Late last year the federal government released a report that compiled the opinions of Canadians on a modern regulatory framework for space.
While the government has temporarily delayed further expansions of MAID for mental illness, this staggering rate of growth in the current system should prompt not only reflection but a commitment to investigating what is going on.
Former Minister of Canadian Heritage James Moore discusses his experience as the minister responsible for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and his perspective about the future of the public broadcaster.
Thousands of people are dying every year amid an unprecedented overdose crisis, and if this problem is to be solved, Canada must invest in addiction interventions that work. When bad science creates false hope, it costs Canadian lives.
In 2014, the then-Liberal Party leader wrote a scathing op-ed in the Toronto Star that excoriated the Harper government for the growth of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) under its administration and the need to “scale it back dramatically.”
Pundits assume a politician can’t be a populist and an intellectual, a savvy communicator and a policy wonk, a firebrand and a thinker. Just because Poilievre’s slogans resonate doesn’t mean there is no substance behind them, and just because they’re compelling to regular people, doesn’t mean they’re not informed by good policy.
Parliament is back, but what should we expect from the Opposition Conservatives during this sitting? The Hub’s editor-at-large Sean Speer exchanged with Ian Brodie, the former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, to get an insider’s perspective on what issues the Conservatives should be focusing on.
Genuine progress on issues like homelessness, crime, and drug addiction often must “look bad” in the short term and do require society to limit others’ autonomy, in large part for their own good.
Rather than trying to prevent or delay business failures, policymakers should focus on fostering new business creation. This shouldn’t be done artificially through subsidies, but rather by removing barriers that hinder startups in the first place.
Carolyn Tuohy, professor emeritus of political science and distinguished fellow at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, discusses her must-read long-form essay published in late 2023 entitled, “To be a policy optimist, try some rose-coloured realism.”