Canada Liberalism

How Identity Politics Is Destroying The Left And Being Used By The 'Alt-Right'

Lauryn Oates | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada
Lauryn Oates

Identity politics, long well entrenched in the liberal arts circles of academia, have seemingly broken out of the confines of campus debates and critical theory textbooks, and emerged into the mainstream, suddenly becoming a heated theme in the media.

Ayn Rand: Defending Capitalism On Moral Grounds

Jasmin Guénette | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada
Jasmin Guénette

Few thinkers of the classical liberal tradition elicit the kind of strong reactions that Ayn Rand does. Love her or hate her, the Russian-born America...

Aging World Social Forum Can Still Be The Leader The Left Needs

Nick Fillmore | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Nick Fillmore

It is time for the WSF to seriously evaluate itself and its place in the world. The movement has lost some of its radical edge over the years. Organizers have given in to some extent to the influences of government and the corporate world -- initially the group's main enemies.

Canada Welcomes The Return Of Liberal Democracy

Henry Mintzberg | Posted 01.14.2017 | Canada
Henry Mintzberg

Now Justin Trudeau is defining Canada, at home and abroad. But of course, Canada has defined Justin Trudeau. Can we imagine anyone who is more quintessentially Canadian, in his open, compassionate, and thoughtful style; and thoroughly bilingual, to boot?

What Afghans Can Teach Canadians About Terrorism Response

Lauryn Oates | Posted 01.03.2015 | Canada
Lauryn Oates

It was strange to receive the news in a country where terror is an every day occurrence, that a deranged jihadist had shed blood on Canadian soil, rampaging through our normally peaceful capital, on the heels of another attack days earlier in Montreal. I knew, too, that the people of Afghanistan would have sound advice to offer Canadians.

Why I'm A Liberal -- And Why Liberalism Lives

Bob Rae | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada Politics
Bob Rae

I am a Liberal because I believe that love is better than hate, because I believe in celebrating success and never resenting it, and because I do not mock failure. I believe in enough government to help us all achieve success, but not too much government to stifle initiative and creativity.

Should The Next Liberal Leader Follow Obama's Lead?

Errol P. Mendes | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Errol P. Mendes

President Obama's liberal warrior call happens at the same time as the Liberal Party of Canada seeks not only a new leader, but also to reclaim its place as the alternative to the hard right government of Stephen Harper that has more in common with the hard right of the Republican Party than the Progressive Conservative Party of Diefenbaker, Joe Clark and Mulroney.

I am a Liberal. And I am Canadian.

Omar Alghabra | Posted 04.08.2012 | Canada Politics
Omar Alghabra

A compelling leadership requires a relevant vision. That's what the Liberal Party historically has provided Canadians. In the last few years, many Liberals have let their memories become greater than their dreams. Canadians want to hear about our dreams more than they want to be educated about our past.

Progressive Jews Can Love Israel; Religious Jews Can Love Peace

Mira Sucharov | Posted 01.22.2012 | Canada
Mira Sucharov

Instead of a person's values coming to carefully inform one's opinions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, what I'm seeing is the reflexive taking of sides. What could be a very fruitful discussion about values, ethics and policy instead comes to resemble a boxing ring, with everyone in their corners primed to fight.

The Closing of the Canadian Mind? Readers Respond

Johannes Wheeldon, Ph.D | Posted 10.16.2011 | Canada
Johannes Wheeldon, Ph.D

I do not know the solution to small-mindedness as a part of conservative political strategies, but at least part of the answer requires progressives to ask some rather basic questions about what they believe and why. Here are a few starters.