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Dale Smith

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Dale Smith is a freelance journalist in the Parliamentary Press Gallery, and author of The Unbroken Machine: Canada’s Democracy in Action (release March 2017).

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2021 COLUMNS

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Erin O’Toole wants a cookie for his climate plan
O’Toole is shilling for the vaccine fairy
The problematic push for Basic Income
What might the federal child care commitment look like in the budget?
Proposing more unilateral impositions from Ottawa
Going after Payette’s pension is asking for trouble
On summoning staffers to committee
Erin O’Toole: Weak leader or symbol of the leadership disconnect?
Do we need to worry about the PBO?
Another Trudeau half-measure, GG edition
The other reason we’ll never be rid of the monarchy
Alberta’s political culture needs a reckoning
Being cute with economic data won’t help those being left behind
Parliament should reconsider the morality of hybrid sittings, given their human cost
“Green Lantern Theory” has infected Canadian politics
Are we capable of an adult conversation about the next GG?
Is this the best way to declare a genocide in China?
Our weakened parties are no longer instruments of reconciliation
Erin O’Toole is banking on a bro-covery
There are no mandates in Canada
A reality check on vaccine procurement
Does the Senate need a doyen of racism?
An empty Commons sends the wrong message
The Liberals finally wrested open the Pandora’s box of remote voting
Exit Julie Payette, in the hopes that her successor will be better
Life came at Erin O’Toole fast
Paid sick leave needs the premiers to step up
Recall legislation won’t be the cure
When will there be a reckoning over the rhetoric that is eroding our democratic norms?
Kenney is about to taste the anger he fomented
Farewell to the woman who saved the Senate

 

2020 COLUMNS