Konrad Yakabuski, The Globe and Mail

Konrad Yakabuski

The Globe and Mail

Montreal, QC, Canada

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Past articles by Konrad:

Opinion: Could Chrystia Freeland be heading to NATO after all?

The Deputy Prime Minister is still a leading candidate to succeed Jens Stoltenberg as head of the Western alliance → Read More

Opinion: Quebecor’s growing problems at home make Freedom deal a must for Pierre Karl Péladeau

Without its sweetheart deal to access Rogers’ network infrastructure, it is unclear Quebecor could mount much of a challenge to Bell and Telus outside Quebec → Read More

Opinion: Australians are wise to Chinese interference. Canadians need to catch up

Canada is years behind Australia in recognizing the threat to its democracy → Read More

Opinion: Trudeau can no longer avoid tough choices on Roxham Road

Turning asylum seekers away at the unofficial border crossing would subject the Trudeau government to a backlash from within Liberal ranks → Read More

Opinion: The jig may soon be up on Washington’s spending spree

There was a prolonged moment of cacophony during this month’s State of the Union speech, when U.S. President Joe Biden accused “some Republicans” of wanting to cut health and retirement benefits for American seniors. GOP members of Congress howled in protest. Mr. Biden challenged them to pledge never to touch these entitlements. “So tonight, let’s all agree to stand up for seniors. Stand up and… → Read More

Opinion: The notwithstanding clause is set to be another fissure between French and English Canada

Even former Supreme Court justices are failing to hide their distaste for the constitutional override – an unpopular mechanism seen as illegitimate, unless you live in Quebec → Read More

Opinion: Invasion of the traffic cones: Montreal’s pandemic recovery is threatened by poor planning

A downtown in perpetual maintenance, construction or repair, is discouraging workers from returning to the office, says the Montreal Chamber of Commerce → Read More

Opinion: Why is the head of the CBC picking a fight with Pierre Poilievre?

Catherine Tait crossed the Rubicon this week, with direct criticism of the federal Conservative Leader → Read More

Opinion: Trudeau offers a Band-Aid for our bleeding health care system

Ottawa’s added contribution of $46.2-billion completely ignores the demographic time bomb on the horizon → Read More

Opinion: Newfoundland finally has a strong hand to play as it seeks a new deal on Churchill Falls contract with Quebec

Emissions-free power from Churchill Falls is likely critical to Quebec’s economic future as a hub for the mining of critical minerals, electric-battery component manufacturing and green hydrogen production → Read More

Opinion: The West needs to take a ‘Big Bang’ approach to helping Ukraine win

Putin is playing a long game, figuring he can wait it out until Western leaders lose their nerve → Read More

Opinion: Trudeau’s anti-Islamophobia adviser’s job is to preach to the converted

The controversy over the appointment of Amira Elghawaby is identity politics at its worst → Read More

Opinion: Need for speed: Alstom wants Ottawa to go all-in on high-speed rail project

A TGV could cut in half the travel time between Montreal and Toronto compared with the nearly five hours it now takes on Via Rail’s trains → Read More

Opinion: Canada’s telecom Family Compact wins again

The Rogers takeover of Shaw shows what is wrong with corporate Canada → Read More

Opinion: Trudeau’s ‘tyranny of the majority’ swipe at Quebec nationalists has election-call written all over it

The Prime Minister’s outburst appeared aimed at stoking indignation among Quebec nationalists, a tried-and-true political tactic used by federal Liberals in the province → Read More

Opinion: Go big or go home: Canada will need to match U.S. EV subsidies to stay in the game

While Ontario still remains in the running for a major battery-plant investment by German automaker Volkswagen, hundreds of millions of dollars in federal and provincial subsidies to build the plant may not be enough to seal the deal → Read More

Opinion: Will the real Pierre Poilievre please stand up?

Someone resembling the Conservative Leader toured Quebec this week, but there was nary a mention of Jordan Peterson to be heard → Read More

Opinion: Emmanuel Macron wants the French to work more. They might have other ideas

France’s government last week unveiled the details of its pension reform package – including an increase in the retirement age to 64 from 62 → Read More

Opinion: Quebecor’s Freedom Mobile purchase would be no sure victory for competition

Competition Tribunal did not bother to probe why Videotron has been able to offer somewhat lower rates in Quebec, where Quebecor is the dominant player in the province’s French-language media → Read More

Opinion: Bill Morneau’s talents were wasted in Justin Trudeau’s Ottawa

The former finance minister’s book serves as a cautionary tale for leaders on how not to alienate the best members of their teams → Read More