Who Needs $80 Billion? Starve Us Some More!
For years Stephen Harper often seemed at war with his own government, so consistently critical were reviews by its various independent oversight agencies. It seems that at least one “independent” body, the Parliamentary Budget Office, is now a little more PMO-friendly.
Stephen Harper’s ‘Strategic’ Path to Ruin
Stephen Harper hates losing, maybe even more than he likes winning. If that’s the case he may well resign rather than face the humiliation of defeat on his single most important commitment.
Putin, petrorubles and our PM’s bad posture
Stephen Harper’s embarrassing behaviour regarding the crisis in Ukraine misses the bigger picture: a Russia-driven shift in global currency allegiance that could devastate the economies of the U.S. and Canada. It’s a shift that Harper is helping with his rhetoric and actions.
Harper’s (Un)Fair Elections Act could be a useful crisis of democracy
With the introduction of the "Fair Elections Act," the 2015 election could be purely about democracy itself, argues Murray Dobbin.
When it comes to political ideas, how big is ‘big’?
We need a political party that puts forward big ideas, and the NDP is not fulfilling that role in its search for political power, argues Murray Dobbin.
Big oil’s chokehold on Canadian democracy
The prime minister’s frightening decision to enlist the country’s security apparatus in the direct and immediate service of the oil industry makes clear that big oil is drowning democracy.
We need a federal politics of big ideas
The last eight budgets have been about smothering the national dream of prosperity and equality by systematically starving the federal government. It’s time for some big ideas.
Stephen Harper’s Disservice to Israel
What did Stephen Harper’s visit to Israel add to Canada’s foreign policy that wasn’t already well established?
Left needs soul searching
If progressives, whether in unions, activist groups or political parties, don’t soon begin doing politics differently — radically differently — they will fail to show that “a better world is possible.”
2014, the year of living consciously
Give percentage of your earnings to others fostering social change.
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