September 2, 2014

Crime and populism

Over the past eight years, the federal Conservatives have seldom missed an opportunity to show Canadians how seriously they take crime and how eager they are to make convicted...

September 2, 2014

Beautiful data

We are awash in data. Massive advances in digital sensors and computing power have made vast amounts of information available, no matter how trivial, all of it expanding by...

Shirley Cardenas
September 2, 2014

Whom do we mourn?

Three fallen RCMP officers. Canada mourns. A “profound sadness and searing grief,” says the Prime Minister. In a sea of red serge uniforms, thousands of Mounties come to honour...

September 2, 2014

Not a superpower

The idea of Canada as an energy superpower excites the imaginations both of those who hope for continued growth in oil and gas production and of those who want...

September 2, 2014

Start it up

One of the problems with the climate change and energy policy debate in Canada has been the focus on short-term, incremental goals. Mitigating climate change is not about securing...

September 2, 2014

Fitness fantasies

There are a lot of health and fitness myths out there. And there are a lot of bogus health products and practices being sold on the basis of those...