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A year out from a federal election, Trudeau’s base still loves him

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director In a trend reminiscent of Sally Field’s famously misquoted Oscar speech, “You like me … you really like me!” let there be little doubt that members of the Liberal Party base still like Justin Trudeau. They really do.

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Surprising number of Canadians are now skeptical about legalization

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director If ever the country was in need of a national mellowing out, it’s arguably now. U.S. President Donald Trump is back to his flame-throwing on NAFTA, the pipeline file remains a twisted pretzel of uncertainty, the

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Doug Ford shows Conservative parties aren’t what they used to be

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Notwithstanding the audible gasps from the chattering classes and the vocal cries from opponents in the face of Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s vow to use the Constitution’s notwithstanding clause to shrink the size of Toronto city

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On NAFTA, important for Trudeau to demonstrate that he stood up to Trump

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director The optimist’s view of the ongoing NAFTA negotiation is that we’re into the final stages, heading toward a win-win-win agreement. And despite stunning, leaked revelations that the U.S. president has no intention of compromising, Canada’s foreign

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