Joomla! powered Site Joomla! site syndication 2013-08-02T05:18:23+01:00 Powered by Joomla! text/html 2010-04-07T09:32:04+01:00 State of the Nation, Spring 2011 Harper in Parliament, 2010 The rise of the West and eclipse of Quebec This federal election marks an historic turning point It’s hard to blame the media for having pretty much missed the main story on election night, given the stunning upsets that took place. Still, you’d think by now they’d have grasped the significance of what happened. text/html 2010-04-07T09:32:04+01:00 State of the Nation, Spring 2010 As goes Europe, so goes Canada Events this winter did not cast a flattering light on the people of Greece. The whole world watched as they rioted and struck against government cutbacks, while harder-working northern European nations struggled to backstop... text/html 2009-01-19T00:00:00+01:00 The recession's silver lining It appears that recessions, like executions, at least serve to focus the mind. As the economic screws tighten, a broad political shift toward sanity appears to be happening.