Progressive message wins the day! In this July edition of the Canadian Centre's newsletter, we will be featuring several articles on the Ontario election as well as a youth perspective on what it means to be Canadian.

Please visit our website over the summer for analysis of topical issues including the Northern Gateway pipeline,  the national relevance of the Supreme Court ruling on the Tsilhqot'in title claim in B.C., and the future of the CBC.  

Reflections on a successor: Peterson says Kathleen Wynne showed the right qualities of leadership under pressure

Reflections on a successor: Peterson says Kathleen Wynne showed the right qualities of leadership under pressure

“This was a very personal victory for Kathleen Wynne, she was absolutely remarkable”, says David Peterson, one of Wynne’s predecessors, a colleague in the rarified club of Ontario party leaders who has been in the heat of an election, having won one election and lost one and kind of drew on his first. “There is something remarkable about her. She …

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Journey to Queens Park

My road to a winning election for MPP of Halton began decades ago in a country thousands of miles away from Halton. I was born in Durban, South Africa under the Apartheid. I spent my early years in a country that did not give everyone the right to vote or have a say in their political future. It was a …

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THE LIBERAL BRAND IS STRONG - and other lessons from the Ontario election

THE LIBERAL BRAND IS STRONG - and other lessons from the Ontario election

It was a surprising outcome to most people including some of the best pollsters I spoke to earlier this week. And there are lots of lessons to be learned from it. 1. The hard core conservative message did not work as some thought it would. Ontario is not moving to the right as writers Daryl Bricker and John Ibbitson suggested …

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Mourir dans la dignité - Ottawa met en garde les médecins du Québec

Malgré l'adoption de la loi québécoise permettant de mettre fin aux souffrances des patients, le procureur général du Canada, Peter MacKay, conseille aux médecins du Québec de respecter le Code criminel.  

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ROBERT ASSELIN PROPOSES MANDATORY VOTING AND PREFERENTIAL BALLOTS

Robert Asselin proposes mandatory voting and preferential ballots

Canada should adopt mandatory voting and a preferential ballot to re-engage citizens in the political system and reinforce democracy, says a new paper by an adviser to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. The analysis, by academic Robert Asselin for the think-tank Canada 2020, comes as Conservative backbencher Michael Chong pushes a bill aimed at rebalancing power between the Prime Minister's Office …

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Four young Canadians share their thoughts on Canada Day

Four young Canadians share their thoughts on Canada Day

Four young people have differing views on what Canada and Canada Day means to them.  Some real pride and some real concerns..... I am a very proud Canadian. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, I've always thought of Canada as a friendly and inclusive place to live. In the past, we have been known internationally as peacekeepers and great …

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