Author Ken Coates says he was amazed by the breadth of the Idle No More movement, the fact that it was in big cities and small towns, that it was primarily driven by young aboriginal people, and that it was so incredibly peaceful.
Ed Broadbent talks about winning conditions for the NDP in the next federal election.
Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford talks about the future of the Keystone XL project, the government’s close monitoring of oil prices, public support and consultation for pipelines, and clarifying the government’s position on carbon pricing.
Preston Manning talks about ‘the movement’ ahead of this week’s Manning Conference. ‘There are different flavours of conservatism. We’re constantly working on how do you keep them all under the one big blue tent.’
Graham Steele entered Nova Scotia politics as a well-meaning political player. He quit 15 years later, disillusioned. His book is a straight-shooting account of his time in NDP premier Darrell Dexter’s government.
He does not rule out that he could have resigned after a referendum defeat, but not right away and possibly not unless he was under great pressure to do so.
This Hour Has 22 Minutes stars Susan Kent and Shaun Majumder talk about their show ahead of this week’s taping in Ottawa, the first ever outside Halifax.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks at Canada 2020 luncheon
Canada’s commitment to both official languages is rooted in our history.
In Macdonald at 200: New Reflections and Legacies, Patrice Dutil and Roger Hall extract a multi-dimensional portrait of the man who is still surprisingly relevant today.
This wily politician, a man who reeked of humanity and all its juices, played the key role in bringing the Fathers of Confederation to the table. Once he had them in his pocket, he went on to extend his vision for Canada all the way to the Pacific Coast.
Years of hunger and despair that coincided with extermination of the bison and relocation of groups to reserves, exacerbated by inadequate food aid from the dominion government, created ecological conditions in which the disease exploded. Half-hearted relief measures during the famine of 1878-80 and after, which kept plains people in a constant state of hunger, not only undermined the government’s half-baked self-sufficiency initiative but also illustrated the moral and legal failures of the Crown’s treaty commitment to provide assistance in the case of a widespread famine on the plains.
Sir John A. Macdonald’s Toast to Colonial Union, delivered in Halifax after the Charlottetown Conference, September 1864.