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The silence in our cities is eerie, beautiful – and a call to care for others

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director I don’t know about you, dear readers, but I find the silence deafening. I went for a walk this week (maintaining appropriate distance, of course), at rush hour, along Georgia Street, one of the busiest

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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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As they work on coronavirus strategy, the Liberals struggle with their own poor political health

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Across the country, Canadians are wondering aloud about their risk and exposure to COVID-19. But perhaps there is no entity more susceptible, at least politically, to the novel coronavirus than the Trudeau government. The prime

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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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