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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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Electoral reform is the issue that won’t die, but won’t live long either

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director It’s baaaaaack. Like the zombies of big screen and small, shuffling with not-quite-living but very much un-dead energy into the national debate post-election – determined to eat our brains once more – the spectre of

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Canada’s Conservatives need to think hard about their future

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director That Conservative MPs did not move immediately to oust leader Andrew Scheer this week should not be mistaken for a signal that his caucus or the party intends to keep him around long-term. After all,

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It wasn’t religion that sank Andrew Scheer in this election

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director One of the hardest things to do is stick your neck out in pursuit of public service and high office, thereby opening up your views, life, decisions, mistakes and vulnerabilities to public scrutiny. By contrast,

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For Trudeau and Scheer, the path to a majority only gets rockier

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director For the frontrunners, the month since the writs were drawn has been marked by mistakes, missed opportunities and – as advance voting begins – what must certainly be a growing unease. You have to wonder

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