Archive for January 2005

Just how much of a chartered right is gay marriage anyway?

Jan 26th, 2005 | By | Category: Ottawa Scene

“You shall love your crooked neighbour/With your crooked heart.” That is what the dead poet W.H. Auden wrote in “As I walked out one Evening.” And whatever exact private moments inspired these two especially memorable lines, they also seem to be describing something about how democracy works in Canada today. That at least is what […]

The next ambassador in Washington : diplomatic immunity for a new Dominion of Canada?

Jan 18th, 2005 | By | Category: Ottawa Scene

The news that former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna will be the next Canadian ambassador in Washington can prompt at least a few bigger early-new-year thoughts, on just what is going on these days in the true north, strong and free. It suggests some larger questions about the nature of Canada’s future relationship with the […]

Bush’s war in Iraq and the Asian tsunami .. stayin’ alive in 2005

Jan 9th, 2005 | By | Category: USA Today

There were two lead news items on the Philadelphia Inquirer website for Friday, January, 7, 2005 – an account of the latest insurgency action in Iraq, and an update on the South and Southeast Asian tsunami disasters of December 26, 2004. It may have been just a slow-news Friday, at the start of a new […]