Navigating the politics of Canada's rail blockades

With protesting blocking major Canadian rail arteries now entering their third week, pressure is mounting for a solution. Despite restarting service on some routes yesterday, VIA Rail temporarily laid off 1,000 of its employees. Those lay-offs are on top of the 450 announced by CN earlier this week. Job losses and other economic costs mountContinue reading “Navigating the politics of Canada's rail blockades”

In a leadership vacuum, speak up + seize the narrative

That it should come to this… That’s the headline to which Canadians awoke this past Saturday morning. Granted, the National Post is not a fan of Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, at the best of times. But Trudeau has had a particularly rough few weeks (and, at times, he hasn’t helped his own cause). SinceContinue reading “In a leadership vacuum, speak up + seize the narrative”

#CdnAgDay and ag-vocacy

Canada’s farmers and agri-food producers feed cities and people around the world. Beyond their vital contributions to Canada’s economy, their work also contributes to Canadians’ well-being. Despite all that, though, Canada’s farm families have had a very rough couple of years. Trade disputes, bad weather last season, and other factors have led to real hardshipContinue reading “#CdnAgDay and ag-vocacy”

The business of committees

The Hill is buzzing with activity this week. House of Commons committee membership lists are being finalized, and Chairs and Vice-Chairs being elected! (Pause for reaction) (Crickets) (Wait, are you actually *yawning?*) Okay, granted, this may seem like particularly process-nerdy, North-of-the-Queensway, inside baseball stuff. Like, OMG, what does that have to do with Canadians’ dailyContinue reading “The business of committees”