Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017
The most telling feature of the transition from last fall's economic and fiscal statement to this winter's budget is the complete disappearance of wedge politics.
If politics is a horse race, the federal Liberal jockey has saddled StÃ©phane Dion's team with a record in Parliament so deeply marked by indecision and contradictions that winning the race may be impossible.
After so many years of what Paul Boothe has called 'smash and grab federalism,' the government of Canada would attempt to put an end to annual negotiations on specific issues and side deals in exchange for a comprehensive agreement. But how?
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