This week‘s edition of The Hub’s Weekly Wrap reflects on three of the past week’s biggest stories, including Pierre Poilievre’s support for age verification to access pornography, the Conservatives’ youth movement,…
The news industry ought to decide itself how to deal with broader market developments. Politicians should aim to extract themselves from that process. It will ultimately be better for both journalism and politics.
In the Weekly Wrap, The Hub’s editor-at-large Sean Speer provides an insider’s look into the top stories of this past week, including the ArriveCan scandal, Guilbeault’s radicalism, and Trudeau’s political legacy.
We must be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Neoliberalism should be reformed rather than replaced. We need it now as much as ever.
There’s something conceptually incompatible with the egalitarian promise of Canadian society for the “haves” to be able to own homes and have children and the “have nots” to have neither. These basic milestones shouldn’t be treated as luxury goods.
There’s a profound sense of malaise in the country right now. Although it has economic roots, it also reflects a deeper sense that the basic features of Canadian life aren’t functioning as well as they have in the past and that government is largely responsible.
As the Parliament returns from its summer recess, there are a number of big economic and fiscal questions that will loom over the upcoming House of Commons debates.
As nationalist historians and conservative scholars have slowly yet steadily vanished from campus, the new historians’ ability to defend their ideas and perspectives has atrophied. What’s left are empty claims of bad faith, misinformation, or denialism.
Trudeau’s economic policies have artificially stimulated economic activity by bolstering consumer demand, but they represent the policymaking equivalent of empty calories. They have failed to make the economy structurally stronger or Canadian households any richer.
A review of the CBC should test the basic idea of a public broadcaster itself by returning to the initial case for government intervention in news and entertainment and judging whether it’s still applicable. The most important question shouldn’t be “What is the CBC?” but rather “Do we still need the CBC?”