Scott Clark and Peter Devries write that the stated focus of Jim Flaherty’s seventh annual “national policy retreat” was job creation and economic growth. The Harper government likes to repeat that those two objectives are — and always have been — its reasons for being.
But all that talk has not yielded much of . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: No Economic Geniuses
Almost a year ago, Stephen Harper travelled to Greece to encourage Greek prime minister George Papandreou to screw his courage to the sticking point and go further down Austerity Road. Papandreou has since departed in disgrace and — if Michael Den Tandt’s reporting is correct — Harper is about to apply his own version . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Grecian Formula