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Canadian Politics


The strange tale of Canada’s Israeli lobby

Reg Whitaker: Why isn’t the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement open to debate? [Issue 40, 2017]
by Reg Whitaker

Political parties on a crossroads sign featuring Democrat and Republican

The meaning of left and right

An introduction by Henry Milner on Issue 40's Political Alignments section. [Issue 40, 2017]
by Henry Milner



The deep culture of Canadian politics

Gad Horowitz traces the 50-year history of the “red tory meme” [Issue 40, 2017]
by Gad Horowitz


An idea whose time has come – again

Ian Peach: Bring back the Carter Commission [Issue 39, 2016]
by Ian Peach



Natural resource projects: The challenge and the opportunity for First Nations

John Graham: Without improvement in First Nation governance, the potential of resource projects to help First Nation communities will be lost [Issue 39, 2016]
by John Graham


Justin Trudeau’s sunny grip of control

Alex Marland finds that the new transparency is mostly P.R. [Issue 39, 2016]
by Alex Marland


Canada terrorist attacks

Harper’s way was fear and hatred

Reg Whitaker’s not so-fond goodbye to Stephen Harper [Issue 38, 2016]
by Reg Whitaker


Tales of the long campaign

Dominic Cardy: Liberals succeeded, New Democrats failed and Conservatives scored an own goal [Issue 38, 2016]
by Dominic Cardy



The niqab time bomb

Bob Chodos: What the niqab time bomb did – and didn’t do [Issue 38, 2016]
by Bob Chodos


Climate change policy: Will love prevail?

John Richards: Climate policy needs more than a change in tone [Issue 38, 2016]
by John Richards



The end of the deficit taboo

Gareth Morley: Will the end of the defiit taboo lead to a debt crisis? [Issue 38, 2016]
by Gareth Morley


Beware the conventional wisdom

Harvey Schachter: The conventional wisdom is always wrong (well, almost always) [Issue 38, 2016]
by Harvey Schachter



Electoral reform, the power of the PMO and Justin Trudeau

Henry Milner: Electoral reform and the power of the PMO [Issue 38, 2016]
by Henry Milner


Proportional representation: What would it look like?

Wilf Day: What the election results would have looked like under proportional representation [Issue 38, 2016]
by Wilf Day



How do you solve a problem like the Senate?

Ian Peach: How to solve the Senate problem of North American diversity [Issue 38, 2016]
by Ian Peach


The Tories’ “big idea”

John Richards: The Conservatives’ “big idea” is a bad idea [Issue 37, 2015]
by John Richards



The Devil and Stephen Harper

Reg Whitaker: The anti-terrorism bill is a monstrosity [Issue 37, 2015]
by Reg Whitaker


The false hope of direct democracy

Jason Lacharite: Referendums don’t enhance democracy [Issue 37, 2015]
by Jason Lacharite