The No Wynne Scenario Podcast (Ep. 8): Municipalities and the Province (October 26, 2017)

Apologies for the long hiatus. This podcast was recorded back on October 26. In this episode Josh and his anonymous municipal political activist explain how municipalities work politically, including their relationship with the province. We also discuss the Sudbury bribery trial being thrown out by the judge, as well as Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario … Continue reading The No Wynne Scenario Podcast (Ep. 8): Municipalities and the Province (October 26, 2017)

A Warning to Albertans: Prepare Yourselves for the Identity Politics Onslaught

By Josh Lieblein Nothing shatters the relative calm of Canadian discourse so completely as a full-throated Albertan cry for redress against the perfidious East. When Ryan Rados raked my home province of Ontario over the coals in his justifiably harsh missive, I felt the burn. I can't argue with Ryan's characterization of our out-of-control debt … Continue reading A Warning to Albertans: Prepare Yourselves for the Identity Politics Onslaught

Canada, Alberta Is Ready To Break Up

By Ryan Rados Alberta is closing in on a $40 billion provincial debt. Our economy took the biggest hit during the oil crash, and yet we're still sending money to Ontario and Quebec. Albertans can't be blamed for any resentment they might feel toward Eastern Canada, especially when people like Montreal's mayor take pride in … Continue reading Canada, Alberta Is Ready To Break Up

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

Western Provinces and Nova Scotia Given Disproportionately Less Canada 150 Grant Money Last Two Years

An analysis of Canadian Heritage's proactive disclosure of the distribution of Canada 150 grant money in the past two years shows the western provinces (Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia) and Nova Scotia have thus far received significantly smaller portions of overall grant money in comparison to their respective proportions of the national population. By the end of last … Continue reading Western Provinces and Nova Scotia Given Disproportionately Less Canada 150 Grant Money Last Two Years