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Stories by Sarah Schmidt

Trudeau’s an establishment prime minister in an age of rebellion

Opinion|By Sarah Schmidt
Justin Trudeau is a rich kid who grew up at 24 Sussex as the son of a connected and wealthy prime minister. The ever-changing talking points about these tête-à-tête sessions among the elite is just making matters worse.
Opinion|By Sarah Schmidt
The weeks ahead may yield some surprises yet, and Canadians may finally get truly fair and democratic elections by 2019, as was promised to them. But if the tack taken last week by the government in response to the final report of the special parliamentary committee on electoral reform is any indication, I won’t hold my breath.
Opinion|By Sarah Schmidt
Given the train wreck south of the border, it would have been easy to miss the latest incident in Canada involving the treatment of a female politician.
Opinion|By Sarah Schmidt
Just as the parties dig in for serious deliberations and technical talks, anything that smacks of a self-serving retreat will be judged through the lens of the prime minister’s recent comments.
Opinion|By Sarah Schmidt
If only women cast ballots, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would be decimated by Democrat Hillary Clinton. If only men went to the polls, Trump would walk away with an easy victory.
Opinion|By Sarah Schmidt
Some have called the Conservative leadership race 'uninspiring,' I call it something else.
Opinion|By Sarah Schmidt
Just like we’re starting to see on pipelines, let’s hear some specific ideas and technical details about how the Liberal government proposes to bring proportionality to Canada’s voting system.
Opinion|By Sarah Schmidt
Is Jason Kenney, a hard-edged social conservative with radical positions on everything from abortion to education to foreign affairs, really the right guy for the job?
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Opinion|By Sarah Schmidt
The least the federal government can do now is not get in the way of meaningful enhancement of CPP. Or Canada’s largest province may actually go it alone.
Opinion|By Sarah Schmidt
What is the future of social conservatism in Canada going to be in the post-Harper era? Will they stay in the Conservative Party fold and become a liability for the brand? There are early signals of a party intent on modernizing and smoothing out some of its rougher edges.
Opinion|By Sarah Schmidt
It softens the blow if decisions are taken that contradict the government’s scripted 'sunny ways' storyline.
Opinion|By Sarah Schmidt
Now that his presidential run in the U.S. is coming to an end, let’s get Bernie Sanders up here to explain why big money needs to get out of politics in Canada as well. He can start his tour in B.C. and hopscotch over to Ontario and Quebec.
Opinion|By Sarah Schmidt
Given developments of the past week involving three difficult files for the Liberal government, even those with bad or selective memories can surely see where Ed Broadbent is coming from when he talks about why a strong NDP serves the country well.
Opinion|By Sarah Schmidt
As Ed Broadbent told the Progress Summit, it’s a fight that must be won.
Opinion|By Sarah Schmidt
Why timidity in tackling Ottawa’s shrunken fiscal capacity is such a big problem for those looking for leadership in building the next generation of social programs and protecting and expanding medicare with a national pharmacare plan.
Opinion|By Sarah Schmidt
Canadians can’t afford another four years of ragging the puck on pension reform. New numbers, released last week by the Broadbent Institute, show us why.
With nearly nine months of a Notley government under Alberta’s belt—and the luxury of hindsight that comes with it—the #PCAAHostageCrisis, as the spring event became known, doesn’t seem so bad now. In fact, the leaders of Alberta’s PC Party and the Wildrose Party might be wishing for these good old days.

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