Monthly Archives: September 2005

Back to the future in a world that’s flat

The other day, my wife confessed to someone on a train that she admired George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld. He replied she was in a distinct minority in Canada.
Factually, it is undeniable. But as a riposte it implies that in … Continue reading

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It’s time to put politicians’ schedules on a diet

Guess who’s coming to dinner? It looks like Joe Volpe, Joe Volpe and Joe Volpe. He’ll be having the trouble. But is that us in the kitchen?
Critics are feasting on our immigration minister charging taxpayers for two and even three … Continue reading

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It’s not Mulroney who’s been slimed by Newman

Two men fall into the mud. One comes out. I think it’s Brian Mulroney. His tone is unpleasant, but not surprising. But who expected Peter C. Newman to publish such a lurid, uninformative, sin-of-detraction “Gotcha!” book?
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Water, water everywhere, and many lessons, too

As the floodwaters recede, the first priority is taking care of the displaced; the second is recovering, identifying and burying the dead. Then comes rebuilding New Orleans and, one hopes, retrieving from the slime and debris some common sense about … Continue reading

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Helmets off to the troops in green

Canadians are so out of touch with the military some don’t know a warrant officer from a brigadier general. Uh, including me. Within five minutes of reaching the media trailer on a recent visit to CFB Petawawa, I greet Gen. … Continue reading

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