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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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The Ottawa trucker protest reveals the ugly side of federal politics

By Shachi Kurl, President One may forgive my skepticism over whether the police action in downtown Ottawa Friday truly represents the end of three weeks of ludicrous miasma, a period defined by the terror of air horns and the defiance

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Ottawa state of emergency over trucker protest shows Canada’s Trumpists are growing

By Shachi Kurl, President True to type, Canadians such as myself are humble enough to know that when the rest of the world thinks of us — which, admittedly, is almost never — it is as a kinder, gentler and

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Conservatives’ embrace of the truck protest in Ottawa isn’t helping them

By Shachi Kurl, President Quo Vadis, Conservatives? It’s a question you must think long and hard about because I fear you are headed for the brambles and thickets of political frustration a good while longer. Take heart in knowing other

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