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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

Matthew Mendelsohn

Matthew Mendelsohn is the founding director of the Mowat Centre in the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. He served as a deputy minister in the government of Ontario from 2004 to 2009.

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Matthew Mendelsohn

The East Wants In

But casting the rest of Canada as villains isn’t the best way to equality June 2014
When I was in graduate school—and later, teaching graduate students—the reading lists covering Quebec nationalism and Western Canadian regionalism were fat. The number of books on Ontario’s perspectives were sparse, but most of us concluded that Ontario’s dominance of Canadian politics made a uniquely Ontario perspective unnecessary: Ontario’s story was implicitly Canada’s. In all of…

Big Brother No More

Ontario’s and Canada’s interests are no longer identical October 2010
In 2006, all governments were staking out their positions on the renegotiation of the equalization formula. Most provinces wanted the program expanded, but Ontario had publicly stated that federal programs, like equalization, that drained money from Ontario to support other provinces were unsustainable for the Ontario economy. In an attempt to come to an agreement among…