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Religion, Faith and the Public Square

“Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law” The inclusion of “God” in the preamble to Canada’s 1982 Constitution Act was a last-minute addition by Pierre Trudeau. Thirty-three years later, as

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Yes, Trump-style populism could happen in Canada. Here’s why

Shachi Kurl and Stephen Maher recently matched wits at the fifth annual Travers Debate in Ottawa, which raises money for the R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship. The subject of their debate: Be it resolved that Canada is immune from

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Where do Canadians stand on #TakeAKnee?

By Dave Korzinski, Research Associate and Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Colin Kaepernick may not have known it when he knelt for the anthem in a preseason game in 2016, but he was setting a movement in motion. Fast-forward a year

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New federal concussion guidelines are a step forward but what will impact be without enforcement?

By Dave Korzinski, Research Associate On July 28, the federal government, in partnership with Parachute Canada, a non-profit organization founded to educate Canadians about minimizing preventable injuries, released its first “Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport”. The document – a

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Ahead of NAFTA renegotiation, Canadians’ opinions mixed on supply management

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director “We do not have to worry about Canada, we do not even think of them.” So said Donald J. Trump to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto during a phone call on January 27 of this year,

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Bye bye, Brad Wall: Saskatchewan’s departing premier defied political gravity for years

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Bye bye, Brad. The people of Saskatchewan will miss you, but maybe not as much as they might have before. With Thursday’s announcement that he’s retiring from politics, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall ends a remarkable

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