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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Ce troisième et dernier petit-déjeuner d’Options politiques sur les élections fédérales a porté sur les résultats du scrutin et les facteurs de stabilité du nouveau Parlement.  Ce panel a examiné ce que révèle la composition …

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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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Looking ahead to the 43rd Parliament

The final panel in the Policy Options election breakfast series considered the results of the general election and the likelihood that the new Parliament will produce a stable government. It explored what the makeup of the House of …

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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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Looking ahead to the 43rd Parliament

The 43rd federal election has come to a close. At his first press conference after election night, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stressed that he and the Liberals have a lot of reflecting to do. He …

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