Category Archives: History

Economic magic fizzles

Now that the Bank of Canada has cut the interest rate by exactly 0.25% we must wait reverently for the magic to infuse the economy.
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Taking credit for spending our money

The noisy quarrels in Canadian politics would be aggravating even if they were about something. But usually they’re not.
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Are you Charlie? Show it!

Following the Islamist terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine, people are standing in solidarity with the right of satirists to mock Islam, Mohammed and anything else they want. In France and elsewhere. #JesuisCharlie is trending and I’m glad. Now show … Continue reading

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We cannot undo the past

Here we go again. The Assembly of First Nations just elected a national chief, Perry Bellegarde, who said “Canada is Indian land” and everyone went oh look, his priority is social conditions.
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2014, we hardly knew ye

Another year we couldn’t believe was already here has now vanished over the horizon with a jaunty wave of its December. We pause, examine our lives, and mutter “So soon old, so late smart.” Or maybe just the first bit.
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