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Neo-idealism: Grand strategy for the future of the transatlantic community

Neo-idealism: Grand strategy for the future of the transatlantic community

It is time for a new strate­gic approach to defend and renew our soci­eties and the free world – a ​“neo-ide­al­ism” for the transat­lantic com­mu­ni­ty. The transat­lantic com­mu­ni­ty (broad­ly speak­ing, the mem­ber states of NATO and the…

Trudeau-Legault immigration meeting shows federation at its cynical worst

Trudeau-Legault immigration meeting shows federation at its cynical worst

As a fol­low up to a sum­mit meet­ing on immi­gra­tion in March, Prime…

Voters want premiers to take action on health care crisis: new poll

Voters want premiers to take action on health care crisis: new poll

A time­ly new poll by Envi­ron­ics Research for the Cana­di­an Health Coali­tion finds…

Modi's Moscow Mission Contrasts with West’s Condemnation of Putin

Modi's Moscow Mission Contrasts with West’s Condemnation of Putin

Indi­an Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Mod­i’s vis­it to Rus­sia from July 8 – 9 cre­at­ed…

Weapons of mass distraction – Curbing social media addiction and reclaiming the smartphone generation

Weapons of mass distraction – Curbing social media addiction and reclaiming the smartphone generation

Social psy­chol­o­gist Jonathan Haidt’s inter­na­tion­al best­seller, The Anx­ious…

A New Fiscal Framework for British Columbia

A New Fiscal Framework for British Columbia

British Columbia’s provin­cial gov­ern­ment finances have dete­ri­o­rat­ed rapid­ly in…

Explainer: How Canada’s Deadliest Terrorist Attack Created Lasting Strains in Canada-India Relations

Explainer: How Canada’s Deadliest Terrorist Attack Created Lasting Strains in Canada-India Relations

In Sep­tem­ber 2023, the Cana­da-India rela­tion­ship hit one of its low­est points ever…



Russia-North Korea Security Pact Fuses Northeast Asian and European Security

Russia-North Korea Security Pact Fuses Northeast Asian and European Security

A new and enhanced secu­ri­ty part­ner­ship between Rus­sia and North Korea marks…

Government services faltering despite Trudeau’s tax hikes
Pulling the plug on federal AI Laws: The problem with the proposed amendments to AIDA

Pulling the plug on federal AI Laws: The problem with the proposed amendments to AIDA

In 2022, the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment led by Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau intro­duced…

Critical resilience – Russia, hybrid threats, and subsea fibre-optic cables in Canada’s Arctic

Critical resilience – Russia, hybrid threats, and subsea fibre-optic cables in Canada’s Arctic

Nei­ther gov­ern­ments nor the media have had very much to say to date about hybrid…

Conquering the Next Frontier in Bridging the Digital Divide

Conquering the Next Frontier in Bridging the Digital Divide

Hav­ing reli­able access to the inter­net is a fun­da­men­tal part of every­day…

Canada’s Security Classification Framework: The Biggest Impediment to Realizing Our Digital Ambition

Canada’s Security Classification Framework: The Biggest Impediment to Realizing Our Digital Ambition

In 2022, the Gov­ern­ment of Cana­da, under the lead­er­ship of the Chief Infor­ma­tion…

Eurasian North – The geopolitics of Russia and China in the Arctic

Eurasian North – The geopolitics of Russia and China in the Arctic

What should be our expec­ta­tions of the Chi­na-Rus­sia rela­tion­ship in the Arc­tic?…

Hard constraints – The supply and demand of NATO in the Indo-Pacific

Hard constraints – The supply and demand of NATO in the Indo-Pacific

Ana­lysts and pol­i­cy-mak­ers increas­ing­ly rec­og­nize that the Euro-Atlantic and the…

The children’s charter: Alberta’s trans policies and legislated rights for children

The children’s charter: Alberta’s trans policies and legislated rights for children

Alber­ta recent­ly announced that it would fol­low New Brunswick and Saskatchewan by…



Canada in Extremis – Rebalancing the CAF and rebuilding the Canadian Navy

Canada in Extremis – Rebalancing the CAF and rebuilding the Canadian Navy

This lat­est Naval Asso­ci­a­tion of Canada/​University of Cal­gary paper of May 2024 is…

Trudeau government programs won’t make ‘life cost less’

Trudeau government programs won’t make ‘life cost less’

Accord­ing to the Trudeau gov­ern­ment, it’s mak­ing ​“life cost less” and ​“improv­ing…

How Much Should Canada Worry About Declining Crude Oil Demand?

How Much Should Canada Worry About Declining Crude Oil Demand?

As the world looks to lim­it fos­sil fuel con­sump­tion, there is ris­ing con­cern that…

CLaS is a Class Act: An Experience with Canadian Leaders at Sea

CLaS is a Class Act: An Experience with Canadian Leaders at Sea

It was a priv­i­lege to have been select­ed to par­tic­i­pate, along with sev­en…

The Ottawa Declaration on Canadian Journalism

    The Ottawa Declaration on Canadian Journalism

    Today the Mac­don­ald-Lau­ri­er Insti­tute (MLI) unveiled The Ottawa Dec­la­ra­tion;…

    National pharmacare – might it be a pig in a poke? Nigel Rawson and John Adams for Inside Policy

    National pharmacare – might it be a pig in a poke? Nigel Rawson and John Adams for Inside Policy

    No Cana­di­an should have to choose between pay­ing for med­i­cines and pay­ing for rent…

    Beheading Canada’s history: The desecration of Sir John A. Macdonald’s image in the Canadian national memory

    Beheading Canada’s history: The desecration of Sir John A. Macdonald’s image in the Canadian national memory

    Canada’s first prime min­is­ter, Sir John A. Mac­don­ald, used to be regard­ed as one of…

    Canada in Extremis

      Canada in Extremis

      Rebal­anc­ing t he Cana­di­an Armed Forces and Rebuild­ing the Cana­di­an Navy.

