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In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

Andrew Coyne

Andrew Coyne is a Canadian political columnist with, and editorial and comments editor of, the National Post and a member of the At Issue panel on CBC’s The National.

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Writing about Harper

Two new books expose the limits of polemic April 2015
The sins of the Harper government are well known. The party that came to power preaching accountability and ethics has instead done its best to undermine every institution of accountability that we possess, even as it slowly descends into its own ethical bog. The party that once stood for the rights of ordinary members of Parliament to represent their constituents is now the nearest thing to one-man…

Post-Economic Politics in Canada

Despite the 2008 crisis, left and right increasingly agree on fiscal policy May 2012
The following is a version of Andrew Coyne’s May 14, 2012 “The LRC Presents…” talk, presented in partnership with TVO’s Big Ideas. I. The crisis, and after At the height of the financial crisis, in October of 2008, the finance ministers and central bank governors of the G7 countries gathered in Washington for an emergency…

Our Feudal Immigration Policy

Why should an accident of birth determine who benefits from citizenship? July–August 2009
Until its reform in 2000, German immigration law was based on a principle that many Canadians might find objectionable, even disturbing: blood. To be a German citizen, you had to be born to German parents. Thousands of “guest workers” who had lived in Germany from birth, some even second and third generation, were permanently excluded from ever becoming full members of the…