Archive for December 2005

Seven pillars of wisdom .. late 2005 odds and ends .. Ralph Goodale and income trusts

Dec 29th, 2005 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: Key Current Issues

However you look at it, 2005 is ending with a variety of news confirming how Canadian Liberal leader Paul Martin was right enough when he urged that the Boxing day shootings in Toronto show the “challenge” of the near future. It is at least one kind of progress that this now applies to Canada as [...]



Holiday news update .. last half of December 2005

Dec 28th, 2005 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: Key Current Issues

Quick notes on … TORONTO SHOOTINGS AND CANADIAN VOTERS … CANADIAN ELECTION CAMPAIGN AT THE HALFWAY POINT … TROUBLE ON THE BORDERS IN NAFTA … CANADIAN ELECTION DEBATES … KARLA HOMOLKA MOVIE … BC AND THE CANADIAN ELECTION … IRAQ ELECTION … MARK CRISPIN MILLER ON DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA TODAY … TORONTO SHOOTINGS AND CANADIAN VOTERS. After a [...]



Will Santa be coming this year .. and what religion is he?

Dec 9th, 2005 | By Dominic Berry | Category: Key Current Issues

If you have been around since the late 1940s, you just might be prompted to reflect about the differences between what very definitely just used to be called Christmas, now and then. And this year the gap seems almost so wide that someone in some proper position of authority probably ought to call the whole [...]



Phony war phase in Canadian election .. waiting for the first TV debate in Vancouver

Dec 6th, 2005 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: Ottawa Scene

According to the People’s Daily Online in China, a “fierce battle” is “foreseen” in the Canadian federal election campaign now underway. A week into the contest, you can get the latest on all the party leaders’ travels and rapidly accumulating policy promises, nicely laid out in cyberspace by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Canadian Television [...]