|Blog David J. Climenhaga | The National Energy Program was intended to ensure Canadian oil security, increase Canadian ownership of the resource, and capture for all Canadians some of the huge windfall increases in oil revenue.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Punching unpopular pipeline corridors from Fort McMurray to Prince Rupert and Saint John seems an unlikely recipe for national unity. Why is Andrew Scheer pushing a failed policy from the 1970s?|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Don't be surprised if we soon hear Trudeau uttering, as another tough old pol a lot of Canadians liked once did: "Just watch me!"|
|Blog Lia Tarachansky | Many don't understand that Israel/ עם ישראל (the Jewish collective identity), the State of Israel (founded in 1948), and the government of Israel are separate, although they sometimes overlap.|
Trudeau Liberals call the opposition's bluff and 'nationalize' (sort of) the Trans Mountain pipelineDavid J. Climenhaga | Yesterday's announcement puts Canada's opposition in an uncomfortable spot. But when it comes to talking points, modern Conservatives can turn on a dime.
Why demanding Ottawa intervene to bend B.C. to Alberta's will is probably a terrible idea, from Alberta's point of viewDavid J. Climenhaga | It's pretty hard to argue this situation isn't an example of the oil industry's continued domination of the Alberta government.
|News Karl Nerenberg | Pierre Trudeau had been in power for 10 years. Nigeria moved toward a (brief) return to democracy. And René Lévesque prepared the ground for 1980's referendum on Quebec independence.|
In pragmatic move, Premier Rachel Notley appoints former Tory minister from Calgary to infrastructure portfolioDavid J. Climenhaga | The appointment to cabinet of former Tory Sandra Jansen, who crossed the floor to the NDP last year, is designed to win hearts and minds in Calgary, likely to be the key electoral battleground.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Notwithstanding its leaders’ faux tears and faux cries of outrage, the United Conservative Party soon to be led by Jason Kenney is absolutely delighted by this development.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Despite Andrew Scheer's supposedly human face, don't bet the urban farm on him or his Conservative Party getting very far on the strength of a nice smile.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | The Conservative Party of Canada has announced selection of a new leader, a 38-year-old MP from the west named Andrew Scheer. Dear readers, do you see a pattern here?|
|Blog Ehab Lotayef | There is a big difference between P. E. Trudeau's profound vision of Electoral Reform and Proportional Representation and Justin Trudeau's way of tackling the issue, which leaves a lot to be desired.|
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