The book is exceptionally timely, dealing as it does with spending scandals, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Supreme Court reference and the abrupt dwindling of the Red Chamber’s stature and seriousness.
Real problems are only lamented and never seriously addressed. Unfortunately, we have an election to get through first.
Unfortunately, history suggests these militias are unreliable allies; partners of convenience, at best, driven by sectarian rivalries but united in mistrust of the West.
Trudeau promises relief from the tiresome and hateful bickering that constitutes political discourse—a discourse grown more crude and savage during the Harper years.
As a response to villainous foreign regimes and their brutal suppression of women, and detested minorities it is pretty anemic.
Early polls suggest Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will win youth support, but lose seniors with his support for legalization—but that, for a significant majority, pot will not be a ballot box question in 2015.
Of all the oil pipelines on offer these days, none are as politically provocative, environmentally menacing, difficult to build, and—to use the technical term—totally nutty, as the Northern Gateway.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper doesn’t waste time explaining. His leadership style is authoritarian, arrogant, and sometimes hostile. It shouldn’t work, but, so far, it has.
It’s time we started exposing and embarrassing the cheaters, not just their victims.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has refused to enrich the Canada Pension Plan, which currently pays a maximum of $12,500 annually to those who contribute during their working years.
Pauline Marois is trying, with some success, to ride to victory on the backs of Quebec’s religious minorities by appealing to inchoate fears, particularly in rural Quebec, of Islamic fundamentalism.
The proposed Quebec charter of values is a petty, mean-spirited, dangerous and unnecessary piece of legislation unworthy of Canada and, if it passes, deeply damaging to Quebec’s reputation. Now why doesn’t someone in Ottawa say so?
If there is never an appetite for overall tax increases, a case can be made for targeted hikes.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty risks becoming too dangerously interesting for the Harper Cabinet.