THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Why We Shouldn’t Read (Sometimes)

The other day, a newspaper headline caught my eye: “The Joyof Not Reading”, it read. It was an opinion piece about a man whose immigrant parents had told real bedtime stories to him and his brother as they grew up.  “My brother and I shared a bedroom as kids, and Dad would often come up ...

Left Over: Chretien’s Lesson for the Harper at the Gate(way)

Northern Gateway decision holds no easy political options for Harper On the controversial B.C. pipeline, PM can say yes, no or not yet, but all answers come with a cost By Max Paris, CBC News Posted: Jun 16, 2014 6:02 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 16, 2014 11:13 PM ET All this bleating about Harper having such a tough ...

Political Eh-conomy: Political Eh-conomy Radio: Questioning legacies: Flaherty and the PQ

This week’s podcast takes on government economic policy. First, Armine Yalnizyan looks back at the tenure of Jim Flaherty as federal Finance Minister; the interview is based on an article she recently published in the Globe and Mail. Armine is a senoir economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. She is also a founding member of the Globe and ...

The Canadian Progressive: Thatcherism: A grand, failed economic experiment

By: Andrew Jackson | Broadbent Institute Admirers and detractors of Margaret Thatcher can agree that she will be remembered as one of the key political architects of our times. Along with her soulmate, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, she broke decisively with the post-war Keynesian welfare state and ushered in the still-enduring age […] The post Thatcherism: A ...

calgaryliberal.com: Ralph Klein died today.

Surrounded by friends and family he passed away earlier today. While many of his policies were controversial and his legacy will be debated… the measure of him by all people, parties, and partisans will be the same. He was a hell of a guy. A mix between passion, hard nosed grit-that-gets-stuff-done, and a sense of ...

LeDaro: Stephen Harper’s Legacy

Poor are getting poorer and rich are getting richer. Here is a one story and there are many more here.

Politics Canada: The Conservative legacy will be…

Article in the Globe and Mail says that this budget is Flaherty’s best shot at creating a Conservative legacy.  I decide to think about what that legacy will look like: 1) Higher crime rate, more criminals, less safe communities (thanks to their dumb on crime bill)2) Death, (Walkerton tragedy repeats as environmental regulations are removed)3) ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: A Dozen Oranges for Jack: In Memoriam from City Hall

“Jack was the reason I started voting.” – Message written in chalk on Nathan Phillips Square wall Much has been said about NDP Opposition Leader Jack Layton over the past few days, but much more can be written about the legacy he left as a City of Toronto councillor. His son, Councillor Mike Layton, will ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: A Dozen Oranges for Jack: In Memoriam from City Hall

“Jack was the reason I started voting.” – Message written in chalk on Nathan Phillips Square wall Much has been said about NDP Opposition Leader Jack Layton over the past few days, but much more can be written about the legacy he left as a City of Toronto councillor. His son, Councillor Mike Layton, will ...