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Let’s hope Trump’s fanciful thinking on science doesn’t resonate in Canada

By Shachi Kurl, President Donald Trump has spent much of 2020 insisting the novel coronavirus would disappear. Instead it has found a comfortable home in his lungs. The news is at once remarkable and utterly ordinary. He now joins more

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How Trudeau can – and should – clean up the mess he created for Canada’s charities

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director A pretty good pro-tip for life, political or otherwise, is that if you make a mess, you should be the one to mop it up. With all eyes on this coming week’s speech from the

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Lessons for Erin O’Toole – Canadians care about the deficit, but they care about COVID impact more

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Erin O’Toole says he’ll aim to “erase” Canada’s budget deficit in 10 years. Does anyone care? Of course, that’s rather a cheeky question. Indeed, 23 per cent of Canadian adults, in a recent Angus Reid Institute survey,

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Will centrist voters turn away from Justin Trudeau? It’s unlikely

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director Gosh, those past Liberal voters — the ones who cast ballots for the party almost a year ago — are some smart cookies. In the days immediately following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s appearance before the

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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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