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The COVID-19 regime has collapsed under its own contradictions

The last few weeks have exposed schizophrenic aspects of Canadian culture and its influence on governments’ behaviour. The most palpable example lies in how we trampled – in fear – over memory and institutions, obsessively protective and morally dismissive of dignity and human life simultaneously. The COVID-19 lockdown has been a strange time for people …

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We can learn from Sweden’s achievement in protecting its democratic traditions

Much ink has been assigned to Sweden for its distinct approach to COVID-19 among Western nations. As more jurisdictions wrestle with lifting economic restrictions, Sweden is both praised and condemned.  People readily condemn Stefan Löfven’s Social Democrat (Sweden’s NDP equivalent) government for not emulating China and for violating what Swedish academicians called the “lockdown consensus.” For its less …

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Think-tank Influence

Think Tanks are organizations that come in a variety of forms and models, but their general goal is to generate ideas and data, arguments and imagery that will seed public debates, influence discourse. New options for policy; ways to do thing better.

Laurentian Canada Determined to Kill Oil Sands Development

As predicted weeks ago, Albertans did not need to hold their breath for Ottawa’s approval of the Frontier oil sands mine. Reports of massive opposition within the Liberal Party caucus and rumours of an appeasing “economic aid” package for the province were strong indicators that the federal cabinet had no intentions to approve the Frontier …

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Alberta’s problem isn’t geography

Regressive and oppressive Iranian Shiite mullahs have proven to be more reasonable business counterparts than former World Wildlife Fund apparatchiks in Ottawa, populist nationalists in Quebec City, and the rigid eco-zealous alliance of Greens and New Democrats in Victoria. This is Alberta’s problem!