Budget season is just about over, and the earth really didn’t move very much in Canada. Saskatchewan is the only province with a balanced budget, but Brad Wall and company made life miserable for quite a few people, for reasons …
The Lost War
While many western nations are debating the merits of keeping troops in Afghanistan after 10 years, there is a much older war effort that needs to be discussed as well. The United States seems to have noted this war-weariness. During …
Conservative Commentary – For the Record
So before you ask, where is conservatism going, perhaps it would be better to ask: where has it gone?
Media Release – A Return to Classical Federalism?: The Significance of the Securities Reference Decision
Last December the Supreme Court of Canada stopped Ottawa’s efforts to impose a national securities regulator on the provinces, and in so doing the court returned to constitutional principles that may have far-reaching political implications for the Canadian federation in the future.
A Return to Classical Federalism?
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In a (surprisingly) unanimous decision just prior to Christmas 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the proposal by the federal government as found in the Securities Act to regulate securities in Canada was unconstitutional. The Court …
What the West Wants Next
Prime Minister Stephen Harper came to Ottawa with a checklist of Western grievances he had committed to relieving. At the time it seemed like a long one. Turns out it wasn’t: After little more than five years in power, what early priorities he hasn’t scuttled — such as the Reform party’s one-time tendencies toward social conservative policy and populist democratic reforms — he’s nearly finished.
Federal subsidy to political parties on its way out
State subsidy to federal political parties is soon coming to an end. The multiple benefits of its demise may include healthier politics.
Dick Cheney Speaks in Calgary
Former Vice-President of the United States Dick Cheney spoke to an impressive, yet intimate crowd in Calgary. The Bon Mot Book Club, began by Leah Costello, kicked off its first Calgary speaker series on Tuesday evening. Vice-President Cheney spoke briefly reflecting …
Containing the UN
What would it be like for the UN if the Kyoto objecting countries withheld their UN fees until the IPCC was disbanded?