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COVID, conservatism and the downfall of Alberta’s Jason Kenney

By Shachi Kurl, President Jason Kenney drove his famous blue pickup truck on to the Alberta stage, and, Wednesday night, off a political cliff, thus becoming not the Conservative wunderkind, the next federal leader-in-waiting, but a cautionary tale for Conservative

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Views on Canada’s Emergencies Act show just how deeply divided we are

By Shachi Kurl, President The seasons may be changing, days are longer and warmer, and the streets around Parliament Hill are calmer. But we’re a long way from patching the deep cracks in our society brought into harsh, undeniable blinding

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Queen Elizabeth continues to hold Canadians’ affection. The rest of the royals — not so much

By Shachi Kurl, President When Canadian monarchists fête Her Majesty on the achievement of her 96th birthday, they’ll do well to put some extra oomph into singing the anthem, prayer and exhortation for God to save the Queen. Not only

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Doug Ford’s fiercest Ontario election opponent may be the pandemic

By Shachi Kurl, President The song says it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere … they might as well re-write the lyrics to reflect that it’s always election season somewhere in Canada, too. What felt but a minute ago to be a

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Anita Anand faces an uphill battle to boost Canada’s defence spending

By Shachi Kurl, President Defence Minister Anita Anand says she is planning an “aggressive” increase to defence spending to reach the two per cent of national GDP that Canada, as a NATO member, has pledged to spend. She should prepare

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Symbolic support of Ukraine is fine, but Canadians need a serious conversation about our actions

By Shachi Kurl, President For every image of horror and disbelief we have seen since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, there have been so many inspiring “feel-good” moments of showing support. If the hair on the back of your neck didn’t

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