$137 gets you None of the Above

Ontario byelection candidate Sheldon Bergson legally changed his name to ensure that voters could choose none of the above

$137 gets you None of the AboveHave you ever gone to vote in an election, looked at the list of candidates, and said to yourself, “Man, I’d rather support none of the above.” Well, guess what? Some voters will actually have this opportunity. Sort of. On Feb. 11, a provincial byelection will be held in the Ontario riding of Whitby-Oshawa. The…

Four policies that will help secure the Conservatives’ future

Building a political consensus in these four policy areas may prove the salvation of the Conservative Party

Four policies that will help secure the Conservatives’ futureSo. The federal Tories recently announced they won’t select a new, permanent leader until May . . . of 2017, that is. For the few innocent souls who genuinely like long, drawn-out political campaigns, this was nirvana. For the vast majority of us, however, it’ll only serve to prolong the agony of the circus-like environment…

China just one of many trade growth opportunities

Concentrating on increasing trade relations with China is certainly relevant, but it's hardly original on Trudeau's part

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s strategy to enhance Canada’s role in the global economy has received extensive praise. To be honest, it’s hard to understand why. The federal Liberals have targeted a free trade deal with China as its first priority. A push to finalize a long-awaited trade arrangement with India is also on the agenda.…

Electoral reform only legit with a referendum

With only 39.47 per cent in popular support, the Trudeau government's plan for electoral reform is blatantly undemocratic

Electoral reform only legit with a referendumThe federal Liberal proposal for electoral reform in Canada has its merits. The government’s plan to force improvements to our democracy, however, is blatantly undemocratic. Let’s examine why. One of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s key strategies was that the 2015 federal election would be the last “held under the first-past-the-post voting system.” While it wasn’t…

Canadian conservatives need to pause, regroup

Despite the hype, Canadian conservatism will recover

Canadian conservatives need to pause, regroupPolitics, by nature, is a system of ebbs and flows. Ideological positions pass in and out of vogue with the electorate. Support for certain policy positions, including the size of government, taxes, funding of social services and international affairs, swings frequently on the left-right pendulum. Political parties and leaders are called triumphant warriors in one…
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