Posts Tagged ‘ Harper majority government? ’

Would Harper majority government in Canada be like Cameron-Clegg coalition government in UK?

Mar 29th, 2011 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED MAY 3]. There was a time when people interested in politics in at least English-speaking Canada also paid attention to politics in the United Kingdom (which used to be better covered in Canadian newspapers than it is today). And in the back-to-the-future 21st century age of Stephen Harper there are a few reasons why […]



Does anyone really believe PM Harper Government doesn’t want a spring election … etc, etc, etc?

Mar 16th, 2011 | By | Category: In Brief

As Stephen Harper and his party acolytes traipse across the country delivering pre-election goodies to worthy causes and places (see, eg: “PM announces support for Jean-Lesage International Airport,” “Ottawa provides $10 million for health network and hospital planning in Vaughan,” and “PM renews anti-gang funds … Will get $37.5M over five years”), he is also […]



Canadian Thanksgiving 2010: who’s afraid of “the failure of the left”?

Oct 10th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

It is a strictly parochial contest. But on this Canadian Thanksgiving holiday weekend (some six-and- a-half weeks before the real Thanksgiving in the USA) the competition among the four daily newspapers that Canada’s largest city is still so lucky to enjoy may have been won by the Toronto Star. For me at least two particular […]