Roy Romanow and I just published this piece making the case that ending homelessness should be a top priority in the government’s promised National Housing Strategy. Shortly after we put our thoughts on paper, two more homeless people died. Tens of thousands of Canadians every day face the perils, loneliness and exclusion that come … Continue reading
Here is a piece I wrote for CCPA on the policy benefits of a more proportional electoral system.
Here are the notes for my introductory comments to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform July 27, 2016 I thank the committee for the opportunity to appear on this important issue. I have been a longtime proponent of electoral reform as a key to democratic renewal. While no electoral system is perfect, the comparative … Continue reading
June 01, 2016 09:00 ET Former Saskatchewan Premier Roy Romanow Elected Co-Chair of Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness Board of Directors CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – June 1, 2016) – The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) today announced the election of former Saskatchewan Premier Roy Romanow to Co-Chair the CAEH Board of Directors. Romanow will share … Continue reading
A couple of days back, Ed Broadbent, Hugh Segal and I published an op-ed making the case for some form of proportional representation. Yesterday the government announced its process for assessing a range of options to make 2015 the last federal election under our first past the post system. And today the editorial pages are … Continue reading
Here is an op ed in the Star on what we might learn from the Bernie Sanders campaign
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2015/10/02/austeritys-vicious-circle.html. Here is my latest written for The Toronto Star as part of their series on how Canada has changed over the last ten years.