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Troubled Trudeau turns to the power of the pivot

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director If the WE Charity scandal demonstrates – yet again – the ways in which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is utterly incapable of avoiding political landmines related to ethics and conflicts of interest, it has also

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Resigned but angry, Canadians are paying attention to the WE scandal

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director In this year especially, reflect for a moment on the corruption of a pronoun once best associated with unity. We are all in this together. We will get through these trying times. We are here

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Five years after Trudeau promised Canada was ‘back’ on the world stage, many Canadians say we’re in the same place

By Dave Korzinski, Research Director Cast your mind back to 2015. Yes, even last October’s election feels like eons ago, but go back one further. Justin Trudeau, freshly victorious in his pursuit of a second leadership era for his lineage,

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On China, Trudeau has Canadians in his corner

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Almost 50 years ago, Pierre Trudeau was faced with a dreadful choice over what to do about the politically motivated kidnapping of innocent civilians. There would be no rolling over, no capitulation in order to

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The status quo with long-term care can no longer stand

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has changed so much about the way we live in this country. Many predict those changes will be permanent. And while we cannot yet know whether going to the office

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Three reasons to like Canada’s exercise in ‘virtual’ sittings of Parliament

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Now that virtual sittings of Parliament have completed their third week, perhaps it’s time to talk about something other than the novelty factor. Not that it hasn’t been entertaining to learn which cabinet minister couldn’t

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