Archive for February 2005

Will the real Ontario stand up .. another part of the rising Next Canada?

Feb 26th, 2005 | By | Category: Canadian Provinces

George W. Bush has just been off trying to sell his own new-old gospel of freedom and liberty in the global village to the old world in Europe.Down several notches in the intergovernmental hierarchy, Paul Martin’s Liberals have just brought in a budget that tries to spread love all across Canada, by giving everyone something, and no one […]

In praise of new republics .. Iraq, Barbados, Australia, and Canada too?

Feb 18th, 2005 | By | Category: Canadian Republic

The recent Iraq election no doubt ought to give some form of guarded encouragement to almost everyone everywhere who believes in freedom and democracy, and all that. But for those hardy citizens of Canada who would especially like to see their own country turned into a proper sovereign, independent, free and democratic republic at last, […]

At the Gomery inquiry.. less money stolen than this commission will cost?

Feb 10th, 2005 | By | Category: Ottawa Scene

Canadian history may ultimately judge that the sharpest point former prime minister Jean Chretien made in his aggressive February 8, 2005 testimony at the Gomery inquiry into the so-called Quebec sponsorship scandal was “I have the impression that there was less money stolen than this commission will cost.” Whatever the history books finally do say, the […]

Canada and Mexico in NAFTA : the unfinished highway

Feb 1st, 2005 | By | Category: In Brief

According to recent press reports, the Martin minority government’s imminent foreign policy review document will be mapping out a plan for greater North American integration. And U.S., Canadian, and Mexican officials are talking about a possible trilateral summit as early as late March, at which a so-called “NAFTA-plus” agenda would be moved ahead. With all […]