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Canada’s populist wave might not be white

Columnist Doug Saunders says if you look closely at Rob Ford’s success in becoming a populist mayor of Toronto seven years ago, one can see how a Canadian populist swell could occur with significant recent immigrant participation.

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Sat, February 18 2017 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, politics » No Comments

Who will fill in for the missing journalists?

Canada has lost about one-third of its journalists in the past six years alone. If we assume those jobs aren’t coming back, who, if anyone, will perform the work once done by those lost journos? This is the first in a series of Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy Journalism articles on the topic of Canada’s […]

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Sat, February 4 2017 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Who will fill in for the missing journalists?

The Keystone XL pipeline is approved by Trump, but will it be built?

One expert opines that even though Keystone XL got the go-ahead from U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, there’s only a 50 per cent it will actually be built.

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Trudeau defends oilsands at Calgary town hall

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who said he misspoke in Peterborough when he said the oilsands should be phased out, defended both the oilsands and pipelines during a town hall at the University of Calgary.

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Tue, January 24 2017 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Trudeau defends oilsands at Calgary town hall

Justin and family’s carbon-heavy winter vacation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire and their three children and a nanny took a Canadian Challenger military jet down to the Bahamas, where they further travelled by private helicopter to a private island owned by the Agha Khan, a longtime family friend. While Trudeau has paid a political price for the holiday […]

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Fri, January 20 2017 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, politics » Comments Off on Justin and family’s carbon-heavy winter vacation

Trudeau infuriates Alta. politicians over talk of phasing out the oilsands

At a town hall meeting in Peterborough, Ont., Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talked about phasing out Alberta’s oilsands. Alberta politicians reacted in an unremarkably predictable way.

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Fri, January 13 2017 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Trudeau infuriates Alta. politicians over talk of phasing out the oilsands

Deal sort of reached on national climate plan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a national climate change agreement with the exception of two holdout provinces — Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

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Fri, December 9 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Deal sort of reached on national climate plan

Kinder Morgan, Line 3 pipelines approved by Trudeau cabinet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, the Enbridge Line 3 replacement project and the death of the Northern Gateway pipeline project.

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Tue, November 29 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Kinder Morgan, Line 3 pipelines approved by Trudeau cabinet

Canada to phase out coal-fired electricity by 2030

The federal government announced that coal-fired electricity is to largely be gone from the Canadian landscape in about 13 years.

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Mon, November 21 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Canada to phase out coal-fired electricity by 2030

Canadians don’t understand magnitude of climate problem, feds say

Lede: “The federal government has released its long-term climate strategy with a caution that most Canadians — while sympathetic to the cause — don’t yet understand the “magnitude of the challenge.”

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Fri, November 18 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Canadians don’t understand magnitude of climate problem, feds say