The political landscape in Canada post the 2019 federal election

Chris Jones, Independent Candidate in Ottawa Centre, 2019 Election Results Liberals – 157 MPs elected Conservatives – 121 MPs elected Bloc Quebecois – 32 MPs elected New Democrats – 24 MPs elected Greens – 3 MPs elected Independent – 1 MP elected Seats required for a Majority – 170 MPs The recent federal election, in … Continue reading The political landscape in Canada post the 2019 federal election

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