China presents Canada with enormous opportunities but also acute problems; we should not let one blind us to the other. Both sides need to pull back, look at the larger, long-term picture, stop the sabre-rattling and war talk, and build a constructive way forward.
When reasonable political leaders fail to address the high profile, unpleasant and tough issues, then party members and voters will find someone who will. And if that means electing some loudmouth screwballs, then they’ll do it.
Canada’s harm reduction strategy to battle drug overdoses is a failure. Casualties continue to climb. The enemy is winning. It’s getting worse and there’s no end in sight.
In its early days, social media was a revolutionary tool to connect, persuade, and mobilize supporters. Now cranky, crude, and toxic, social media has become a scourge on Canada’s political class.
If we are sincere about reducing the size and cost of government, then let’s start at the top with the number of politicians.