April 1, 2012

Canada: Best-Governed Country in the World

David Frum, National Post

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Under Stephen Harper, Canada can fairly claim to be the best-governed country among advanced democracies in the world. Thursday's federal budget locks up Canada's lead.

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April 1, 2012
Harper Has Little to Fear from Mulcair
Barbara Yaffe, Calgary Herald
Yes, federal New Democrats have a shiny new leader in Tom Mulcair. But no, Stephen Harper is not shaking in his boots. more ››
March 21, 2012
Harper's Fallback Plan: Yell at the Ref
Dan Gardner, Ottawa Citizen
A campaign to impugn Elections Canada would destroy any hope of universal agreement. Instead, perceptions would break along partisan lines. Faith in our electoral system could suffer, causing cynicism and detachment to spread... more ››
March 30, 2012
Canada Drops the Penny, Little Else
Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail
What a strange budget Stephen Harper's new majority government produced. Heralded as tough on spending, it was nothing of the kind. Primed as bold, it was cautious. Expected to be clear, it wallowed in the impenetrable. more ››
March 31, 2012
Canada: Home to the World's Suicide Capital
Martin Patriquin, Maclean's
Randy Keeper is sick of building coffins. A wiry fellow who looks younger than his 49 years, Keeper is proud of his job as a carpenter and crew leader, saying he’s built 25 houses from scratch over 17 years in Pikangikum,... more ››
Long gone are the days when Canadians still hoped or feared (depending on their political orientation) that Stephen Harper would deliver a truly draconian, fat-slashing budget. more ››