February 1, 2013

Police inaction

We seem to be drifting into dangerous waters in the life of the public affairs of this province when courts cannot predict, with any practical degree of certainty, whether...

February 1, 2013

Fix the big problems

Economist Albert Hirschman was a great thinker. He was not a household name, nor did he win a Nobel Prize for economics. But he made an enormous contribution to...

February 1, 2013

Bravo Hollande!

L’intervention française au Mali est une bonne chose pour, au moins, cinq raisons : 1. Elle donne un coup d’arrêt à l’instauration d’un État terroriste au cœur de l’Afrique...

February 1, 2013

Data Point

The ongoing furor about apparent abuse of robo-calls in the last federal election has raised wide concern about the impact of new technologies on election campaigns. The Chief Electoral Officer is expected to report to Parliament this...

February 1, 2013

Feeding the 9 billion: The tragedy of waste

By 2075, the United Nations’ mid-range projection for global population growth predicts that human numbers will peak at about 9.5 billion people. This means that there could be an...

Institution of Mechanical Engineers
February 1, 2013

Mind the gap

There has been a distinct difference in the rate of economic growth between Canada’s regions over the past several years. Momentum has clearly favoured western Canada, where rising prices...

February 1, 2013

Harper’s history

Over the past couple of years, the Canadian public has been the target of a somewhat peculiar series of history lessons courtesy of the Harper government. If you’ve been...

February 1, 2013

Who leads?

The  trajectory  of  Aboriginal  protests  over  the  past few months followed an uneven course. Some non-Aboriginal Canadians were initially engaged by the spontaneity of the protest events, enjoying the...

February 1, 2013

Tackling Canada’s design deficit

Canada has been slow to capitalize on one of the most important sources of competitive advantage among advanced industrialized economies: the power of great design. We can, in part, blame history....

Peter MacLeod
February 1, 2013

Wynne’s opportunity

The election of Kathleen Wynne to lead the Ontario Liberals gives the governing party a narrow opportunity to renew its support with an electorate that has been shaken by...

February 1, 2013

Breaking the paradigm

The Idle No More movement is altering the dynamic in Aboriginal relations, stirring a new political chemistry that may change the power balance not only between Aboriginal leaders and...