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Is Canadian federalism nearing a breaking point?

Is Canadian federalism nearing a breaking point?

Without leadership from the federal government, mayhem has ensued on issues ranging from pipeline construction to greenhouse gas reduction. The result has been the creation of an untenable situation in Canadian federalism, writes Zach Paikin.



When did universality become a bad word for Liberal Party?

When did universality become a bad word for Liberal Party?
Do we really want the more affluent to carve out their own private enclaves or do we want a country where we’re all part of our strong social programs?

Four things we can do to improve health care in Canada

If we want to improve health care in Canada, primary care is a good place to start.

Recession, deficit, declining consumer confidence not burdens we can afford to dismiss

The Conservatives’ obsession with budgetary balance overrides the need to do something about a stagnant economy.

What risk does Farm Credit Corporation pose to taxpayers?

Parliament has the obligation to shine a bright light on the massive public liabilities assumed by Crown corporations and to question whether this is the wisest use of scarce tax dollars in today’s economy.

Relations with Russia will be Canada's foreign policy barometre

We use foreign policy to talk to ourselves rather than to engage in international diplomacy

Meandering, centreless 2015 is the Seinfeld campaign

Meandering, centreless 2015 is the Seinfeld campaign
In a campaign about nothing, nothing is what Canadians are thinking about it.

Getting the national story straight

Getting the national story straight
But how well we accommodate the rights and interests of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis is the test foreigners will apply to Canada as a potential global role model.

Five factors to watch for in this election

Five factors to watch for in this election
Unknown are the surprises that can influence the outcome of a campaign: the embarrassing blunder, the surprise policy commitment, counterproductive ads, and a debate knockout, not to mention external events and global incidents.

Stephen Harper’s mixed legacy

Stephen Harper’s mixed legacy
Within the decline of the federal government’s policy scope lies a great opportunity, the chance to redefine and reorient Ottawa’s purpose.

Will climate refugees in Canada finally spur action on climate change?

Will climate refugees in Canada finally spur action on climate change?
Saskatchewan today has thousands of climate refugees suffering as a result of climate change. Will that be enough to change minds and spur meaningful action? If our leaders have, as they should, the health and wellbeing of the population as their highest priority, it must.

Iranian nuclear deal disappointing diplomatic failure

We must remember that Iran’s isolation from the international community is not just the product of its illicit nuclear program. It is also a direct result of the country’s abuse of human rights at home and sponsorship of terrorism abroad.

Post-liberalism: The next ideological revolution?

Post-liberalism: The next ideological revolution?
An openness to the post-liberal way of thinking could go a long way in helping Canada devise a new sense of national purpose.

COLUMNS

Warren Kinsella, Karl Bélanger, Tim Powers

We’re getting into final stages of an election

Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Bob Rae launches his book What's Happened to Politics? in Ottawa Sept. 3, 2015

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Former interim Liberal leader, Ontario premier and NDP MP Bob Rae launched his latest book, What's Happened to Politics?, in Ottawa at Carisse Studio Cafe on Sept. 3.
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Bob Rae signs his book What's Happened to Politics? at the Carisse Studio Cafe.
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Canadian Press reporter Joan Bryden speaks with Bob Rae at his book launch.
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Liberal candidate Catherine McKenna, running in Ottawa Centre, pictured with former Jean Chrétien staffer Bruce Hartley.
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Parliament Now and New Edinburgh News editor Christina Leadlay interviews Bob Rae about his new book, What's Happened to Politics?
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Photographer Jean-Marc Carisse, left, speaks with former Liberal minister John Manley, right, and Liberal Senator Joseph Day, centre.
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Jean-Jacques Blais speaks to Sharon Sholzberg-Gray.
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Gowlings partner Jacques Shore.
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The crowd at the Carisse Studio Cafe for Bob Rae's book launch.
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Bob Rae speaks with Stephen Hendrie.
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Canada 2020's Tim Barber.
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Liberal Senator James Cowan.
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Liberal candidate Catherine McKenna, running in Ottawa Centre, introduces Bob Rae at the book launch. She said he was an early supporter of hers when she started the organization Canadian Lawyers Abroad.
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Former Jean Chretien staffer Eddie Goldenberg.
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Bob Rae speaks about his new book and answers questions from the audience.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE



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