The Decade in Politics

From predicting civil war in the US to evaluating the health of our own democracy, these are the politics conversations that helped define Canada

The Decade in Politics

As the 2010s come to a close, we look back at a mix of our favourite stories and speakers. From predicting civil war in the US to evaluating the health of our own democracy, these are the ideas, people, and conversations that helped define Canada




Is Canada Broken?

BY SARMISHTA SUBRAMANIAN
The country seems more polarized than ever. Here’s what that means for the next election



Illustration of the American flag with snakes as some of the red and white stripes.

America’s Next Civil War

BY STEPHEN MARCHE
The United States shows all the warning signs of impending social and political collapse




Chrystia Freeland Wants to Fix the Twenty-first Century

BY SIMON LEWSEN
Why Canada’s foreign-affairs minister believes saving NAFTA will help save the world



How I Survived Residential School and Became a Leader

BY STEPHEN KAKFWI
My path to becoming premier of the Northwest Territories and president of the Dene Nation




Is Jason Kenney Too Extreme for the Conservatives?

BY MARCI MCDONALD
The Alberta politician is a contender to lead the country, but he may not be interested in courting the centre




My Week at Sea with Canada’s Alt-Right

BY PETER NORMAN
An undercover leftie cruises the Caribbean with Ezra Levant and his army of Trump supporters, conspiracy theorists, and Islamophobes



Animated illustration of Alberta's provincial flag, a man walking away with bags of money, a train, some wheat and an oil rig worker with his back to us.

The Great Myth of Alberta Conservatism

BY JEN GERSON
With an election approaching in spring 2019, it’s worth asking if we’re all wrong about the province


The Art of Being Offended

BY AMANDA LANG
When someone challenges your deeply held views, be willing to change your mind



Why Are We Bombing ISIS? Our Government Has No Idea

BY PATRICK GRAHAM
There is little evidence the Canadian government’s analysis has gone much beyond patriotism and propaganda




Eva Aariak Is Reinventing Politics in the North

BY LISA GREGOIRE
The Nunavut premier is one of several women who are defining the future of the territory




How to Save the Conservative Party

BY ANDREW COYNE
The days of conservatism as a revolutionary force are gone. The movement must instead rebuild as an intellectual force—one that can win minds, not just the odd election




Elizabeth May Fights by Her Own Rules

BY SUSAN HARADA
The Green Party’s Elizabeth May went to Ottawa to champion environmental issues. Now the country’s hardest-working politician is out to rescue the democratic process


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