Is it the best of times or the worst? | May-June 2015
For the average Canadian, are these the best of times or the worst? Of course this is a false dichotomy, but much of the commentary in the media is that polarized. In this issue David Rothwell and Jennifer Robson show that the answer to the question depends largely on what measure we use. They find there is much good news about income — but an equal measure of bad news about assets. Also in this issue, Anthony Doob and Cheryl Webster survey the Harper government’s criminal justice policy and what comes next; Christopher Alcantara and Michael Morden look at the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s landmark Tsilhqot’in decision on its one-year anniversary; and Mary Campbell examines the court's assisted suicide ruling in the context of how the law treats killing as lawful or less culpable. As well, there is rumination on telecommunications policy, the anti-terrorism legislation,university taxation, and more. There is also an excerpt from Middle Power, Middle Kingdom: What Canadians Need to Know about China in the 21st Century, David Mulroney’s new book criticizing the Canadian government’s foreign policy as speaking loudly and carrying a small stick.