Northern Reflections: At Each Other’s Throats

American politics have always been partisan, Glen Pearson writes. But Canadian politics used to be different: Americans have always remained divided along partisan lines, while the Canadian context has been more of accommodation along general principles – a hegemony usually kept together by political parties usually hewing close to the

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Northern Reflections: Ontario’s Hulk

Doug Ford likes to talk. But he doesn’t like to listen. A  new poll suggests that disability is costing him. Rob Benzie reports in The Toronto Star: Progressive Conservative support is eroding less than a year after Premier Doug Ford’s majority victory, a new poll suggests. The Pollara Strategic Insights

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Northern Reflections: The Winds Of Change

In Britain, the winds of change are blowing. Climate change has become am urgent issue. John Vidal writes: The last few months have seen the debate shift. Put it down to David Attenborough’s documentary, 1.5 million children on school strike, the charisma of Greta Thunberg, or sheer frustration with the

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Northern Reflections: The Clown President

Donald Trump’s naked disregard for the law has been a long time coming. Chris Hedges writes: This decades-long disregard by the two major political parties for the rule of law and their distortion of government into a handmaiden for corporations set the stage for Donald Trump’s naked contempt for legality

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Northern Reflections: From Within

The CBC is reporting that both Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott are considering joing The Green Party: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May said today she expects two former Liberal MPs who quit Justin Trudeau’s cabinet over the SNC-Lavalin matter will decide whether to join her party by early June. Jody

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Northern Reflections: For The People?

The man who claims that his government is “for the people” appears not to be listening to “the people.” Robert Benzie reports in The Toronto Star that Ford’s proposed changes to education are a definite dud: Premier Doug Ford’s classroom changes appear to be getting a failing grade from Ontarians, according

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