Posts Tagged ‘ Canada-US relations ’

Biden inauguration at last : “Americans always finally do the right thing, after they’ve tried everything else first”

Jan 20th, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

FROM THE ELEGANT NEW MACBOOK AIR LAPTOP OF RANDALL WHITE, GANATSEKWYAGON, ONTARIO, CANADA. JANUARY 20, 2021, 10:30 PM ET : I had noted Daniel Dale’s tweet last night – “The President and The First Lady will depart the White House at 8:00 AM for Palm Beach, Florida.” I made a point of getting up to […]

Senate reform in Canada – “America’s most durable and .. most effective and important enemy of all”

Oct 25th, 2013 | By | Category: In Brief

The news that “the Harper government’s most recent attempt at Senate reform has been declared unconstitutional” by the Quebec Court of Appeal ought to remind us that our Canadian history goes so much deeper than PM Harper’s beloved British monarchy. (Which is a good thing. According to a recent poll, “younger citizens – those aged […]

Fourth of July 2012 way up north .. forget Romney : Obama is twice as popular in Canada as PM Harper!

Jul 4th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

At first I thought the estimable Ottawa pundit Lawrence Martin had stolen my idea (well, really just beat me to it, of course) for a Canadian Fourth of July 2012 posting. The Globe and Mail apparently published Martin’s column “Obama Remains Extremely Popular in Canada” yesterday. And it is still worth underlining its main theme: […]

“Pres Obama & Canadian PM to make statement any moment” .. is new Canada-US border deal worth it?

Dec 8th, 2011 | By | Category: In Brief

Susan Bonner on CBC TV, reporting from Washington, had just said that the new Canada-US border deal (aka US-Canada border deal ) just wasn’t on anyone’s radar in the USA. No one there was paying attention. So I was a little surprised when, flipping to my favourite US political TV channel, MSNBC, I saw the […]

Remembering September 11, 2001 ten years later .. a view from the attic ..

Sep 11th, 2011 | By | Category: USA Today

Like others, no doubt, I kept a few notes on my own remote experience of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. I won’t even try to say just why. And my especially marginal experience of the main events in New York and Washington took place in the current biggest city of […]