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The Road to Ford Nation

It really is Ford Nation now. Despite his high unfavourability ratings, despite a lawsuit from his sister-in-law, despite an uncosted, vague platform, nothing shook Ontario voters from the change they sought. But why Doug? Why not Andrea Horwarth, who, like

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Want common ground on First Nations issues? Start by fixing the water supply

By Angus Reid, Chairman There’s a temptation when discussing Indigenous issues in Canada today to focus on existential questions about self-government, status, integration and the legacies of colonization and residential schools. These questions are important, of course, but our recent Angus

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Team Trudeau, skating through spring with a little less grace

At the height of these hockey playoffs, let us pause for a moment and remember the way Team Liberal used to skate. Ballet on ice it was; Canadians oohed and aahed as Captain Trudeau carved his blades like Connor McDavid,

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Canadians are now confronting how generous we really are

This is soon to be our summer of our discontent, disagreement and discomfort, as Canadians watch increasing numbers of people claiming asylum try their luck at undesignated border crossings Discontent over Justin Trudeau’s government’s handling of the file. Disagreement over

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Yes, there’s a glimmer of light at the end of the pipeline

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director It must be a confounding reality show to people watching from east of the Rockies: protesters outside Vancouver being hauled away in their fight to stop the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion; B.C. Premier John

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On Kinder Morgan: Canada is divided, Alberta is not, and everyone has a lot to lose

By Ian Holliday, Research Associate There is a sudden sense of urgency surrounding Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain pipeline expansion project these days, brought on the company’s announcement that it’s halting “non-essential” spending until May 31 and considering abandoning the project altogether

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