During the promotional tour this fall for my book on the history of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, Power, Prime Ministers and the Press: The...Read More Fake news is as old as Confederation
Some years ago, I wrote a book about the physical, spatial needs of democracy, comparing parliamentary and city layouts in 11 cities around the...Read More A cautionary tale from Australia’s parliament buildings
Les républicains ont perdu du terrain aux élections de mi-mandat du 6 novembre, mais ils bénéficient encore du soutien de près de la moitié...Read More La politique du ressentiment
Chronique d’Alain Noël
(This article has been translated into French.) Few Canadians with an interest in the recent evolution of the Senate could credibly deny that the...Read More Why the Senate needs external oversight over expenses
In September, at a national forum hosted by the Assembly of First Nations, a number of First Nations chiefs expressed their opposition to the federal government’s Recognition and...Read More Ottawa should abandon flawed Indigenous rights framework
The following is an abridged version of the foreword to former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien’s latest book, My Stories, My Times (Random House Canada)....Read More What can Canada’s former political leaders teach us?
Les appels à l’élaboration de politiques fondées sur des données probantes se sont multipliés au cours des dernières décennies. Les défenseurs de cette approche...Read More Quand un projet pilote heurte des valeurs politiques
Local politics are often viewed as an entry point into political life. Municipal candidacy requires less money, gatekeeping by traditional political parties is relatively...Read More Lack of council diversity puts municipalities at risk
By the end of 2018, when the Christmas lights are twinkling around Parliament Hill, the doors to Centre Block will close for at least...Read More Why aren’t we talking about the Parliament Hill reno?