Daniel D. Veniez

Dan Veniez is a Vancouver businessman, former Liberal Party of Canada candidate, and author of “The only thing I hate about politics is the politics” which will be published next year.

Stephen Harper treats Canadians like imbeciles

In the recent issue of Inroads Journal, political scientist  Reg Whitaker  compared the minority government that Lester Pearson led to that of Stephen Harper. He said: “Pearson employed...

Why Canada can't afford Stephen Harper

It’s a good time to debunk the biggest Stephen Harper myth there is: “We are good economic managers”. Repeating a lie does not make it true.

Strengthening Canadian health care

Three distinct and unrelated groups made important public statements today about the Canadian health care system. All of them represent a meaningful effort at stimulating a thoughtful discussion....

Enough is enough

Time to really be tough on crime, not just talk about it.

Moving oil across B.C. to thirsty foreign markets

Last week, the House of Commons passed a non-binding motion that calls for a legislative ban on all tanker traffic off British Columbia’s ecologically sensitive north coast. All Conservatives MP’s...

The lessons of John Humphrey

Tomorrow is Human Rights Day. The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the...

Public service is a privilege

Let's restore civility to conversations about the future of our country.

Remembering the lessons of Polytechnique

Twenty one years ago today, I was studying at McGill University. On that day I vividly recall twenty or so of us watching Radio Canada’s live coverage in horror as the carnage was...

Facts catch up to smoke and mirrors

Statistics Canada released its quarterly jobs report today. The underlying story is one of overall weakness in Canada's labour force. The unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a point to 7.6 per...

Walking and chewing gum at the same time

In a speech in Toronto yesterday, Bob Rae, the Liberal party of Canada’s foreign affairs critic, ripped into Stephen Harper’s foreign policy as simplistic and dangerous. He said that said the...