Archive for June 2008

Canada Day 2008 .. does the old British North America Act have a future?

Jun 26th, 2008 | By | Category: Heritage Now

“Toronto,” the local historian Percy Robinson wrote in 1933, is “the citadel of British sentiment in America, and Ontario, the most British of all the Provinces.” An even 75 years later things have changed. Early in 2008 Angus Reid Strategies asked Canadians: “Would you support or oppose Canada ending its formal ties to the British […]

Two weeks at Pavilion Lake .. which may approximate ancient Mars?

Jun 18th, 2008 | By | Category: Canadian Provinces

Pavilion Lake, BC is about 420 kilometers northeast of Vancouver – in Marble Canyon not far west of Kamloops, and “within the traditional territory of the Ts’kw’aylaxw people, and the Pavilion First Nations Indian Band.” Especially this time of year, the lake is “clear … and warm … surrounded by large old growth fir trees, […]

Australia`s stolen generation still looks to Canada

Jun 13th, 2008 | By | Category: Countries of the World

On June 11, 2008 Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered a formal “apology to former students of Indian residential schools.” And when you factor the $1.9 billion compensation fund in Canada’s Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement of 2006 into the picture, Mr. Harper’s ostensibly right-wing government has made the ostensibly left-wing Australian Prime Minister Kevin […]

Should Dion Liberals have triggered a July election anyway?

Jun 12th, 2008 | By | Category: Ottawa Scene

On Saturday, June 7 it was reported that “ranking members of the Liberal caucus this week repeatedly pushed Stephane Dion to trigger a federal election campaign next week, but the Liberal Leader rebuffed their pleas.” By the following Monday, June 9 a “Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey compared attitudes toward the Tories and Liberals in a […]