This week’s Hub Dialogue roundtable discusses the raucous week on Parliament Hill after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced a “special rapporteur” to look into the recent allegations of Chinese interference in two recent Canadian elections. Plus, the deep scars COVID-19 inflicted on the Canadian economy.
The South African wines at the Paris Paris tasting were more sophisticated and fancy than cheap and cheerful, but they told the story of the high-end of the country’s production over the last decade and a half.
When we think of Miami Beach we tend to picture three demographics: retirees, young partiers, and the obnoxiously rich and tacky. But Miami has much to offer to children of all ages, and their parents, in addition to its beaches and pools.
Cyril Henry Hoskin, depending on your own sense of charity, was either a shameless con artist or a misguided believer in his own ludicrousness. Eventually making his way to Canada, he found Calgary the only tolerable place in the whole country.
A new example of filibustering was on full-display this week as Liberal MPs deployed the tactic in committee hearings to slow down and stifle debate about reports of Chinese interference in recent Canadian elections.
The problem comes for politicians who spent six years telling Canadians that foreign interference in elections was a clear and present danger now having to tell those same people that it is all a “nothing burger.”
The latest data from Statistics Canada measuring the size of Canada’s economy through to the end of 2022 shows we have shifted down to a lower growth path—and one that might be felt for years to come or potentially even be permanent.
This episode features Sean Speer in conversation with Rory Sutherland, the vice-chair at the advertising and PR agency Ogilvy and columnist for The Spectator, about his must-read book, Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life.
Canada is proud to welcome people in with open arms. But our capacity to absorb people is increasingly constrained by our housing markets. If we want to keep being the kind of country we think we are, housing abundance is necessary.