The Failure of Our National Discourse

If you’re like me and believe that Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline from Alberta’s oil sands to the BC coast will never come to fruition (and I’m clearly not alone in thinking this to be the case), then you have to ask yourself the question: what’s next for Canada’s energy debate? Northern Gateway is trending because[…]

Tackling the Democratic Deficit

Just because you’ll never see my name on a ballot, doesn’t mean that I’ve quit believing in the importance of politics. (Though sometimes I’d like to fool myself into believing it doesn’t matter…thanks Toronto City Hall!) I vote. Always. And I’ll work to support candidates I believe in – across party lines. However, as we[…]

Who wants to run for office?

I’ve long been accused of harbouring political ambitions. As those who know me well can attest, this couldn’t be further from the truth. While in politics it’s always said that one should never say never, I can say with ease that running for office is something I will never, never consider.  And I’m not alone in[…]