Ontario Premier Doug Ford greets workers at a construction site in Brampton, Ont. on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Chris Young/The Canadian Press.

The Right needs more than the working class to win

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.

A man walks past office lease signs in downtown Hamilton, Ont., on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press.

Work from home is killing our cities

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.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese President Xi Jinping participates in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Retreat in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press.

Let's stop the talk about war with China

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.