If on a future visit to the City of Lights you wind up visiting the restored “Petite Ceinture” railway in the heart of the...Read More Open government: The political motivations and hurdles
Recently I tabled a motion in the Senate calling on the government to create a pilot project that would test a basic income in...Read More Poverty costs us all – a basic income may be the answer
It may be no huge surprise to families in Canada affected by autism that this “niche issue” has rarely been on the lips of...Read More Where do the federal political parties stand on autism?
L’idée faire cotiser les baby boomers à hauteur suffisante pendant leur vie active n’était pas à l’ordre du jour politique, dans ces temps-là, pas...Read More Après les régimes de retraite, les soins de longue durée
A smart and compassionate friend of mine recently told me that while he couldn’t stomach Stephen Harper – given Harper’s manifest disrespect for democratic...Read More The Federal Election: It’s Not About the Economy, It’s About Canadian Values
Yesterday, the Ontario government released new details on its forthcoming provincial pension plan. There is a lot to dig into, and other parameters still...Read More 3 thoughts on the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
The rulebook for a future Quebec referendum – specifically, the minimum margin by which the “Yes” side would have to win before the federal...Read More What Justin Trudeau didn’t say about the Clarity Act
There was a time in the 1960s and 1970s when the business of banking was simple and functioned like a utility: bankers funded their...Read More Nudging our way forward one decision at a time