It is necessary that we distinguish between the law and politics when it comes to allegations of Chinese interference in Canadian elections. Determining what, if anything, the Trudeau government knew about these allegations isn’t a matter of law enforcement. It’s a matter of politics, properly defined.
Instead of a just transition plan, what we actually need is a low-carbon export strategy that strengthens the domestic conditions for the development and adoption of low-emitting technologies and shapes the global trading and reporting regime for accounting for carbon emissions.
Expanding the role of private delivery within Ontario’s publicly-funded health-care system is a key step in addressing its significant diagnostic and surgical backlog, and is actually a sign of policy convergence between Left and Right provincial governments.
Analysts project that Ontario’s real GDP growth will be the worst among the provinces in 2023 and second worst in 2024, and, in fact, that Ontario’s economy is the only one across the country that will actually contract over the coming 12 months.
The risk of a growing generational fissure shouldn’t be underestimated. It threatens the rise of a zero-sum political dynamic that essentially pits younger generations against their parents and grandparents.
The real story here is ChatGPT’s potential to help us extract ourselves from the secular stagnation that has come to manifest itself in stagnate living standards, collective pessimism about the future, and growing political polarization.