•What the Liberals need now is nerve, a more detailed defence of their policy and faith that average Canadians will stand with them, despite the noise coming from a well-heeled minority, and their well-paid lobbyists, who are loudly protesting this unexpected attack on their long-standing privileges.
•Justin Trudeau’s proposal to eliminate loopholes in the small business tax is a modest step in the direction of tax fairness and Finance Minister Bill Morneau is, in many ways, an ideal spear-carrier for reform.
PUBLISHED : Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
The comparison with Trump isn’t exact, of course. The American president is more dangerous, more bellicose, and far less adept at deal-making than Mulroney was. But neither are ideologues—they are conservatives of convenience, more intent on putting their personal mark on politics than advancing a coherent ideal.
PUBLISHED : Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
Stephen Harper’s approach to climate change, while not stated so bluntly, was 'let the market fix it.' Justin Trudeau was more ambitious, more socially responsible, more ready to act—or so he promised. But his meek actions don’t match his bold rhetoric. Like Harper, it looks as if he, too, will be letting the market fix it.
PUBLISHED : Monday, May 29, 2017