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 Québécois, the Liberal Party of Canada and the Conservative Party of Canada. Two down, one …

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