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Trudeau’s crown slips, and he may need a pipeline to save it

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director While it’s normal for politicians to lose popularity over time, another statistic jumps out: For the first time since the Liberals swept to a majority 38 months ago, Trudeau is no longer seen as the

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Quebec’s – and Canada’s – tolerance for religious symbols remains selective

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director As battle lines are drawn over the Coalition Avenir Quebec’s promised ban on public servants wearing religious garments or articles at work, it’s instructive to separate generalities from specifics. When Quebecers are asked general questions such

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The battle over balanced budgets could leave Trudeau with a voter deficit

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Trudeau’s big gamble. Prime minister rolls dice on spending. Government’s deficit double-down. Choose whichever casino-related analogy you like, but this week’s announcement of deficit-inflating tax cuts aimed at stimulating business investment does indeed represent a risk,

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