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The great debate over retirement pensions

The debate whether governments and corporations should encourage early retirement or reward people for working past normal retirement age was rekindled after the federal government recently rejected recommendations by its own economic advisory counci

The great debate over retirement pensions

The debate whether governments and corporations should encourage early retirement or reward people for working past normal retirement age was rekindled after the federal government recently rejected recommendations by its own economic advisory counci

Just call me the Lord of the Fruit Flies

A fruit fly is just about the most insignificant living creature imaginable. They are the very definition of a pest – briefly annoying, basically harmless. Sort of like Don Cherry. But here's the thing about fruit flies — there is never just one.

Boundary battle puts NDP in a bind

One of the most difficult tasks facing any government is achieving a balance between toughness and empathy. Let yourself look weak and the wolves jump and you don't last long (see Stephane Dion).

A brief history of the PM and the POTUS

Politics, the saying goes, makes strange bedfellows … and you don't get any stranger than Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau. Sometime this month, the U.S. president is expected to meet with our prime minister.

'Unite the right' not as simple as it sounds

The Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership campaign has produced some unusual results. One candidate, Sandra Jansen, left the party to become a New Democrat MLA. Jason Kenney makes a better fit with the Wildrose party but is running as a PC.

What the Trump effect could mean to Canada

The personal finances of Canadians -- their pension plans, individual retirement savings, where they vacation and where they buy or sell property – will be greatly affected in 2017 by uncertainty caused by things happening outside of Canada, particul

A brief history of the PM and the POTUS

Politics, the saying goes, makes strange bedfellows … and you don't get any stranger than Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau. Sometime this month, the U.S. president is expected to meet with our prime minister.

What the Trump effect could mean to Canada

The personal finances of Canadians -- their pension plans, individual retirement savings, where they vacation and where they buy or sell property – will be greatly affected in 2017 by uncertainty caused by things happening outside of Canada, particul

Alberta has already had its populist moment

A big political win is like a trend in the stock market or in house prices: a lot of people want to pile on board. It's not surprising to see Canadians trying to take lessons from the Brexit vote and Donald Trump's presidential election.