Tagged: Canadian politics

Is Racism Contagious?

Is Racism Contagious?

  I lived in Canada for two decades before coming to America, and I was shocked to read a story this morning about a Canadian woman shouting racist slurs at an elderly Filipino couple on...

How about a New Democratic Party?

How about a New Democratic Party?

Back when I was a young reporter at the Toronto Star, Canadians formed a political party designed to protect the interests of the “working class.” At the time, there were two major political parties...

A Tale of Two Worlds

A Tale of Two Worlds

While Canada’s prime minister was being feted in Washington, the Republican presidential finalists were butting heads in Miami.  The contrast was staggering. Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama (photo above) are obviously birds of a feather,...

A Shoulder to Lean on

A Shoulder to Lean on

  My fellow Americans, are you feeling frazzled? Are your nerves on edge? Are you frightened by the fury, bigotry and hate reflected in the media? If you are, I suggest you stop listening...

Democracy is No Joke.

Democracy is No Joke.

  Winston Churchill said democracy is the worst possible form of government – except for all the others. And you have to wonder whether any system of government can work as long as human...

New Day for Canada

New Day for Canada

  You might not know it from the mainstream American media but there was a general election in Canada yesterday and – from what I read in Wikipedia – the results are quite newsworthy....

Canada in Recession? Wow!

Canada in Recession? Wow!

  I never thought I would live to see this headline: Canada in recession. But they say figures don’t lie and the figures show two consecutive quarters of negative growth by America’s northern neighbor. That is...

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...

Another Pipeline Route

Another Pipeline Route

  Here’s breaking news for American environmentalists who are urging the President to block the Keystone XL pipeline project: There’s a new route in the works and it’s an all-Canadian one. No, I’m not...

You, Too, Canada?

You, Too, Canada?

When I was a child, America was a world leader in humanitarian projects. Although the government under both Republicans and Democrats sometimes engaged in questionable escapades, Americans were still perceived as the most generous and...