Monthly Archives: August 2007

Built-to-last should mean something again

While cement shatters across Quebec, Charlemagne’s late 8th-century chapel in Aachen Cathedral still stands firm. Perhaps we could go there and say a prayer to our Lady of Reinforced Concrete that our bridges, overpasses and underground slabs keeping buildings out … Continue reading

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A little humility would go a long way in today’s politics

While I’m giving advice to politicians (and just try to stop me), might I recommend humility? As a partisan tactic, I mean.
OK, so pride is a deadly sin and humility might be good for the … Continue reading

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Unqualified candidates please apply

Now that we’ve discussed the heck out of whether there will be a cabinet shuffle, when, who’s hot, not or forgot, and the optics of what actually did happen, can we talk about something else? Like the cabinet?
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Ten books for the budding politician

They say it’s better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness. It’s not as much fun. Still, let me seek to dispel a bit of murk today with a list of 10 books on government that aspiring … Continue reading

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The truth about health care makes us sick

In a shocking breach of etiquette the Canadian Medical Association just proposed loosening the governmental stranglehold on health care before the patient, having turned blue, becomes completely unresponsive. Much virtuous swooning ensued.
As it spiralled toward the drawing-room … Continue reading

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