A circus is coming to Ontario and you’re all invited!

By Sarah Warry-Poljanski Ontarians are getting ready to enter the province’s 42nd election in early June of 2018 and, boy, it's going to be a zinger. After much speculation earlier this summer, Kathleen Wynne has promised she will continue to carry the torch as leader for the Ontario Liberals in the next election. Wynne currently … Continue reading A circus is coming to Ontario and you’re all invited!

How Kathleen Wynne Wins By Losing

Photo Credit: CTV By Josh Lieblein Normally you wouldn't use the expression "spoiled for choice" to describe Ontarians, but when it comes to reasons to hate their Premier, they've got more options than they can count. And that's a problem. One list I saw floating around Twitter this week included actionable items as diverse as school closings, the … Continue reading How Kathleen Wynne Wins By Losing

Trudeau’s Continued Underfunding of Canada’s Military Unlikely to Last

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals released its annual budget last week and there was no additional funding earmarked for defense. Not since 1972, when Trudeau’s father Pierre Elliott Trudeau was PM and first cut military spending, has Canada contributed two percent of its GDP to defence. Canada currently spends just under one percent of GDP … Continue reading Trudeau’s Continued Underfunding of Canada’s Military Unlikely to Last

‘Shattered Mirror’ report’s suggestions to fix Canadian media wonderful for a Black Mirror episode

On Thursday the Public Policy Forum (PPF) released its government-commissioned report, "The Shattered Mirror",  which depicted today's world as a "post-truth" dystopian nightmare. According to the report's ominous introduction, "Established news organizations have been left gasping" and  "native digital alternatives have failed to develop journalistic mass." Then the report--GASP!--asks the reader to "imagine a world … Continue reading ‘Shattered Mirror’ report’s suggestions to fix Canadian media wonderful for a Black Mirror episode

Trumped-up charges: The Donald and his friend Goliath

Trump's Bombastic Bomb # 1 Back in the middle of June, Donald Trump's announcement speech marked the first time there has been such an overblown hairy ado over a coiffure and rape since Alexander Pope's Rape of the Lock satirized the frivolity of eighteenth-century high society in 1712. Trump's rape comments and wispy locks were … Continue reading Trumped-up charges: The Donald and his friend Goliath