Justin Trudeau’s tenure as prime minister shows that experience doesn’t always equate to gravitas. He may continue to spit out all the right diplomatic buzzwords at global summits, but his fellow world leaders have long since tuned him out.
Rather than fruitlessly trying to reconcile two irreconcilable visions of conservatism under the banner of a single party, conservatives in Québec and the Rest of Canada should branch out into two separate but affiliated parties: the Conservative Party and the CAQ.
With Canada-wide $10-a-day child care now a fait accompli, provincial governments should act now to pre-empt the likely regressive effects of the program. Cash subsidies and reserving spaces for certain low-population centres could help.
After decades of maintaining a relatively harmonious balance between high levels of immigration and social welfare, Canada finally appears to be at the precipice of the Sophie’s Choice-esque dilemma that has long plagued other Western societies.
The United States Supreme Court struck a critical blow to so-called “affirmative action” in higher education last week, ruling that college admissions offices can no longer consider race when evaluating the applications of prospective students.
While public opinion appears on his side, Premier Blaine Higgs should be wary of calling an election over recent LGBT+ issues boiling over in New Brunswick. Culture war politics are particularly combustible in this present environment.
Alberta is young, full of opportunity, and it is also Canada’s most meritocratic province; a place where one need not be born into the right family to have a shot in life.
Most minorities actually like Canada. The Conservative Party can capitalize on this goodwill by becoming the party of civic nationalism like their U.K. Tory cousins.
Pitching himself as a leader able to “do a few things well, not a lot of things poorly” is the message that will make Pierre Poilievre the next prime minister of Canada.
Rather than dismissing the CBC as a waste of taxpayer dollars, we should acknowledge it as a critical incubator of soft power—a currency that’s more powerful than ever before in a global landscape dominated by social media and steaming platforms.