Tagged: Canadian politics

The Doukhobors’ Protests Made the Public Look Twice

The Doukhobors’ Protests Made the Public Look Twice

I hope I don’t seem to be trivializing the horrors of the current explosion of violence in the Ukraine but seeing the flames on TV reminded me of the protests the Doukhobors staged while...

Better Look Out, Canada! Walmart is Expanding!

Better Look Out, Canada! Walmart is Expanding!

Under fire in the US, Walmart is looking to Canada for its next big bonanza. The controversial company is planning to invest close to half a billion dollars in a massive Canadian expansion. The ...

O Canada! I Thought Better of You!

O Canada! I Thought Better of You!

My daughter Grace once jokingly told me that this was the difference between an American and a Canadian: Every morning the American wakes up and exclaims, “Thank God I’m an American!” And every morning...

I’m Voting Democrat; the Alternative Terrifies Me

I’m Voting Democrat; the Alternative Terrifies Me

I am a registered Independent but I plan to vote a straight Democratic ticket in November. It’s not that I think the Democrats are perfect. Far from it.  But the alternative scares me to...

Explaining American Politics to a Canadian

Explaining American Politics to a Canadian

My son Ross is visiting from Canada, and we were chatting about the U.S. housing bubble as we drove to the golf course up the road. “What bugs me, Ross, is that the government...

The World’s Problems May Not Be Insoluble After All

The World’s Problems May Not Be Insoluble After All

When Alexander the Great arrived in Gordium in 333 BC, he faced the challenge of untying an intricate knot to prove he was the gods’ chosen ruler. He drew his sword and slashed the...