Video – The case for Citizens’ Assemblies

  The case for Citizens' Assemblies is compelling in my view.  Canada is basically functioning with 19th Century representational political structures that are no longer adequate against the backdrop of a highly informed citizenry in a digital age.  Enhanced information flows and the ability of citizens to grapple with most issues now renders the current … Continue reading Video – The case for Citizens’ Assemblies

Pollution from the surface transport sector

Policy Options article from 2003 on pollution from surface transportation The attached piece was written sixteen years ago with my friend John Roberts who at that point was no longer a politician.  Disclaimer - I was working at the time for the Canadian Railways but still believe that the analysis of cost shifting in the … Continue reading Pollution from the surface transport sector

CMHC provides frank insight into Canadian household indebtedness

It is rare in official Ottawa for candid admissions about the dire state of Canadian household indebtedness to be made public.  Successive neoliberal Conservative and Liberal governments have tended to regard the financialization of the Canadian economy and the accompanying growth in household indebtedness as either an insignificant or a benign development.  I have tried … Continue reading CMHC provides frank insight into Canadian household indebtedness