government’s Arrive­CAN app is a dis­as­ter. Designed…

The Enigma of Electoral Reform: A Conversation Beyond the Blue and Red Divide

The Enigma of Electoral Reform: A Conversation Beyond the Blue and Red Divide

In this week’s episode of On Back­ground, we ven­ture into the labyrinth of elec­toral…

Conservative coyness about meeting NATO targets won’t cut it with President Trump

Conservative coyness about meeting NATO targets won’t cut it with President Trump

Mar­co Rubio, the for­mer ris­ing Repub­li­can hope whose future now seems to be behind…

The NDP’s effort to ban the promotion of Big Oil misses the mark

The NDP’s effort to ban the promotion of Big Oil misses the mark

Char­lie Angus might mean well. But the premise of the NDP MP’s pri­vate member’s bill –…

Pierre Poilievre can dish it out. Why can't he take it?

Pierre Poilievre can dish it out. Why can't he take it?

It is a curi­ous thing: the high­er Pierre Poilievre climbs in the polls, the…

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