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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

James McIntosh

James McIntosh is professor of economics at Concordia University.

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The Devil Is in the Details

Canada’s legalization of marijuana raises a host of policy and health questions January | February 2019
The federal government’s move to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in October 2018 raises many questions about what this will mean for Canada and Canadians. Canada is only the second country in the world to formally legalize the drug and the first G7 country to do so. The government made the move to deal with a situation…

End Reefer Madness

What Canadians really want from the new marijuana laws March 2017
The federal government has now produced its policy document on legalizing and regulating marijuana. ((See “A Framework for the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada: The Final Report of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation,” published by Health Canada on November 30, 2016, and available at Its recommendations cover the production and distribution of both recreational and medical cannabis…