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2020: Not Just the Year of COVID

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Since early March 2020 media coverage of the global pandemic has been non-stop 24/7, to the exclusion of almost everything else that has happened. Hardly surprising, then, that even the most assiduous followers of current…

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Countering the Bloc’s Dangerous Game

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As Bloc Québecois leader Yves-François Blanchet has reminded Quebecers this week, it was fifty years ago that the federal government of Pierre Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act (WMA) to deal with a perceived insurrection…

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The Premiers vs. The Throne Speech

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On September 18, just days before the federal Throne Speech, and despite the health-related perils of travel, four provincial premiers went all the way to Ottawa to hold a press conference. There they demanded $28…

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Prorogation: Not a Four-Letter Word

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In early December, 2008, then Prime Minister Stephen Harper asked Governor General Michaelle Jean to prorogue parliament, only a few months after a general election had been held that returned his Conservatives to power with…

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