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Stories by Andrew Cardozo

Election has neutralized Liberals’ opponents, Trudeau could do big things

Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
The breakdown of seats may be the same as the last Parliament, but the power dynamics are very different, and from the Liberal perspective it was a pivotal election, hardly inconsequential.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
The last two years has seen governments step up to help Canadians like never before. We have seen governments at all levels being there to help Canadians in new and innovative ways. So where do we go from here?
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
Perhaps it's time to strike a royal commission on diversity and equity of some kind, to dialogue about inequality in its various forms.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
When Sir John A. Macdonald was involved in setting up residential schools in the 1860s, this recent Scottish immigrant was not so much coming up with a new idea of Anglo-Saxon superiority that he brought with him.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
A single minor amendment caught the attention of the free-speechers in Conservative ranks and those further to their right, and they have made it an instant cause célèbre. 
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
Let’s have an inspirational governor general. There is a growing view that it's time for an Indigenous governor general in Canada. In this period of reconciliation, this would be positive move.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
We can either find ways to divide people and pit people against each other or we can bring people together. In America, it’s the Trump versus the Biden way, and the Biden way just started last week. We need to think hard about how we avoid the Trump way here.
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Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
It would be useful if the political parties could find ways to cooperate and make things work, rather than dare each other to bring the government down.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
Pharmacare, climate change, housing—there are plenty of problems and solutions awaiting a Liberal government that has signalled it wants to think big as it attempts to lead Canada back to prosperity.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
Here's a list some of the things Bill Morneau has put into place over the last five years and you can read it either as the legacy of a finance minister who is about to exit, or as a list of his achievements.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
The COVID-19 is highlighting some real strengths and weaknesses in Canadian society. The year 2020 is a rotten one in many respects, but it can also be a good year for reimagining and redirecting the ship of state.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
In one of his recent press conferences Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, 'In a country like Canada no one should be abandoned.' The question is, does that only apply to the duration of the pandemic?
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
Government can be a huge force for good—in fact, it's the only central force for some time to come.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
Patience is a form of leadership, even if it doesn’t get a good soundbite. We tend to believe that patient and respectful dialogue looks weak in these times of the strongman world leader.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
The Senate route is the only way to have cabinet representation from these two provinces; people who will have a high-profile, public role in the decision-making process.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
To the surprise of all, a group of independent academics evaluated the Liberal record of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government and they concluded that the government had kept 92 per cent of its promises.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
Women on the Ballot: Pathways to Political Power, by Besty McGregor, is a must-read.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
When moderate and progressive governments lose touch, they leave vacuums that can be filled by others. It leaves fertile ground for those with solutions that are populist and simple, that blame elites.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
MPs say climate change, the economy, and housing affordability come up at the door more often.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
The Liberals would do well not to get too high on their horses and claim to be the most virtuous. Voters are not responding positively. A new non-accusatory narrative is needed.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
At the six-month mark before the federal election, it presented a study in contrasts at the annual legislative conference of Canada’s Building Trades Unions.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
Both sides have a choice: politicize and drive wedges, or lower the temperature and bring people together. Weaponize the debate or bring more people on to the side of combating division, supremacy, and phobias.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
At the end of the day, if the Liberals are on the side of the scientists, the angels and the gods, but the majority of voters think otherwise, the other side will win.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
Hillary Clinton offers an important, even if controversial warning that it is time to slow down and take stock of the progressive agenda. Time to be more strategic.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
Canada and the Commonwealth didn’t end apartheid, but they certainly played a major role in world sanctions and the condemnation of it, writes Andrew Cardozo.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
In this extreme information age, all communicators get less time than ever before. Clear messages rise to the top. PhDs sink deep.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
Here’s what’s at stake: climate change policies, pharmacare, basic income or a living wage, housing and homelessness, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and multilateralism on the world stage.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
•Critics of the Liberal government's national strategy to combat racism should also understand the context. •In the Canadian quest for harmony, here are a few milestones and policies to keep in mind: we've had an official bilingual policy since 1969 (Trudeau), a multiculturalism policy since 1971 (Trudeau) and a Multiculturalism Act since 1988 (Mulroney). A Charter of Rights and Freedoms since 1983 (Trudeau), a Canadian Race Relations Foundation since 1988 (Mulroney). We welcomed Vietnamese boat people in 1979-80 (Clark), recognized the Quebecois as a nation in 2006 (Harper) and issued an apology for residential schools in 2008 (Harper). And then we have the Indian Act which pre-dates Confederation and is still in effect today. These are just a few, and none happened without their supporters and their critics.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
So a feminist budget is about women and may appeal politically more to women and girls, but make no mistake, men and boys benefit too.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
Work at the minimum wage and the low end of spectrum is becoming more precarious. The developing precariat, the modern day proletariat, are not just our kids in university, they are our neighbours, our siblings, our spouses—they are us.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
In a world where the nature of war is changing so much, with clearly identified state actors to a variety of non-state antagonists, the nature of peacekeeping is becoming a lot more difficult.
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