Monthly Archives: May 2011

National days of commemoration meaningless

Gearing up for the long weekend did not, I trust, make you forget to have a truly familial International Day of Families.

What? You missed it? It was May 15. It must have been because the Governor General put out a press release. And if you’re around to read this column I assume you observed the spirit of Canada Road Safety Week. But I can still ask pointedly whether you knew, or cared, when it was.

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Bright bulbs

Could anything be more gloriously fascinating than Canada’s new minister of state for sport? It sure beats worrying that our politics is a ghastly spectacle of empty ambition while Parliament no longer controls the cabinet which, in turn, doesn’t run the country any more anyway.

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Big dependence means big government

Does it worry you that public employees are the largest major category in our economy? Do you think it places a burden on the economy and distorts our politics? Well, that was the good news. The bad news is how many people depend on a government cheque they didn’t earn.

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