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In September 2013, Loonie Politics started to provide Canadians with a different approach to Canadian political news and analysis. Loonie Politics is a trusted, independent news source that selects the must read daily Canadian political stories and analysis on line and provides a view of the landscape across the country in one location.

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This government needs to be open about its capacity issues - Loonie Politics

  It is probably under-appreciated that the pace at which the government has been moving to address the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented.  It normally takes months, even a year, to design new programs because there needs to be a careful way to e...

Because of COVID-19, governments can return to its role as a proactive defender of its citizens - Loonie Politics

  As part of his inaugural address on January 20, 1981, newly sworn in President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, repeated his infamous catchphrase,“Government is not the solution to our problem.  Government is the problem.” With those ...

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 governm...

COVID-19 can’t derail the Liberal dream of the carbon tax - Loonie Politics

  It seems petty to complain about the carbon tax increase in the midst of a global pandemic.  But similarly, it seems petty for the federal government to not have slammed the brakes on the hike given those same circumstances.  Alas, when it come...

Jason Kenney goes all in on Keystone and Alberta’s energy sector - Loonie Politics

  Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s decision to pump public money into the troubled Keystone pipeline is a huge risk by a political gambler faced with a dwindling stake. The Alberta government will buy $1.5 billion worth of TC Energy shares to allo...