Canada can benefit from a new sense of collective purpose

The economic and social agenda set by Ottawa should be embraced by the provinces

Canada can benefit from a new sense of collective purposeThe recent Trudeau cabinet retreat in St. Andrews, N.B., set the federal government’s economic and social agenda for 2016 – and that agenda should also become a roadmap for the provinces. Our provincial governments should seize the moment to strategize, synchronize and synthesize the scope and direction of their needs and aspirations with the federal…

Putting federal-provincial relations back on track

Canada's economic and social challenges are too complex to be resolved by only one level of government

Putting federal-provincial relations back on trackConfederation's principles – shared values, collective aspirations and a collaborative framework – are essential for Canada's economic prosperity and social harmony. And these principles are particularly important in federal-provincial relations. Canada’s most prosperous years have come when Ottawa and the provinces worked co-operatively to grow the economy, create employment opportunities and raise the standard of living of all…