Archive for March 2014

March 19 — April 5 : Silicon Valley Country Retreat and Seminar 2014

Mar 18th, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

Tomorrow the counterweights  editors and editorial staff in Toronto will be leaving more or less en masse to consult and otherwise constructively interact with the technical support staff in Palo Alto, California (and their new rural branch office in the exurbs of Gilroy, south of San Jose). We will be doing what we can to […]

Key current campaigns : Olivia Chow, Alex Mazer, and Richard Underhill in Toronto, and Tim Hortons in Quebec

Mar 18th, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

At least some people are talking about how interesting the Quebec provincial election campaign has suddenly become. See, eg : “Marois says rest of Canada would be welcome to visit independent Quebec” ; “Independent Quebec would keep Canadian dollar, Marois says” ; “Marois tells Canada not to be afraid of Quebec election outcome” ; “Naked […]

Tom Flanagan and Pierre Karl Péladeau loom as Quebec campaign starts up

Mar 11th, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

I want to hang in for a moment longer with my colleague Frank Bunting’s allusion to Hugh Segal’s wisdom on Quebec last week. The Quebec provincial election campaign of 2014 has only just begun. But already I feel I have to keep trying hard to remember what Senator Segal said early in 2012 : “If, […]

Hugh Segal on Quebec in Question today .. even if Pauline Marois wins majority things are not what they used to be

Mar 5th, 2014 | By | Category: In Brief

The half-dred reprise of Quebec in Question that certain ‘journalists, bloggers, and political junkies’ have been spreading gloom about for a while now has finally arrived. See, eg : “Coup d’envoi mercredi de la campagne électorale” and “Let the games begin: Pauline Marois expected to call Quebec election for April 7.” (And, now most definitively […]

Mon pays c’est l’hiver.. notes on Ukraine Crisis from frozen city on Lake Iroquois

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Countries of the World

It was warmer here yesterday, but now the cold and even some snow have returned. This past week, when records for low temperatures were broken in some places nearby, I  took a certain solace from “Man found ‘frozen solid’ on Highway 401 transported to hospital.” It reminded me of a sentence composed 45 years ago […]