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Horgan exits a popular premier, but leaves wake of criticism on housing, health care

The BCNDP leader was consistently one of the most approved-of premiers in the country By Shachi Kurl, President; Dave Korzinski, Research Director; & Jon Roe, Research Associate June 28, 2022 – “I’ve done my best to not let you down.

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I will not forget the victims of Air India and neither should you

By Shachi Kurl, President I wasn’t going to write this piece. After all, 2022’s National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism is in the rear view now. The politicians have made their statements. The news cycle moves on to

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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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