January 5, 2015

Voluntary values

Few areas of Canadian society highlight the effects of the government’s austerity movement like the voluntary sector. From fundraising to governance oversight and front-line service delivery, there is a...

January 5, 2015

A new approach

The road to building a more sustainable economy and reducing growing income inequality leads through the public treasury. Budgets are a government’s main policy mechanism for dealing with problems...

January 5, 2015

A new era

I don’t believe in the golden era, that myth about a previous moment in time when all was easy, carefree and simple. The policy problems we face today are...

January 5, 2015

Ideas for a better Canada

Since its founding in 1988, the Loran Scholar Foundation has been identifying and nurturing young leaders in Canada. While other scholarship foundations reward academic success or athletic ability, the...

Graham Fox
January 5, 2015

Canada can do better

The members of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission (ecofiscal.ca) are Chris Ragan (Chair), McGill University; Elizabeth Beale, Atlantic Provinces Economic Council; Paul Boothe, Western University; Mel Cappe, University of Toronto; Bev...

Shirley Cardenas
January 5, 2015

Sustainable shalom

I became an environmentalist in the same manner I became a Christian: I glimpsed something that made me shiver so completely with love that I wanted nothing more than...

January 5, 2015

The moral call to action

There is a widely held perception that people in conservative faith communities, particularly Christian ones, have little concern for the state of the environment. The stereotype holds that conservative...

January 5, 2015

Cracks in the secular

It would be easy to surmise that in the struggle to define 21st-century Western society, the forces of secularism are winning. As “new atheists” stridently occupy op-ed pages, law...

January 5, 2015

Turning tide?

Stephen Harper may have pulled out of his dive. The annual opinion research conducted by Nanos Research for Policy Options in November 2014 found an 11-point jump over 2013—to...

January 5, 2015

Small modular reactors

Consider three seemingly separate Canadian policy problems. First, the troubles at BlackBerry delivered another blow to the global reputation of Canadian high-tech, leaving a country that depends on international...

January 5, 2015

Keeping faith

Sometime in 2015, Pope Francis is expected to produce a papal encyclical setting out the Roman Catholic Church’s response to ecological and environmental challenges. The Pope has already signalled...