Canada’s courts have not become as politicized as those in the United States. But suggestions that their decisions should be ignored are alarming and bring us further in an American direction.
You may imagine that Canada Day came about due to a rich parliamentary debate about how best to celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s birth. In fact, it came about 40 years ago thanks to 13 MPs pulling a fast one on their colleagues.
The Angus Reid Institute poll shows that the percentage of Canadians who think diversity makes the country better is growing in lockstep with the size of Canada’s visible minority population.
Can the lure of lottery cash and incentives inject enough enthusiasm to motivate the still-hesitant to line up for their shot? Or are these just stunts that miss the point entirely?
The discovery last month of the remains of 215 Indigenous children buried haphazardly outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School captured Canada’s attention and once again forced the country to grapple with its long history of residential schools. And it is a long history.
As vaccines roll out across the country, reaching an ever-growing majority of Canadians, the remnants of the pandemic that will be more than just temporary oddities are starting to come into focus.
Although it’s tempting to attribute the current housing crunch to a perfect storm brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and record low interest rates, the historical record disagrees.
The bad news for the government is that most of the people who have heard of the bill disapprove of it. The good news, then, is that barely anyone is aware of the controversial bill now winding through Parliament.
The likelihood of program spending remaining within the government’s projections would require a degree of spending control that we have not seen since 2014-15.
When the Liberal government came to power, it quickly tried to shift the focus away from deficits and onto the debt-to-GDP ratio.