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Canada keeps hitting turbulence on the journey back to normal

By Shachi Kurl, President Can we agree that all those futurists who predicted that around this time we’d be enjoying a post-pandemic “jazz age” — a period of hectic economic growth and a robust return of joie de vivre —

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Queen Elizabeth II’s jubilee could be the last huzzah for the British Commonwealth

By Shachi Kurl, President Vancouver — “God Save the Queen/A fascist regime…/God Save the Queen/We mean it man,” British punk band the Sex Pistols riffed off the British anthem in 1977 as economic turbulence, Euro-skepticism, anti-immigrant sentiment and anti-royal feeling

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Ontario election 2022 will be remembered as the Battle of the Bleah

By Shachi Kurl, President If Doug Ford’s ludicrous insistence that the building of highways somehow combats climate change has you worn down; if the Ontario Liberals’ bizarre fixation on chicken (the rotisserie kind, the seizure-inducing six-foot dancing, trolling kind) has

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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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