April 1, 2008

Ce qui nous anime

Ce 30e congrès des membres du Parti libéral du Québec a lieu à un moment où plusieurs défis convergent sur notre route. Le Québec a besoin de nous. Qui...

April 1, 2008

NAFTA: time to plan, not panic

Calls by Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for a renegotiation or opting out of NAFTA have prompted understandable concern in Canada, and presumably in Mexico as well. These...

April 1, 2008

NAFTA nonsense

The pharaohs did it. English kings do it. Every govern- ment does it. Let’s all do it, let’s fall in love…with bashing foreign trade. Second only to a war...

April 1, 2008

The campaign will go on

Some things about the Democratic contest between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama seem settled. When all primaries and caucuses are concluded, Obama will have elected more delegates than Clinton. However,...

April 1, 2008

Renewing Canada’s Afghan mission

On September 18, 2005, I stood at polling stations in Logar Province and in Old Kabul to observe Afghanistan’s first parliamentary elections in over three decades. My most vivid...

Mike Capstick
April 1, 2008

A life well lived – Simon Reisman

Simon Reisman, a giant of postwar Canadian public policy, passed away in Ottawa on March 9, after a brief illness. We had the privilege of working with Simon in crafting...

Michael Hart, Bill Dymond
April 1, 2008

Did Albertans really want change?

The post-election dust has finally settled in Alberta. With a land- slide win in early March, Premier Ed Stelmach and his Progressive Conservative Party have more or less clinched...

April 1, 2008

Tax policy and economic growth

Most economists would agree that reforming our tax system is imperative and that it is perhaps one of the most important conditions for improving the productivity and growth of...

Jean-Franà§ois Tremblay
April 1, 2008

Media infrastructure for multicultural diversity

Multiculturally, we’re world class, claimed Frances Bula in the Vancouver Sun last December about the picture the 2006 census painted about immi- gration, citizenship, language and mobility. The percentage...

Catherine Murray
April 1, 2008

Affamer la bête

La ministre des Finances du Québec, Monique Jérôme-Forget, a présenté son budget 2008 sous le signe de la prudence et de la discipline. Évitant de faire des vagues, elle...