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 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 – “Canada’s leading independent online newsmagazine.” Stevens’s latest StraightGoods column is entitled “Elections are lost, […]