Northern Reflections: Anything To Win

Under Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister’s Office was given a new prime directive: character assassination. So, the office produced animations of puffins pooping on Stephane Dions’s shoulder; it trumpeted the message that Michael Ignatieff entered politics for personal gain, not public service; it accused Theresa Spence of defrauding the Canadian public. The attacks were always ...

Northern Reflections: The List Grows Longer

The Harper government keeps adding to its enemies list. First and foremost, there are the “radical environmentalists.” And, of course, there is the CBC. And then there is the entire province of Quebec. Now, the government has turned its sights on the province of Ontario. When Bob Rae rose in the house yesterday and asked, ...