      Roadblocks ahead: Internal barriers to trade in Canada’s truck transportation sector

      Roadblocks ahead: Internal barriers to trade in Canada’s truck transportation sector

      Canada’s truck trans­porta­tion sec­tor faces sig­nif­i­cant eco­nom­ic and legal…



      TikTok – CHINA’S GLARING TROJAN HORSE: How Beijing uses the intensely addictive app for digital surveillance and influence operations

      TikTok – CHINA’S GLARING TROJAN HORSE: How Beijing uses the intensely addictive app for digital surveillance and influence operations

      Amidst the con­tro­ver­sies over the ​“Tik­Tok ban” is the strug­gle between free speech…

      Let’s Rebuild the Foundation: Reinstating Canada’s Adult Literacy Knowledge Infrastructure Requires Federal Leadership

      Let’s Rebuild the Foundation: Reinstating Canada’s Adult Literacy Knowledge Infrastructure Requires Federal Leadership

      Lit­er­a­cy prac­ti­tion­ers used to have access to a once robust nation­al adult…

      A bumpy road ahead: a critical assessment of Canada’s Electric Vehicle Availability Standard

      A bumpy road ahead: a critical assessment of Canada’s Electric Vehicle Availability Standard

      This paper exam­ines Canada’s plan to man­date that by 2035 100 per­cent of new vehi­cles…

      Group Up! A Case For Accelerated Canadian Submarine Procurement

      Group Up! A Case For Accelerated Canadian Submarine Procurement

      To any­one who been fol­low­ing defence relat­ed media of late, it will come as no…

      Decline and fall: Trends in family formation and fertility in Canada since 2001

      Decline and fall: Trends in family formation and fertility in Canada since 2001

      In this paper we exam­ine three ques­tions: do peo­ple gain sig­nif­i­cant­ly from being…

      Emerging Technology and Five Eyes: Implications for Canadian Defence

      Emerging Technology and Five Eyes: Implications for Canadian Defence

      In 2017, the Cana­di­an gov­ern­ment unveiled its updat­ed defense pol­i­cy, Strong…

      Canada’s resource sector: protecting the Golden Goose

      Canada’s resource sector: protecting the Golden Goose

      Despite the impor­tance of nat­ur­al resources to our econ­o­my, Cana­di­ans often…

      Development needs can conflict with nature,  but with knowledge we can grow together
      Widespread shortages, skyrocketing costs: the growing calamity that is government-controlled child care

      Widespread shortages, skyrocketing costs: the growing calamity that is government-controlled child care

      In its 2021 fed­er­al bud­get, the Lib­er­al gov­ern­ment intro­duced its nation­al child…

      Budget 2024: A glaring omission in Canada’s health security defenses

      Budget 2024: A glaring omission in Canada’s health security defenses

      The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment out­lined a num­ber of small steps in pan­dem­ic…

      Budget 2024: A major step forward for Indigenous project ownership

      Budget 2024: A major step forward for Indigenous project ownership

      A doc­u­ment imbued with incre­men­tal­ism offered at least one big ener­gy pol­i­cy…

      Improving Access to Food and Essential Needs: Options for a More Generous Cash-Transfer Benefit

      Improving Access to Food and Essential Needs: Options for a More Generous Cash-Transfer Benefit

      The ongo­ing cost-of-liv­ing cri­sis has high­light­ed the defi­cien­cies in Canada’s…

      Dire Straits: Houthi aggression in the Bab al-Mandab Strait

      Dire Straits: Houthi aggression in the Bab al-Mandab Strait

      Since Novem­ber 2023, Yemen’s Ansar Allah mili­tia – known as the Houthis, after its…

      The New Mobility Era: Leveraging Digital Technologies for More Equitable, Efficient and Effective Public Transportation

      The New Mobility Era: Leveraging Digital Technologies for More Equitable, Efficient and Effective Public Transportation

      Dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies have the poten­tial to enhance urban mobil­i­ty to achieve…

      What Spending Two Per Cent of GDP on National Defence Means for Canada

        What Spending Two Per Cent of GDP on National Defence Means for Canada

        The authors are grate­ful to numer­ous defence and secu­ri­ty strate­gists includ­ing…

        Success assured? Appraising the Canadian-led Enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup in Latvia

        Success assured? Appraising the Canadian-led Enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup in Latvia

        At the 2016 NATO War­saw Sum­mit, mem­bers announced the for­ma­tion of the enhanced…

        We can’t seem to get things done in Canada anymore: how can we fix it?

        We can’t seem to get things done in Canada anymore: how can we fix it?

        Cana­da faces sig­nif­i­cant chal­lenges includ­ing weak per capi­ta income growth,…

        A Match Made in Heaven: China-Russia Tech Co-operation and Canada’s National Security

        A Match Made in Heaven: China-Russia Tech Co-operation and Canada’s National Security

        For sev­er­al years, tech­no­log­i­cal co-oper­a­tion between Chi­na and Rus­sia has been…