Brian Lee Crowley

Tear down these walls!

This month we celebrate 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. That world-shaking event occurred in part in response to Ronald Reagan’s calling out of Mikhail Gorbatchev: “Mr Gorbatchev, tear down this wall!”

After nearly 150 years of Confederation, however, the walls that divide Canadians from one another, that prevent us from fully exercising our rights to exercise our trade or profession or carry on our businesses across provincial boundaries, are still very real. They cost us billions. Worse: the little bit of momentum that Industry Minister James Moore thought he descried just a scant few months ago has evaporated. Check out my latest Globe column to find out why and to learn what the solution is to continued provincial obstruction of full Canadian nationhood. Hint: provinces are the problem; Ottawa is the solution.

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Brian Lee Crowley
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