Archive for April 2010

Blue Jays 2010 .. if you build a better team will the fans come back?

Apr 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Sporting Life

According to www.yourdictionary.com there are three main meanings for fans/fanatics: 1.  a person whose enthusiasm or zeal for something is extreme or beyond normal limits; 2. a person devoted to a particular hobby or pastime; 3. a person motivated by irrational exuberance. However you define them, fans are the lifeblood and support of any professional […]



In the strange spring of Stephen Harper new voices of region are rising in the east .. true or false?

Apr 8th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

Ever since the 1980s the modern quest to at last reform The Unreformed Senate of Canada has had its main base in Western Canada (with a brief variation on the theme from Clyde Wells in Newfoundland, in the last days of the Meech Lake Accord). Now in minority PM  Harper’s strange spring of 2010, there […]



Why are some North Americans so interested in the British election?

Apr 7th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

Back in the 1930s the historian Percy Robinson called Toronto “the citadel of British sentiment in America,” and Ontario “the most British of all the provinces.” He had not spent enough time in Victoria, BC or Halifax, NS — to say nothing of (parts of) Alberta (or Newfoundland, which was not a Canadian province in […]



Iggy observed: do old UK, US careers hint at arduous destiny in Canada?

Apr 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

Geoffrey Stevens is a former Ottawa columnist and managing editor of the Globe and Mail who, now comfortably into his senior-citizen-hood (born 1942), teaches political science at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Guelph. He also writes for StraightGoods.ca — “Canada’s leading independent online newsmagazine.” Stevens’s latest StraightGoods column is entitled “Elections are lost, […]