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 . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Why We Shouldn’t Read (Sometimes)
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 . . . → Read More: Left Over: Chretien’s Lesson for the Harper at the Gate(way)
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 . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Political Eh-conomy Radio: Questioning legacies: Flaherty and the PQ
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 . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Thatcherism: A grand, failed economic experiment
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 . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: Ralph Klein died today.
Poor are getting poorer and rich are getting richer.
Here is a one story and there are many more here.
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) . . . → Read More: Politics Canada: The Conservative legacy will be…