Archive for March 2005

Now that spring is here .. even if the Liberals fall, we’ll always have Canadian culture goods

Mar 31st, 2005 | By L. Frank Bunting | Category: Key Current Issues

As the prospect of warmer weather settles in again across the true north, the latest political rumblings of quasi-hysteria in Ottawa can start to seem beside the point. Now even Liberals are apparently unhappy about the Liberal government’s neo-Machiavellian blending of both the Kyoto and Atlantic accords with upcoming federal budget legislation. Yet a “vote [...]



Countries of the world: if there has to be some kind of new North America, what kind is it?

Mar 16th, 2005 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: Countries of the World

With one eye on the upcoming March 23 meeting of George W. Bush, Vicente Fox, and Paul Martin in Texas, a tri-national task force has just recommended an assortment of aggressive steps toward a bold new kind of North America. If the press reports are to be believed, there is little real appetite for such [...]



George W. Bush : Unlikely prophet of democracy (and/or the rise of the lovely Condoleeza Rice)

Mar 10th, 2005 | By L. Frank Bunting | Category: USA Today

On Tuesday, March 8, 2005 the Globe and Mail in Toronto reported “Democracy key to beating terror, Bush says.” At this point it also looked as if current events in Lebanon were about to move President Bush’s growing reputation as a stand-up prophet of humanitarian democratic progress in the global village up a few more [...]