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How should we understand Canada’s version of the ‘culture wars’?

By Shachi Kurl, President Oh, we were so smug then, in simpler times, when we flicked through the American cable news networks to gawk at people screaming at each other about social values. But like it or not, the so-called

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Labour Day — Does ‘Solidarity Forever’ mean solidarity for everyone?

By Shachi Kurl, President The Labour Day long weekend is when many reflect on the role Canadian unions have played in our nation’s history. “Solidarity forever” may be the tune people hum in the coming days. But is it solidarity

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Trudeau marriage break-up shows how the role of political spouse has changed

By Shachi Kurl, President Is there more to say about the Trudeau-Grégoire-Trudeau separation? My editor says yes, and one doesn’t gainsay her. Once more unto the breach. So far, the takes have ranged from the sympathetic, to the sensible, to

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Canadians stuck in the middle of the standoff over news content online

By Shachi Kurl, President In the worsening game of chicken between the federal government and big tech over Bill C-18, it may be useful to better understand what Canadians news consumers themselves think. The problem is that their own conflicting

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Don’t let the Air India bombing fade from Canadians’ collective memory

By Shachi Kurl, President One year ago, I mused out loud about how many Canadians would know why June 23 marks this country’s National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism. This year, I decided to find out what we

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With David Johnston out, our leaders must get serious about tackling election interference

By Shachi Kurl, President By the end, David Johnston had lost the support of Parliament, lost the public square, lost his crisis communications firm Navigator, and — most importantly — had totally lost the narrative around the task he had

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