For those who follow such things, I think it is well-known that when a Canadian runs into problems while abroad, the statement “Canada is providing consular support” is often a euphemism for “We really aren’t doing much of anything.”
Problems seem to multiply if one holds dual-citizenship. The case of Mohamed Fahmy, the . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: "They Didn’t Get Back To Me"
Today, the Globe and Mail is upset that the Harper regime failed to help Canadian citizen Abousfian Abdelrazik get off the UN blacklist that prevents him from travelling, holding a job, or having a bank account. Well, I’m not happy either. You may recall that Abdelrazik is the man who was stranded in the Sudan . . . → Read More: The Sixth Estate: Globe and Mail Has No Right to be Disappointed on Abdelrazik File
Miscellaneous material to start your week.- This blog’s current tagline highlights the importance of asking cui bono? when it comes to public policy choices. On that front, points for chutzpah to Baljit Chadha, who actually has the gall to argue that a… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links
Assorted content for your weekend reading.- Susan Delacourt points out some analysis from Greg Lyle which looks to confirm my general take on the real balance of popular opinion between the Cons and the opposition:It’s important to understand that the … . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links
Assorted content to end your week.- Gerald Caplan calls out the non-stop and substance-free gotcha politics facing the NDP since the public started recognizing that it had a legitimate chance to form government: It never stops and never will. The momen… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Afternoon Links