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Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
The Canada Service Corps is to be the new youth service program to help instil a sense of service, community, and work ethic among young people. The program announced by Prime Minister (and Youth Minister)…
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan hosted the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial conference the last two days at the waterfront Vancouver Convention Centre overlooking the mountains in his home city of Vancouver. During an otherwise rainy and…
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr hosted the Generation Energy conference in Winnipeg from Oct. 11-12, a culmination of a national discussion on Canada's future energy needs that took place over 25 weeks, with online input…
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
OTTAWA—“Parliament gets ready to weaponize M-103, Trudeau’s ‘anti-Islamophobia’ motion," screamed Ezra Levant’s headline in Rebel Media last Monday as MPs in Ottawa sat down at the House Committee on Canadian Heritage to study the growth…
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
OTTAWA—Sir John A. Macdonald: yes or no? It goes well beyond our first prime minister. What’s interesting is that there are several different forces at play and the debate is a proxy for debating who…
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
OTTAWA—Julie Payette is a great choice for the next governor general. If the role includes the ability to inspire Canadians to rise to greater heights, she has it in abundance, metaphorically and in reality. There…
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau’s world just keeps changing, and generally getting more complicated. But first let’s go back two years to spring 2015. Trudeau was the leader of the third party. The Conservative and NDP leaders were…
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
If Christy Clark wins the British Columbia election on May 9, she will be the first woman premier to win two general provincial elections. Even though Canada has had several female premiers, and one female…
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Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
OTTAWA—Since when did Kellie Leitch get to decide what Canadian values are and which ones were important to ask immigrants about? To her credit, she claimed the territory as her own. After several weeks of…
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
OTTAWA—So what kind of budget was it? An innovation budget? A skills budget? A gender-aware budget? A social safety net budget? Or an environmental budget? Stay-the-course seemed to be the pundits’ consensus. I’m not so…
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
OTTAWA—The state of systemic racism in Canada and Islamophobia: a set of issues just fraught with contradictions, complexities and no easy answers. On the one hand, we live in one of the most peaceable kingdoms…
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
OTTAWA—Life just got a whole lot more complicated for Kellie Leitch and Kevin O’Leary; maybe for the better, but likely for the worse. As U.S. President Donald Trump put it on Jan. 20, “from this…
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
OTTAWA—Oh my! What do you do with this? The CBC wants more dollars. Four hundred million of them. No government, no matter how supportive, wants to hear that from the public broadcaster, especially when the…
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
OTTAWA—Much is being made of a new Angus Reid poll on the attitudes of Canadians towards minorities, coming out as it does on the heels of Kellie Leitch’s plan to test immigrants on “anti-Canadian” values.…
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
OTTAWA—We should screen people for anti-Canadian values. In some ways it might make sense, were it not recommended by the same politician who just a year ago made her party’s solemn commitment to create a “barbaric…
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
OTTAWA—Commissions of inquiry usually do two things: they notably make recommendations about the issue at hand, but just as important is the dialogue that takes place through hearings and other communications during the lifetime of…
OTTAWA—There was so much excitement with the Three Amigos' Summit—picturesque alpha-male metrosexuals, man hugs, a jog together, toasts to each other, a town hall with students, and speeches in Parliament—it really was a veritable three-way bromance. It…
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
'He’s just not ready!' Remember that? It seems so long ago. The six weeks from the beginning of March to mid-April represent a serious turning point in how Canadians perceive the new prime ministership of…
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
OTTAWA—“Where are they now?” is frequent question about former Parliamentarians. The answer for Irwin Cotler is that he is founding chair of the new Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, based in Montreal but national and…
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
OTTAWA—As the House returns and the Trudeau Liberals have been in office for less than three months, the pressure is getting more intense to deliver on their promises: whether it’s to fund infrastructure projects, bring…

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