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On pipelines and protests, leadership is lacking across the board

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Let us momentarily set aside the hourly updates from the front lines of the anti-Coastal GasLink blockades that have clogged our ports, obstructed our rail freight and shut down our bridges to ask ourselves: How

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Edmonton Eskimos to keep name. Did they make the right choice?

By Dave Korzinski, Research Director After spending the past year consulting Inuit communities about their name, the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos have decided that they will not be changing the 71-year-old moniker. The CFL’s second-most winning franchise (14 Grey

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Conservative party has more wiggle room on social values than you might think

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Campaigns, be they of the marketing or political kind, require clear narratives to be successful. Could it be that we’ve fundamentally misunderstood the true narrative about the impact social conservatives will have on the Conservative

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In Canada, social values around abortion, end of life are far from settled

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director The federal government says it’s received massive response to a soon-to-close consultation process aimed at determining whether to change legislation that governs medical aid in dying. As new polling from the Angus Reid Institute shows, 80 per cent

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Fractious politics, economic fears, China woes – welcome, 2020

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director The arrival of cannabis edibles comes just in time for the mellowing and pain relief we’re going to need next year. One can, of course, also avail oneself of non-chemical approaches, so this is also

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Canada’s Conservatives won’t fix their party just by dumping Andrew Scheer

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director As he rose on the floor of the Commons to say his farewells, it was a humble, sincere and likeable Andrew Scheer who spoke. Where was this man in the 56 months he was given

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