April 27, 2014

Canada Needs Strong Military to Back Up Bravado

Conrad Black, National Post

The Associated Press

Canada has set aside its former cherished international position as self-proclaimed peacekeeper, and now has an opportunity to graduate from the Harper government’s more commendable but still unsatisfactory status as a mouse that roars, to some level of international relevance.

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April 26, 2014
No Keystone? Blame Canada
Christopher Flavelle, Bloomberg View
To hear the Canadian government tell it, Barack Obama's administration has yet to approve the Keystone XL pipeline because it won't stand up to environmental activists. Exhaustive new reporting offers a more persuasive... more ››
April 27, 2014
Don't Bring NATO to the Arctic
Robert Murray & Tom Keating, Globe and Mail
As the situation in Ukraine continues to worsen, Canada is under increasing pressure to include the Arctic as part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s strategy to counteract Russian aggression. We contend that it... more ››
April 22, 2014
How Did Canada's Middle Class Get So Rich?
Derek Thompson, Atlantic
Canada is officially home to the richest middle class on the planet, according to figures crunched from the Luxembourg Income Study Database. more ››
April 22, 2014
No, the CBC's Not Cool. Nor Should It Be
Konrad Yakabuski, Globe and Mail
It must be alternately infuriating and demoralizing to work for the CBC. The English-language television broadcaster gets zero public praise. Everyone’s a critic and the private media seem out to delegitimize your very... more ››
April 21, 2014
Canada Is Botching Great War Centenary
J.L. Granatstein, Globe & Mail
The government has a long list of events and commemorations, to be sure. But there is no new money behind this string of events – government departments, agencies and Crown corporations have been ordered to finance the... more ››