Canada is part of a scary international experiment. If I call it “quantitative easing” you might pass out or flee. But I bet “governments printing money like there’s no tomorrow” gets your attention.
For Christians Easter Sunday is an eerie pause between Good Friday’s tumult and the even greater upheaval of Easter Monday, so quiet, C.S. Lewis says in the Narnia Chronicles, “you feel as if nothing was ever going to happen again.” For non-Christians it’s a chance to hunt coloured eggs and wonder idly whether trading a cosmic message of redemption for a bunny made of bad-tasting chocolate was quite the deal it seemed at the time. And whether there isn’t something to be said for the occasional unnaturally quiet day.
[Correction: This column contains a stupid mistake. Christians of course believe the Resurrection occurred on Sunday not Monday. Mea culpa.]
Oh, here’s a surprise. A press release tells me “Minister Clement Concludes Successful Trip to Washington”. You don’t say.