Miscellaneous material to start your week.
– Michael Katz looks back at how the U.S. abandoned its poor – and how that choice continues to affect people across the income spectrum today. And Michael Valpy discusses how Canada can and should avoid travelling any further down the same path – with his “Big Four” ideas . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links
This got to be astonishing. Even diplomats cannot deal with Harper. They’re diplomats and they’re extensively trained how to deal with people of all kinds and cultures. If Harper cannot get along with diplomats then what is left.
Striking foreign service officers demonstrated outside Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office in Ottawa on Tuesday. (Meagan Fitzpatrick/CBC . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Incredible: Diplomates on strike
Assorted content to end your week.
– Jeffrey Simpson marks Peter Lougheed’s passing by discussing what he brought to Alberta’s political scene that’s been sorely lacking ever since: Mr. Lougheed, defending Alberta’s jurisdictional turf in conflicts with Liberal and Conservative governments in Ottawa, navigated his province through these shoals. The shame of his successors is . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links