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Municipal politics is all about personalities

In Toronto you had to get council onside first before meeting with Toronto's longest serving Mayor (now Senator) Art Eggleton. This is because Mayor Eggleton...

Should Ontario get equalization?

THUNDER BAY, ON, Mar 8, 2014/ / – Independent Liberal Senate Leader James Cowan recently indicated he wants the Senate to investigate whether the present...

The myth of Harper's job creation record

Art-Eggleton OTTAWA, ON, Jan 31, 2014/ / – With close to 46, 000 Canadians getting pink slips in December, Canadians are getting the picture that...

It's time to test a basic guaranteed annual income

Conservative economist Milton Friedman was a proponent of basic income, as is former Conservative Sen. Hugh Segal. On the other end, Green Party Leader Elizabeth...

Why it's time for a National Autism Strategy

What became clear that day is something I've heard autism champion, Senator Jim Munson, say before: autism doesn't affect Liberals or Conservatives or NDPers. It's...

Islanders demand free ride on Confederation Bridge

That mantle has now been take up by Senator Percy Downe. Both Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard are now arguing the...

Mike Duffy trial again puts PEI centre stage nationally

With the retirement of Catherine Callbeck last year, that means the Island realistically has only two senators – half its complement. While that may not...

Room for improvement in pharmaceutical drug regulation

OTTAWA, ON, Mar 13, 2015/ / – Prescription pharmaceuticals have saved and improved many lives, but they can also be deadly. How can we make...

Former PM's quota system for female politicians simplistic

Catherine Callbeck, a PEI premier and recently retired senator, is attending many of the sessions but is not the official PEI delegate – that honour...

A month to forget for “the Duff”

CORNWALL, PEI, Jul 27, 2014/ / – With 31 criminal charges and a possible love child in Peru, July has certainly been a month to...

Municipal politics is all about personalities

In Toronto you had to get council onside first before meeting with Toronto's longest serving Mayor (now Senator) Art Eggleton. This is because Mayor Eggleton...