Northern Reflections: A Blood Feud

Not since the days of Lester Pearson and John Diefenbaker has there been so much animosity between the leaders of the Liberal and the Conservative Parties. Susan Delacourt writes: To state the obvious, they really don’t like each other. Poilievre follows what he believes to be a winning formula, laying

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Northern Reflections: Getting Nastier

As Conservatives rise in the polls, their nasty streak gets wider. Susan Delacourt writes: The fierce polarization between the governing Liberals and opposition Conservatives has put Canada’s support for Ukraine in the crosshairs — puzzlingly so, since Conservatives have not until lately shown any sign of wavering on that all-party

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Northern Reflections: Perfectly Clear

Donald Trump announced this week that, when he’s re-elected, he’ll kill Obamacare. He tried that once — and he almost succeeded. Why is Trump obsessed with Obamacare? Paul Krugman writes: Much of it, no doubt, reflects the general hostility of the modern Republican Party to any program that helps less

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Northern Reflections: What Sane Person?

The Republican Party is a collection of vile and incompetent people. Leading their parade is Donald Trump. But close behind him is Marjorie Taylor Greene. Dana Milbank writes: After eight fellow Republicans thwarted her attempt to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, one of them said Greene lacks “maturity.” Greene

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Northern Reflections: Carbon Folly

Politicians are chipping away at the carbon tax. Pierre Poilievre wants to “axe the tax” entirely. The situation upsets former environment minister Catherine McKenna. She writes: Life is full of ironies. Using pricing to change behaviour is a strategy drawn from any conservative playbook. By setting a price, a market can

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Northern Reflections: The Big Question

We have lived with a catastrophic myth for a long time. We have believed that we live outside nature. Derek Lynch writes: Globally, we have entered the Anthropocene, with humans the dominant force driving change in all ecosystems. Through our overwhelming influence on the atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, no ecosystem

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