Like father, like son: Can Justin Trudeau remake himself, as his father did? If he is like his father, he will listen to old hands, issue fewer apologies and honour more promises ANDREW COHEN SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED 3 DAYS AGO UPDATED OCTOBER 25, 2019 339 COMMENTS Open this photo in gallery [...]

The Narrative

So very well put and so applicable to many countries around the world right now.

I can't believe it!

What is Brexit but a clash of stories, or narratives. In the first, UK is a part of a collaborative European Union that arose out of the ashes of the World Wars to establish an island of peace and commerce that is a beacon to the rest of the world. In the second, UK frees itself from the tyranny of an overseeing and threatening superstate, and goes forth free again to trade on its own terms with the world, as in some mythical past times.

These two stories are so completely incompatible that the country is now riven. We are in the midst of a narrative war. Of course, we always are. The conventional left-right prism in politics is a characterisation of two stories – we are all in it together, or we are self driving and independent individuals that owe nothing to anyone.

These thoughts were provoked by Tim…

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Young people aren’t politically apathetic – we’re disillusioned

RILEY YESNO CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL Riley Yesno is a Toronto-based student from Eabametoong First Nation and a former member of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council. For years, political parties in Canada have failed to take young voters seriously. Instead of putting effort into engaging with voters under 30, parties have focused on [...]