To her credit, B.C. Premier Christy Clark was a stellar campaigner. She was personable, grounded, and present in all parts of the province.
If the national government does not have a clear and historically relevant picture of the nature and needs of its citizens, the design of national norms and programs is seriously impaired.
This time next week, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will chalk up the party’s first byelection victory under his watch.
By fighting back with his own ad campaign, Trudeau is making sure that open season on Liberal leaders is over.
A socialist extolling the virtues of a conservative seemed perfectly normal in a Canadian context. Not so across the pond. The vitriol that greeted the death of Britain’s first woman prime minister was rife with class division.
Another Trudeau will be heading up the Liberal Party. But don’t expect Justin Trudeau to bring back the girls in go-go boots who flanked his father during Pierre Trudeau’s march to Liberal victory.
For the first time in the history of the Liberal Party, and the country, the party faithful will not choose the future leader.
According to the 2011 World Economic Forum, increasing global income inequality is creating the risk of ‘serious political instability.’
Of course, any leader can make the odd mistake about a friend, adviser, or political ally. But Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s questionable picks are lately spinning out of control. In the last month, Harper has had to defend, and then repudiate, multiple political allies in the Senate and beyond.
Since 2006, the country has slipped from 14th to 21st in World Economic Forum gender rankings, largely due to the absence of women in politics. But the changing face of provincial Parliaments could turn that trend around.
Canadian dual citizens are currently office-holders in other countries. Increasingly, governments around the world are courting their diaspora in an effort to grow their reach of influence.
The official opposition leader is throwing his lot in with the separatists when his party proposes a bill to shelve the Clarity Act.
Jim Flaherty got a slap on the wrist, but a similar offence, committed by two separate Liberal ministers, resulted in their resignations.
And as Public Safety Minister Vic Toews and his party crank up the volume on how to imprison young offenders, the Liberal consensus on legalizing marijuana is a welcome contrast.
Even when it cost him dearly, as in the CBC firing, Laurier LaPierre put principle ahead of expediency.
The benchmarking analysis provides Canada’s first, broad-spectrum overview of what is happening to women leaders across multiple sectors. They are simply not there.