We should not expect politics to be drained of emotion, nor should we want it to be. Politics should be about what matters to people, and what matters is worth raising a stink about.
Our history, constitution and core values explicitly recognize “the supremacy of God and the rule of law.” They cannot simply be recommended out of relevance in a misguided aspiration to “do something” about the military’s very real problems.
The housing affordability crisis could in theory be resolved by municipal governments. But it hasn’t. There are solutions the federal government can pursue that don’t require bigger government.
It’s a heady time in France’s “third wine region”: The wines of the Loire Valley tend to be fresh, often with a racy acidity. They are generally food wines made to be drunk at the table.
While a buck-a-ride might sound like a reasonable proposal in the abstract, it could conceivably make public transportation in the province worse rather than better.
China points to how superior their harsh regional lockdowns have been in controlling the pandemic in their country. In their view, autocracy trumps democracy in the handling of the pandemic. Is there any validity to their claim?
AUKUS is a forerunner for something bigger, but would “CAUKUS” be an alliance that Canada is up for? It would require ambition and vision—two qualities absent in our current political class.
For Russia, victory on the battlefield and in the war itself remains a gamble and is not certain by any stretch. Russia needs a rare quality in war, and one that it has lacked to date: luck.
When governments fail to enforce the law consistently and fairly, they simply invite further lawlessness. And even more alarming is that our governments that are themselves obliged to act within the law have been failing to do so.
It’s time to increase the size of the House of Commons. More political oversight usually means better government, not necessarily more government.