January 7, 2014

Canada Needs the Long View, Urgently

Kevin Lynch, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

The beginning of a new year brings the familiar ritual of breathless prognostication. What will be the top political stories of the year? What will stock markets do? Who will win at the Oscars? Which sports team will triumph? And on it goes. Mostly good fun, marginally useful, profoundly obsessed with the present.

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January 2, 2014
Canada's Bitter, Small-Minded Foreign Policy
Peter Jones, Globe and Mail
A foreign policy comprises many things. Interests, however defined, often dominate. But values must also be present if that policy is to be more than a series of transactions. Canada has always been a curious country when it... more ››
January 3, 2014
How Rob Ford Could Win Re-Election
Ivor Tossell, The Daily Beast
His opponents are up against the bizarre logic that pushed the crack-smoking Toronto mayor to ascend and survive. But how far are voters willing to go for an agenda they support? more ››
December 30, 2013
Toronto's Unhealthy Height Obsession
Konrad Yakabuski, Globe and Mail
Bob Hope once joked that Toronto would be a nice place – when it was finished. That was more than three decades ago, during the building boom that would define the city’s skyline by its gold and marble bank... more ››
December 27, 2013
Much Ado About the Arctic's Great Game
Adam Lajeunesse, National Post
In recent years, melting sea ice in the Arctic has opened a world of new possibilities involving shipping routes, mineral extraction, and oil and gas exploration. But who will claim the right to this bounty? more ››
December 26, 2013
Rob Ford's Very Loyal Facebook Friends
Gideon Resnick, Daily Beast
Fans of the embattled Toronto mayor are rallying behind their man on Facebook. Meet “Ford Nation,” where 15-year-olds call the shots and the rest of us are just “Manhattanite hipsters.” more ››