Owen Gray

Blowing Hot Hair

Tom Walkom has a way of pricking the hot air balloons which the Harper Conservatives keep trying to launch. In today’s Toronto Star, he writes that Canada’s current international swagger…

The Passsive Investor

Daniel Veniez argues that, under Stephen Harper, Ottawa has become a “passive investor” in the provinces. Harper’s view of the Canadian Constitution is that of a Biblical fundamentalist — the…

The Rebuttal

Roy Romanow and his associates have penned a must read rebuttal to the Conservative government’s new vision of healthcare. In today’s Globe and Mail, they write: Successful nations are built…

Math Challenged

Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty announced recently that his government is going to get serious about cutting costs: “This is hard work,” he said. “And of course, there can be…

Lise St. Denis

The New Democrats are understandably furious at Lise St. Denis. But, as Chantal Hebert points out, her decision was hardly self serving: Lise St-Denis could easily have continued to collect…

A Passion For Politics

There has been a lot of talk over the last couple of years about reforming Canada’s democratic institutions — electing the Senate, moving to proportional representation, and cleaning up Question…

Selective Memory

In his song,The Boxer, Paul Simon sang, “A man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards the rest.” Frank Bruni points out, in this morning’s New York Times, that…

Working For The Man

Back in October, when 6,800 Air Canada workers rejected a second offer from Air Canada, the Harper government intervened immediately, claiming that the strike endangered the Canadian economy. Air Canada…

Fathers And Sons

In the wake of Mitt Romney’s eight vote win in Iowa, Maureen Dowd offers a column on the volatile relationship between fathers and sons: “American politics,” she writes,”bristles with Oedipal…

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