Monthly Archives: November 2006

Harper’s magic touch extends to Quebec question

Is it just me or is Stephen Harper a bit scary? Here’s a guy who was behind the door reading economics when they handed out political cunning, blessed with immense lack of charisma, who wins the Alliance leadership, unites the … Continue reading

Posted in Columns | Leave a comment

All hail the inexperienced amateur

The election of Larry O’Brien as mayor of Ottawa proves you can fight City Hall. You may not win, but at least you can try. And it shows the seriousness of the crisis of governance in Canada that we no … Continue reading

Posted in Columns | Leave a comment

Playing war games with innocents is cowardly

There is clear, uncontested evidence of war crimes in the latest Israeli incursion into Gaza. I expect arrest warrants for the Hamas leadership any day now.
Oh, dear. Did I interrupt your chants of “Down with Israel”? But you must have … Continue reading

Posted in Columns | Leave a comment

Sadly, political dinosaurs escaped the comet

People ought not to laugh at dinosaurs while putting their faith in governments. For vast and terrifyingly strong but clumsy and incompetent predators, what rivals the modern state?
This observation is prompted, this time at least, by Tuesday’s announcement that the … Continue reading

Posted in Columns | Leave a comment