Reviewing the TPP: Trudeau’s best-case scenario

In the final days of the federal election, with the Liberals leapfrogging over the NDP on an ostensibly progressive platform, one question dogged Trudeau to the end: what was his position on the recently completed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP)? We still don’t quite know the answer, though we may…
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Three things that would make Toronto public libraries even greater

100 million: according to a city staff report, that was the total usage of Toronto’s public libraries in 2014, making it the busiest year since 2005. Public libraries are hugely popular in Toronto — per capita, they’re among the busiest in North America. Despite a rise in public library usage,…
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End of a painful era

The longest election in Canadian memory has produced a new government and a decisive end to the Harper era. The reasons are not especially complicated: Canadians demanded change in Ottawa, and an end to the “politics of fear and divisiveness,” as Liberal leader Justin Trudeau told us repeatedly along the…
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We have a new federal government. What now?

Monday’s election results brought a palpable sense of relief to Canadians who had tired of the divisive and nasty politics of the Harper Conservatives, and they point to important lessons for progressives (which we outlined in this previous post). But a majority government is certainly a lost opportunity. A minority…
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