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The Die is Cast – thoughts on the Liberal National Showcase

“Alea iacta est,” The Die is Cast – the race is over and voting has begun.  On April the 14th the next Grit leader will be unveiled.   Prelude to the … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nothing New – MPs complain of being ‘muzzled’ by PMO

After recently having a motion silenced, Conservative MPs Mark Warawa and Brent Rathberger spoke out about being “muzzled” by the PMO.  Opposition parties were quick to call this a Conservative … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Opponents of Keystone XL miss the facts, nevertheless Canada must repair its image

It would be a mistake for President Barack Obama to block the Keystone XL pipeline because the new infrastructure itself will not negatively affect the environment. At the same time, … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

For Trudeau, victory is tangible

I have yet to argue that the Liberal’s ‘prodigal son’ is without question the best candidate for leadership and have yet to endorse any candidate. But I do believe it has become … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

The good and bad of Harper’s Arctic foreign policy

As the Arctic warms there will be increased shipping, resource development, and the potential for confrontation. Canada must increase its presence in the region, but it should do this through … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

NFB Thursday: Got sixteen minutes?

The ridiculously warm weather here in Toronto got me thinking about Belinda Oldford’s brilliant meditation on aging and coming to grips with one’s own death; ‘Come Again in Spring’. The 2007 NFB short animated … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

First Nations ally with federal opposition

A brief history of the Indian Act Enacted in 1876, the Indian Act was meant to solve the ‘Indian problem’ but has become an outdated and paternalistic piece of legislation.  … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The new wave of Irish immigration to Canada

Emigration has been Ireland’s traditional response to economic woes.  During a brief period as the ‘Celtic Tiger,’ Ireland saw the reversal of this trend. Today’s economic problems are inspiring another … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

The damning jingoism of Tim Hortons commercials

If you grew up in Canada with a television in your house, you can probably remember brainlessly absorbing Tim Hortons commercials into your soft, impressionable young heads in between segments … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 7 Comments

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