This episode of Hub Dialogues features host Sean Speer in conversation with journalist and award-winning author Christopher Leonard about the tremendous hubris of central banks, the dangerous consequences of income inequality, and why quantitative easing is a terrible way to create economic growth.
The dispute over the CBC’s access to the Ford government’s mandate letters to its new cabinet in 2018 is before the Supreme Court. But regardless of the outcome, it will not fix our broken access to information system whose problems go much deeper.
Instead of a just transition plan, what we actually need is a low-carbon export strategy that strengthens the domestic conditions for the development and adoption of low-emitting technologies and shapes the global trading and reporting regime for accounting for carbon emissions.
Today, former ambassador to China Dominic Barton will be the sole witness at a House of Commons committee hearing that is trying to make sense of the government’s huge expenditures on consultant contracts.
This first edition of The Hub’s monthly transatlantic diary touches on Rishi Sunak’s impossible task as Tory leader, Canada’s impressively underfunded and underperforming military, and the news of Frasier’s return to television.
Protests are a legitimate part of democratic life. However, there are limits to what anyone will or should accept. The idea that people have the right to cosplay as revolutionaries and occupy a city indefinitely is utter nonsense.
Quebec is now set to implement a new provincial excise tax on vape and e-cigarette products, despite the fact that government health experts have promoted the products as viable tools to help quit smoking.
If we want to have productive debates about the most effective public policy, then we must escape our tendency for binary thinking along polarized lines. Let’s consider how to best equip youth to be better citizens and improve our civic culture in the long run.
Despite the many attempts to do so, Jordan Peterson’s message will not be stifled, even when institutional regulators attempt to rein him in. We should worry for the rest of us, though, who do not have the same platform or support to resist progressivism’s pervasive reach.