If no substantive changes are made to Canada’s OAS and GIS programs, the chief actuary projects that total combined spending on the two programs will increase by 400 percent between 2020 and 2060.
Given the importance of this policy, and the tensions around it, Canadians should be aware of the program’s basic principle and what a vote to abandon it really means.
Why did Taiwan perform better than the U.S. on COVID-19? Why did New Zealand surpass the U.K.? There may be a simple explanation.
The ability to get big things done is not simply the result of effective technocrats being given the space to execute like experts. It requires the clarity of vision that comes from bold, risk-taking leadership.
When it comes to big decisions, governments are pulled in different directions all the time. Our leaders know they have to quash the COVID-19 virus, but they do not know the best way of getting there.
By identifying widely-accepted principles as “characteristics of white supremacy,” the government may inadvertently trivialize and even perpetuate the abhorrent reality of racism itself.
Public trust in government institutions is in freefall
We know the sticker price, but we rarely know what we’re actually getting or what we might have gotten instead.
Back in the immediacy of the populist moment in 2016, there was a brief window when academic, business, media and political elites seemed to recognize that they had drifted too far from ordinary citizens in their societies. These early developments, however, failed to sustain themselves
We are yoked to a stagnant American civilization and infected by its pathologies