Parka and dagger

Commentary, Politics, Robert Murray

There has been no shortage of messages sent between Moscow and Ottawa since the outbreak of tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine. In the most recent development, Moscow announced on Tuesday that it had expelled a Canadian diplomat. …

An Elected Senate: Recipe for Gridlock

Commentary, Politics, Frontier Centre

We can’t get rid of the Senate, nor would we want to do so. In quiet committees, removed from public gaze and the passions of the day, the senators perform a useful role, subjecting legislation to careful scrutiny. With greater experience than his colleagues in the House of Commons, a Senator can take a longer view and see unintended and unexpected consequences. And the cost is trivial.