May 4, 2014

Canada's Longest-Running Farce

Rex Murphy, National Post


The Senate stands, unmodified, impervious and unreformed. Nothing has changed. And nothing will. For after this ruling, which party is going to put forward proposals during an election to change it? Which party realistically can? The only conceivable reforms would have to come from within — a likelihood so slim, there is no human means to measure it.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Canada


The Conservatives claim he’s in over his head. But, after a year on the job, pollsters say that if an election were held this week, he’d likely find himself prime minister. True, the actual campaign is a year and a half away,... more ››
April 28, 2014
How Canada's Middle Class Outpaced America's
Diane Francis, NY Post
Word that the United States’ middle class is no longer the world’s most affluent — and that Canada is No. 1 — stirred up the expected hysteria last week. Is the American dream dead? While the Canadian in me swells with... more ››
April 29, 2014
Has Quebec Already Left the Building?
Richard Gwyn, Toronto Star
The best political news Canadians have heard in recent times was of course the election defeat of the separatist Parti Québécois. No attempt at another referendum for at least a decade, therefore, quite possibly none for... more ››
April 30, 2014
How Canada Can Win the Keystone Battle
Colin Robertson, Globe and Mail
Disappointment, frustration, even anger, are natural reactions to the Obama Administration's Good Friday decision to delay, again, permitting the Keystone XL pipeline. It belittles the Administration's promise of fair and timely... more ››
May 3, 2014
Canada's War Powers Would Surprise You
Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail
The Prime Minister has no need to ask Parliament, or anyone else, for permission to make use of the military, the intelligence services or any other federal force outside Canada’s borders. Even if he wanted to declare... more ››