A word from a concerned friend Since the election of President Donald Trump, many of us who believe in liberal democracy and related norms, including equality of the sexes and amongst peoples, have been holding our breath in a protracted “Kumbaya”. Four months already and counting, yet the initial feeling of disbelief and alarm has […]


L to R: Dr. Richard M. Alway, Chairman, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada; Sen. Landon Pearson; Patricia Pearson, Author; Hon. Andrew Leslie, MP, representing the Government of Canada. Table of Contents 1. The commemorative event on April 4 2. The Top 20 Pearson accomplishments 3. “LBP” by Patricia Pearson __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Invitation of event […]


There’s more to the stay-the-course budget than suggested First published in the Hill Times Monday, April 3, 2017 Depending which part of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s budget you focus on, it was any of those things and more. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright PUBLISHED : Monday, April 3, 2017 12:00 AM OTTAWA—So what […]


Opinion Leitch, O’Leary and Trump can be a potent mix Suddenly being like Trump may not be such a good thing, and will be a less good thing going forward. By ANDREW CARDOZO PUBLISHED in the Hill Times: Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 12:00 AM OTTAWA—Life just got a whole lot more complicated for Kellie Leitch […]


What Democrats Can Learn From Hillary Clinton’s Tragedy The art of political persuasion matters more than the mechanics of mobilization. Will Marshall 12.07.16 1:00 AM ET As Democrats debate why they lost the 2016 elections, Hillary Clinton must feel like the star-crossed heroine in a Greek tragedy. She beat Donald Trump handily, by a margin […]


Integrative Solutions for Security BY JONATHAN CALOF © 2016 FrontLine Security (Vol 11, No 4) (FrontLine Security magazine) FrontLine Security needs to look at keeping the general population safe and secure more broadly than we had in the past. Food safety, for example, is important and not just from the perspective of bio-terrorism threats. The […]


Seven big developments in Canadian politics to watch for We live in an era where politics change constantly and the unexpected is what happens again and again. Brexit and Donald Trump are now synonyms for unexpected change as much as they are about what they are. But we can still put together the results of […]


The Government of Canada discussion paper, Towards a Poverty Reduction Strategy, asks for suggestions on how the federal government can better align its poverty reduction efforts with those of provinces, territories, municipalities and communities. It also solicits suggestions on how it can encourage ongoing dialogue with other governments, community organizations, businesses and academia about poverty […]


On December 20, 2016, Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau and US President Obama released the United States-Canada Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement. It cited a series of bilateral efforts aimed at ensuring a strong, sustainable and viable Arctic economy and ecosystem. This release sets the stage for the deepening of partnerships with other Arctic nations and the […]


March 28, 2017 Report of The Pearson Centre Roundtable on Poverty Reduction By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre Hosted by the Somerset West Community Health Centre, Ottawa December 8, 2016 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Executive Summary 2. Overview; Format and Objectives 3. Discussion Summary 4. Analytical Comments 5. Recommendations for the Federal […]

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