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Harper's government of waning hope

On Sunday, to mark the fifth anniversary of his reign, Stephen Harper said that his Conservative government has governed on "hope". Surely, Mr. Harper must be kidding? Or does he just think that...

The Michael Ignatieff I know

The latest Conservative attack ads are a ridiculous caricature of the man I know.

Does the national interest even interest Stephen Harper?

The government of Stephen Harper has been terribly adept at defying the elementary laws of basic physics and turning it into a fine art: sucking and blowing at the same time.

Sponsorship scandal: time to exorcise the demons

For years, there’s been an elephant in the room of the Liberal Party of Canada. It’s called the Sponsorship Scandal. Ten years and two major election defeats later, some federal Liberals still act...

Not in Canada

The assassination attempt on Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the tragedy of the Arizona massacre is prompting soul-searching among the US political and pundit class about how far political...

Ignatieff: a better breed

The vast majority of us are first and foremost proud Canadians. At election time most of us make up our minds based on what we think is the best thing for the country. A political party is a...

Canada doesn't have to be a "productivity laggard"

The seminal economic issue of our age is our national productivity. Nothing has a greater impact on our standard of living and quality of life. Yet political leaders don’t talk about it because they...

Don't be duped. The Conservatives are not good for the economy.

An online poll released today by Ipsos Reid says that the Harper Conservatives continue to be viewed by people as “competent managers of the economy.”

Stephen Harper is the gift that keeps on giving

To call Stephen Harper a flip-flopper is an insult and affront to civilization’s great flip-floppers. He plays the Canadian people like Yo-Yo Ma plays his Stradivarius.

What Canada can learn from America's problems

I recently came across a powerful presentation on coping with the problems facing the United States by the widely respected Daniel Yankelovich. For 30 years he has been a leading interpreter of...
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