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Jan 25, 2018
 More details Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada, Jimmy Carter, Margaret Trudeau and Rosalynn Carter at State Visit arrival. Photo: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Looking forward by looking back -- 1978

Karl Nerenberg
Pierre Trudeau had been in power for 10 years. Nigeria moved toward a (brief) return to democracy. And René Lévesque prepared the ground for 1980's referendum on Quebec independence.
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Jan 18, 2018
Photograph of The Reagans and Mulroneys in Quebec in 1985. Photo: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Looking forward by looking back, 1988 -- Part 2

Karl Nerenberg
Brian Mulroney is remembered for his unctuous manner and the whiff of corruption that surrounded him. In fact, his was a consequential government. Part 2 of 2.
News
Jan 17, 2018
November 1988 federal election rally in Calgary. With Mayor Ralph Klein, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Premier Don Getty, and former Prime Minister Joe Clark

Looking forward by looking back, 1988 -- Part 1

Karl Nerenberg
Brian Mulroney is remembered for his unctuous manner and the whiff of corruption that surrounded him. In fact, his was a consequential government. Part 1 of 2.
News
Jan 12, 2018
Photo: Wikimedia

Moving forward by looking back, 1998

Karl Nerenberg
In 1998, it looked like Jean Chrétien and his Liberals could remain in power forever. With his response to the near loss of the 1995 referendum, however, Chrétien sowed the seeds of his party's demise
News
Sep 28, 2017
Image: Flickr/Matt Brown

Unions respond to Phoenix pay system

Meagan Gillmore
Federal employees affected by Phoenix think unions should be more aggressive in pressuring the government to fix the growing problems and provide more clarity to their members about what's happening.
News
Sep 24, 2017
Image: flickr/qwrrty

Life under the cloud of Phoenix's ashes

Meagan Gillmore
Federal employees speak out about the stresses they experienced as a result of problems with the Phoenix payroll system.
News
Sep 22, 2017
Justin Trudeau speaks with employees at the Public Service Pay Centre in Miramichi. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO

More problems with Phoenix pay system revealed

Meagan Gillmore
The Phoenix pay system has been in place for more than 18 months, and problems with it only continue to grow. Workers across the country have consistently been overpaid, underpaid or not paid at all.
News
Sep 14, 2017
Medicare for All Rally in Los Angeles - Feb 2017. Photo: Molly Adams/flickr

Talking to Americans: The health-care debacle

Karl Nerenberg
Many Democrats are showing a renewed interest in a robust public sector solution to the U.S. health insurance system. And their solution would go a lot further than Obamacare.
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Sep 13, 2017
Morning mist Heart Lake, High Peaks region. Photo by Karl Nerenberg

Talking to Americans: Democracy in the Trump era

Karl Nerenberg
An Ohio father and son share a contemptuous skepticism about the current occupant of the White House. And yet, they still have faith in the fundamental fairness of U.S. democracy.

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