Archive for November 2005

Nice to get away from politics .. we’re on the road, November 19-26

Nov 18th, 2005 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: Key Current Issues

On his way to the Asia-Pacific economic summit in South Korea┬áthis week, Canadian prime minister Paul Martin “expressed relief at being out of the country.” And he told the reporters on the plane with him: “I think it is nice to get away from politics. I think there just has been too much tactics and [...]



Orange Order in the great white north : Canada’s storm troopers of the Tories revisited

Nov 14th, 2005 | By Randall White | Category: Heritage Now

With all the current talk about old and new Canadas, it was intriguing to spend a grey November Saturday at an almost colourful history conference in the University of Toronto’s traditionally Catholic St. Michael’s College. The unlikely subject was “The Orange Order in Canada.” The Orange Order, in the apt formula of Donald MacRaild from [...]



Come Sunday in the wilderness .. oh to be a fly on the wall as the opposition plots away

Nov 12th, 2005 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: Ottawa Scene

As of just after 6 PM, Saturday, November 12, journalist Sue Bailey is reporting that Canadian federal Conservative leader Stephen Harper, Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe, and New Democrat leader Jack Layton are to meet in Ottawa on Sunday, November 13, “to discuss the next moves in their bid to disrupt, if not topple” Paul [...]