Posts Tagged ‘ Canada and Australia ’

Election in Land of Oz : “If you want to know who to vote for, I’m the guy with the not bad looking daughters . .”

Sep 6th, 2013 | By Randall White | Category: Countries of the World

[UPDATED SEPTEMBER 8]. In some more ideal world Canada would take more of an interest in Australia, and vice-versa. The two places have a lot in common. They are both natural resource-dominated economies in geographically vast territories with modest but increasingly diverse populations. And they are both former self-governing dominions of the now declined and [...]



The setting sun: Greg Barns and Henry Pill on the British monarch as head of state in Australia, Canada, and Jamaica

Feb 13th, 2012 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: In Brief

Stephen Harper’s new passion for restoring the British monarchy to the kind of position it enjoyed in Canada before the Second World War may be impressing a few people in other parts of the global village today. But others who watch Canadian current events remain unconvinced. On Saturday, February 4, 2012, eg, Greg Barns and [...]



You can’t blame Bloc Québécois for no majority government in Land of Oz

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED JANUARY 26, 2012: scroll to bottom of page]. Canadian political junkies following the still uncertain results of this past Saturday’s Australian federal election are entitled to feelings of amazement at the snowballing complexities of what is going down down under at the moment. In some ways Australia, as a fellow former self-governing dominion of [...]



Terrorism and human rights on trial : Melbourne 12 (and Toronto 18)

Apr 25th, 2010 | By Randall White | Category: Countries of the World

Now that the final stages of the “Toronto 18” terror case are underway, a  closely related package from down under has arrived in the mail. It makes clear (yet again) that some striking similarities between the two former senior dominions of the fallen British Empire and Commonwealth remain, even if many early 21st century Australians [...]