Brian Topp is a political strategist, writer and former union leader. He is a partner in Kool, Topp and Guy, a strategic consulting firm, and a fellow of the Public Policy Forum.

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A better road

The Canadian economy faces many interesting challenges ”” the central one being, in my view, the unacceptable price being paid by all Canadians, including the wealthiest among us, of growing economic and social inequality. We …

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A national energy grid would be a clean win for Canada

Canada’s economic success increasingly depends on access to abundant, clean, reliable electricity delivered at the lowest and most sustainable price. Electricity provides a tremendous potential competitive advantage in a world focused on carbon reduction. Think …

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Allan Blakeney: Deftly navigating thunderstorms

I first met Allan Blakeney, one of Canada's greatest premiers, during a high-risk aeronautics experiment. Specifically, in the 1990s the Government of Saskatchewan wanted to see what would happen when a couple of Cessna airplanes purchased …

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Two down, one to go

At the start of the 2011 election, three barriers stood between Jack Layton and the Prime Minister's Office: the Bloc Québécois, the Liberal Party of Canada and the Conservative Party of Canada. Two down, one …

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