Politics and its Discontents: A Proud Moment

Despite my frequent criticisms of the Trudeau government, this move by the Prime Minister makes me proud to be a Canadian: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Let’s Not Feel Smug

After almost 10 years’ dalliance with darkness, Canadians certainly have no reason to feel smug. That we survived with our core values intact, something I was far from certain would be the case should, however, be a source of pride. A story in today’s Star makes the case quite nicely, I think. Contrasting Canada and ...

Politics and its Discontents: Today’s Score: Harper Base 1, True Canadians 0

My previous post reflected on the Faustian nature of Chris Alexander’s rise to prominence within the Harper regime. Further evidence of his moral departure from true Canadian values is reflected in this breaking news, which suggests that Canada is preparing to admit Syrian refugees, but only if they fit certain criteria, the biggest one being ...

Politics and its Discontents: Citizenship For Sale

Are there things that money shouldn’t be able to buy? In an age when the ‘wisdom of the market’ is an orthodoxy embraced by many, it is a question that the neoconservative agenda would suggest borders on heresy. Yet that is precisely the question economist Michael J. Sandel poses in his compelling and thought-provoking book, ...

Politics and its Discontents: Victory for Lucene Charles!

Lucene Charles, the St. Vincent native who has been battling deportation from Canada for some time now because of her failure to fill out the proper immigration papers years ago, has finally achieved victory. The decision in principle to allow her to stay has been made, a decision that will be finalized after the proper ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Latest on Lucene Charles

While I have written about her a couple of time in the past, the ordeal of Lucene Charles is not yet over. Because she failed to complete the paperwork to achieve permanent residency status when she married a Canadian 15 years ago, the St. Vincent native, the mother of four children, three of whom were ...

Politics and its Discontents: New Crime Discovered in Edmonton

Known in legal circles as politicius pontificus interruptus, Edmonton police are doing everything within their power to prevent this terrible crime from spreading and becoming a national scourge. Recommend this Post