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A look at just how many people left Ontario and the Prairies for the East and West coasts

Inter-provincial moves happened in the highest numbers in a second quarter since 1972
Freeland elbow bumps Trudeau after being sworn in as finance minister following a cabinet shuffle at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Aug. 18, 2020 (CP/Sean Kilpatrick)

’Avoid creating new permanent spending’

Paul Wells: Earlier this year, Justin Trudeau gave his finance minister a mandate to avoid any new recurring spending. Here is a brief history of that doomed campaign.
Trudeau puts on his mask after speaking during a news conference in Ottawa on Nov. 6, 2020 (CP/Adrian Wyld)

Enough is enough—time for a national response to COVID

Scott Gilmore: Trudeau must stop scolding premiers from the sidelines. He’s the fire chief, and it’s time to put out the fire.
Dwight Ball Philippe Couillard Doug Ford Stephen McNeil Brian Gallant Wade MacLauchlan Brian Pallister Scott Moe Rachel Notley

Is it time to abolish provinces?

Scott Gilmore: This middle tier of government makes no sense in an increasingly urban Canada, and its distorting effect on our politics will only get worse
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The ’free the beer’ ruling and the Supreme Court’s record of putting the brakes on change

On stock market regulation, Senate reform, even appointments to its own bench, the top court has disappointed those unhappy with the status quo
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How will the provinces sell pot?

Ottawa’s bill to legalize weed leaves the provinces with hard questions about how to sell the drug. Here’s what some have planned so far.
It’s time for the premiers to step into the leadership void

Time for premiers to step into void

Provinces must lead on economic as well as social policy