When my parents decided to immigrate to Canada in the 1980s, they were sponsored by family members who they knew would be waiting for...Read More The success of the privately sponsored refugee system
How we debate immigration and related issues is as important as the issues themselves. Whether these be broad political or media debates, or more...Read More We can have open, respectful debates on immigration
June has gained a reputation for yielding landmark court rulings on LGBTQ issues. This reputation is fitting: June is Pride Month. In June 2003,...Read More Can the majority leave space for traditional views on marriage?
(This article has been translated into French.) Canada, like most federal countries, needs equalization to ease the consequences of regional inequalities, namely the uneven quality...Read More The challenge for Canada’s equalization program
Newly elected Premier Doug Ford has declared that resource development within northern Ontario’s Ring of Fire mining area will be a priority for his...Read More A sustainable plan for Ontario’s Ring of Fire
Getting citizens engaged with politics and mobilizing them to participate in elections is a significant challenge at any level of government. There is a...Read More Candidate recruitment in municipal elections
Public health researchers have long known that poverty and poor health are linked, but new evidence suggests that social assistance — the government system...Read More Social assistance is not improving health
Next year’s federal budget may be months away, but preparations have already begun in earnest. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance’s call...Read More Fiscal policy must be sustainable over the long term