Sitting on $576 billion today—$200 billion more than predicted just a few years ago—the fund is projected to exceed $1 trillion by 2031 and hit a breathtaking $1.5 trillion only five years after that. It’s stuffed with more than enough money to pay out benefits for the next 75 years.
Conservatism must be made to appeal to a larger expanse of the political and cultural spectrum, from the lower income segments up through to the managerial and professional classes. Boutique policies that micro-target groups will only yield micro-results.
COVID-19 is over but our downtowns are still sick with it. The damage being done to our cities by continuing the work-from-home regime when it’s no longer necessary is real. We need to go back to the office.
The provinces can’t have it both ways: if they’re going to demand that Ottawa use its spending power, it will invariably come with strings attached. That’s even moreso the case now they’re up against a Liberal government that relishes its growing role as the chief financier to the provinces to drive its own political agenda.
If agents of the Chinese Communist Party engaged in criminal activity with Liberal organizers, threatened community members, or pressured foreign students to support one party or the other, then our police and intelligence agencies should do their job and act decisively.
The movement to erase Macdonald is an unfortunate and destructive development for our country. It’s long past time for our leaders to take a courageous stand against this immature nonsense and defend our founder.
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.