Tagged: Stephen Harper

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...

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 Guess We Won’t be Moving to Canada Just Yet

I Guess We Won’t be Moving to Canada Just Yet

I am one of those obnoxious people who constantly criticize the country they live in, comparing it negatively with other countries. Growing up in Jamaica, I looked down my nose at the island’s lack...