Chris Moise- The longest federal election in modern Canadian history has come to end. At the beginning of this election, Harper and his Conservatives called for a 78-day election hoping that voter fatigue would allow the incumbent party to return ...Read More »
Great election result would have been better with PR
Stig Harvor – Wow, what an election! Contrary to all expectations, the apparently moribund Liberal party led by Justin Trudeau is today Canada’s next majority government. What happened? Basically, the Conservatives held on to their loyal, hard-rock 30% base, the ...Read More »
Will suburbs squeeze city’s benefits from election?
John Sewell- The sound of lips smacking with anticipated joy has seemed to occupy much of the city hall agenda since October 19. For city politicians there’s a luscious aspect to the victory of Justin Trudeau and Liberal Party, with ...Read More »
Police are interpreting the law in their favour
John Sewell – We might live Downtown, but we can’t avoid the Region of Peel. It’s where we find the big Pearson Airport. It’s where the relatives live in Brampton; it’s where the wealthy friends live who invite people we ...Read More »
Current representation paradigm misrepresents us
Stig Harvor – This month we Torontonians face our third significant election within the short span of 16 months. We have already elected new Ontario and Toronto governments. On Oct. 19 we elect a new Canadian federal government. Despite possible ...Read More »
Should Canada nationalize pharmaceutical industry?
Frank Touby – Recently the media have been following the outrageous case of a hedge-fund hyena who bought rights to a cheap-to-make off-patent drug that deals with a deadly disease from which relatively few people suffer. Hedge funds, as you ...Read More »
Guaranteed Annual Income: Its time has come
As we head to the polls the dominant theme in this federal election has been the economy. Leading up to Election Day on October 19, the parties remind us our vote is not only for a particular party but for ...Read More »
Elect a positive leader in Ottawa
While most Canadians were off enjoying their summer holidays Prime Minister Stephen Harper asked Gov. Gen. David Johnston to dissolve parliament on August 2. The call for a federal election means a long 78-day campaign to October 19. Long campaigns ...Read More »
Who wins now that the PanAm Games party is over?
Chris Moise – Boosters of the PanAm games remind us that the legacy of the games is more than the financial cost. They want us to remember the new venues built, the achievements of Canadian athletes and the recognition garnered ...Read More »
How about free money just for being a Canadian?
Frank Touby — How would your life improve if you had enough money to live in modest comfort without holding a job? What if you could go to university or college to study whatever caught your fancy without being concerned ...Read More »