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Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

Christopher Flavelle

Christopher Flavelle is a member of the editorial board at Bloomberg View, where parts of this essay also appear. He has worked at Walrus, Slate and ProPublica, and was chief speechwriter to Liberal leader Stéphane Dion. He can be reached at

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Measuring What Matters

Why our next election should be fought on the numbers April 2014
The scandals that cling to Stephen Harper’s Conservative government like so much cheap tinsel, from Pierre Poutine to Nigel Wright’s cheque and everything in between, have put us at considerable risk of a federal election campaign next year that looks a lot like the last one: the opposition parties will argue that the Conservatives’ behaviour makes them unfit to…