Is this the beginning of the end for communism in Cuba, or the end of the beginning, as Winston Churchill once said during the Second World War?
For decades our leaders sold us on the benefits of an always-growing population, now we are finally seeing the costs: rising house prices, urban sprawl, and environmental damage.
Stars have emerged in unexpected places during the dark night of the pandemic. Perhaps nowhere more than in homes with school-age kids.
As inclusionary zoning becomes law, we should expect to see less land being sold to developers, less development activity, and less new housing being completed every year.
China’s economic performance is not as robust as many would like to think and its bravado on the international stage is likely to backfire. Despite the seeming strength of China’s economic rise, its position remains fragile.
Hope speaks to a view of life four or ten years from now. How will Canada be better? How will we measure our collective prosperity? Unless a campaign talks about that and sounds authentic about its vision, it will continue to fall off the edge of the election cliff.
Liberalism is a necessary yet insufficient ingredient for a shared sense of Canadian citizenship and identity in the 21st century.
When members of the legal profession openly legitimize violence and crime, there is reason to fear that vital threads holding our social fabric together are fraying.
There is so much to hope for in a nuclear future for Canada, and so much to lose if we give in to old fears and new distractions.
Blowin’ In The Wind might be considered today to be cultural appropriation. But no one thought like that then.