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Patrons sit on the patio as waitress Susie Plamondon, left, carries a glass of champagne at Joey Sherway, part of the Joey Restaurant chain during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press.

The working class isn’t who you think it is

Today’s working class is more female than male, more likely to be an immigrant or racial minority, much more likely to be in service-sector jobs than “blue-collar” jobs, and frequently has more educational experience or credentials than is typically required for its jobs.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is shown during his year-end interview with The Canadian Press in Edmonton on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Amber Bracken/The Canadian Press.

Jason Kenney makes his exit

Kenney’s inevitable, if not immediate, exit from politics after more than a quarter century is a natural moment for reflection on his accomplishments, lessons, and legacy. 

Demonstrators hold up signs during a Fridays for Future rally demanding more action be taken to save the environment, in Rome, Friday, April 19, 2019. Alessandra Tarantino/AP Photo.

What do we owe the future?

Small and good moral changes today could have profound benefits in the long term. But what does it mean for those living today to worry and sacrifice for homo sapiens hundreds, thousands, or millions of years in the future?

Members of the G7 from left, Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida, French President Emmanuel Macron and European Council President Charles Michel stand for a photo at Schloss Elmau following their dinner at G7 Summit in Elmau, Germany, Sunday, June 26, 2022. Susan Walsh/AP Photo.

Are we all liberals now?

A thin philosophy like liberalism cannot build a society from scratch. It assumes too much, promises even more, and delivers it all too slowly, if at all.

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