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Trudeau government should provide fiscal update—now

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Big government, just in time

Big government road into town just in time, but alas when he jumped off his bronco and reached for his six-gun it became clear he wasn’t just-in-time government. What is clear from the COVID-19 crisis is that we should always choose our leaders with one thing in mind: character. Character determi ...

When it comes to COVID-19 and borders, Liberal government shows a lack of competence - Loonie Politics

  Whether it was Doug Ford and Justin Trudeau fighting about illegal immigration, Ford and John Tory battling over municipal elections, or Trudeau and various premiers feuding about the carbon tax, there’s been no shortage of animosity between various levels of government in Canada over recen ...

Now more than ever we need partisanship - Loonie Politics

  With the coronavirus raging, we are hearing predictable calls for people to put petty partisanship aside and let government work its magic.  Which suggests that many people fail to grasp what partisanship is for: to expose that government is not magic. I don’t doubt that in an emergency go ...

Trudeau’s gong show was depressing - Loonie Politics

  When it became more and more evident that the Covid-19 pandemic was upon us, Parliamentarians were amongst the first to lead by example and implement social distancing measures, shutting down Parliament. But on Friday March 13, MPs not only agreed to suspend their work to allow the government to ...

Trudeau’s Corona Coup - Loonie Politics

  Never let a crisis go to waste. Those immortal words from Barack Obama’s one-time chief of staff were evidently embraced by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government as Canada continues to see the number of its citizens infected with COVID-19 rise. The House of Commons reconvened Tuesday for what ...

Political careers are made (or ended) in times of crisis - Loonie Politics

  Leadership in good times means little. Leadership in bad times means everything. And these times, they are indisputably bad.  Grim, grinding, grotesque.  For the rest of our lives, we will all remember the dark days of 2020, when nothing was again the same.  Everyone, everything, everywhe ...

Trudeau continues his quest to buy a seat on the UN Security Council - Loonie Politics

  Apparently Canada is forging ahead with its pseudo-crucial bid for a United Nations Security Council seat.  And if you think it’s an odd thing to be worrying about with the COVID-19 pandemic going on and the economy locked down and the government “injecting” billions of dollars of pretend ...

On capitalism, the coronavirus pandemic and the next great crisis

Brent Patterson A new article in the Monthly Review by two epidemiologists, a disease ecologist and a PhD in human geography, provides significant political and economic context to the coronavirus pandemic that has been missing in mainstream media coverage. The article introduces the framework th ...

Remembering political economist Mel Watkins

Karl Nerenberg Canada is facing critical shortages of necessary medical supplies right now, but if the country had heeded the advice, five decades ago, of political economist Mel Watkins, we might be far more self-sufficient today. Watkins, who died at the age of 87 on Thursday, April 2, chaired ...