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Canadians tend to blush and swoon whenever some foreign notable heaps praise on the country.  Bono, then Obama before the Canadian Parliament, sent the country into a collective eye lash flutter with “the World needs more Canada”.  After the 300-strong Canadian delegation to the Paris climate conference in 2015 dazzled the other delegates with our […]

In stark contrast to the level of respect shown to the third order of government in general and the City of Toronto in particular by the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada has renewed its commitment to funding local infrastructure. In response to continuing concerns regarding the local infrastructure deficit in many municipalities and […]

On May 15, the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage tabled its report, “Shifting Paradigms”, in fulfilment of its mandate to study remuneration models for artists and creative industries. This study forms part of the legislative review of Canada’s Copyright Act being led by another Parliamentary Committee, the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (AKA […]

When the world wants expertise on the mining and oil and gas industries, it comes calling at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy. Deborah Archibald, a geologist and former assistant deputy minister for resources in the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) , is the director of the SPP’s Extractive Resource Governance program […]

Canada’s arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou on a provisional US Department of Justice warrant on December 1, and the subsequent retaliatory detention in China of two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor (and now reports of a third Canadian detainee), raise the obvious question as to what damage has been done to Canada-China relations […]

The results of the 2018 midterm election reflect a country divided and a bicameral system that is doing exactly what the founders intended. The popular vote (served by the House of Representatives) went to the Democrats by what appears to be at least 8 points.  Regional concerns have been reflected in the Senate – where […]