Category Archives: Government

What’s the deal on Greek debt?

See my latest thoughts on the Greek financial crisis on the IRPP’s Policy Options blog here.
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Executive seduces legislature

The National Post just published my article on how legislators aren’t keeping the executive in line (or judges) and we aren’t making them do it. Politics isn’t a fun sport with orange, blue and red competing for supremacy. It’s about … Continue reading

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What does Magna Carta mean to Canada?

Last night I attended an excellent panel discussion “Magna Carta: What does it mean to Canada?” hosted by House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer. And I was very struck by a comment by panelist the Hon. Pierre Poilievre (Minister of Employment … Continue reading

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I think maybe they already know

Here’s yet another weird story. The head of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea wants people to use balloons and computer hacking to spread the news within North Korea that … Continue reading

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In defence of Sun News

Yes, there was news on Sun News Network. My colleague David Akin offers a spirited defence of the network in Maclean’s, pointing out that for all the mockery of our station, his Battleground show in particular often gave more detailed attention to politics … Continue reading

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