From pipelines to Kavanaugh...from illegal refugees to private healthcare - our reflex is to retreat into a form of political tribalism that dramatically oversimplifies the issue while promoting extremism. The only problem is that the world is far more complex.
Last Monday was supposed to be the start date for fining doctors who performed hip, knee or cataract surgeries in any of the 60 private clinics in BC. The government blinked and will now wait for the court decision on preventing any of the 85,000 people currently on wait lists from using their own money to end their suffering.
No one wants to talk about the CO2 emissions if the Trans Mountain expansion is cancelled. Why? Because they'll actually rise if the project's cancelled but rising emissions will be all the focus of the new $40 billion LNG project.
No official details of the new NAFTA deal (not being called the USMCA) have been released yet, but there are some rumors about access to the dairy market and duty free limits. But will the deal be beneficial to Canada?
Do you like the idea of government mandating prices on consumer goods? Imagine if there is a rise in the price of fruits and vegetables in the winter. Is it a good idea for the government to step in and cover the additional costs so Canadians keep paying the same?