The fight for the Democratic soul reposes in two distinct groups, the young and the old.
Ongoing railway blockades do erode some support but once ended, Canadians want to move beyond the reality of cultural annihilation and colonial domination. Reconciliation involves healing the wounds of history.
It is one thing for the hereditary chiefs to demand reconciliation from the rest of us. But they need to show their good faith as well.
Courts have been very clear. Governments have a duty to consult Indigenous people before green-lighting major construction projects. But duty to consult should not be confused with veto power.
Canadians trapped in the epicentre of the coronavirus in China had to wait in line behind the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Jordan, Britain, Portugal, Bangladesh, Egypt, Thailand, and Indonesia.
Canadians would never support a prime minister who could not speak English. So why would we think it’s okay to elect a prime minister who fumbles his French?
Decisions by Jean Charest and Rona Ambrose to stay out of the Conservative leadership race were met with huge sighs of relief on more than one front.
At 88 years, John Crosbie's influence on provincial and national politics was profound and lasting.