Tagged: Canada

Trump’s Attack on Canada

Trump’s Attack on Canada

Now that he has thoroughly antagonized Mexico, Trump is attacking America’s northern neighbor to score political points. He has found an easy target in two of Canada’s exports, claiming that dairy products and softwood lumber pose...

What’s Happened to Canada?

What’s Happened to Canada?

  For years I’ve bragged about Canada to my American-born wife, extolling the common-sense efficiency with which America’s northern neighbor is run. Now, I am afraid I might have to eat my words. I just...

This Day in Jamaican History: The First Black Police Chief in Canada’s History is Jamaican

This Day in Jamaican History: The First Black Police Chief in Canada’s History is Jamaican

On this day in Jamaican History: On November 2, 2012, Jamaican Devon Clunis was sworn in as the 17th chief of the Winnipeg Police Service during a ceremony at City Hall. His the first...

“Socialists” Doing Just Fine

“Socialists” Doing Just Fine

In a country where Cliven Bundy can be a folk hero, it must come as a shock that the Amerian middle class is no longer the richest in the world. According to the apostles...

Where “Socialism” Goes Wrong – and Right

Where “Socialism” Goes Wrong – and Right

The word “Socialism” strikes fear into the hearts of most Americans. As a slur, it can usually be counted on to turn the tide in elections. But as Humpty Dumpty told Alice, words mean...

Are Americans Ready for a Retreat from Utopia?

Are Americans Ready for a Retreat from Utopia?

Americans take so much for granted despite mounting evidence that their way of life is under siege.  I may be more able than most to grasp what’s happening because I did not grow up...

Sanity is Returning in America, Especially in Foreign Policy

Sanity is Returning in America, Especially in Foreign Policy

Are Americans ready for sanity? After decades of policies driven by special interests and greed, will the nation be able to adjust to governance based on common sense? I hope so because it looks...

Tommy Douglas Must Be Turning in His Grave. They Found the Bush!

Tommy Douglas Must Be Turning in His Grave. They Found the Bush!

When I was a young reporter, which is a very long time ago, the Toronto Star assigned me to cover a politician named Tommy Douglas as he campaigned across Canada for the New Democratic...

America Could Do Worse Than Copy “Socialist” Canada

America Could Do Worse Than Copy “Socialist” Canada

I remember Canada before it became “socialist.” I recall squat brick buildings, a stultifying Anglophile culture, old-fashioned trolley cars and beer parlors where men had to sit in one room and “ladies and escorts”...