December 1, 2006

Get with the dance, Alberta

Pity the poor arts communities in Alberta. They just can’t seem to get the respect they deserve. While the corporate community has for the most part been a great support-...

December 1, 2006

L’OTAN se lance dans la contreinsurrection

Les scé€nes de combat intenses et les images de cer- cueils drapés de l’unifolié ont placé l’engagement canadien en Afghanistan au cœur de l’actualité poli- tique au pays en...

Marc André Boivin
December 1, 2006

Afghanistan comes home

Tip O’Neill was speaking of elections in America when he famously said, ”œAll politics are local.” After the ”œthumpin’” voters handed Republicans November 7 over the war in Iraq,...

December 1, 2006

It’s the war, stupid

It is a truism in American politics that midterm elections are a referendum on the performance of the president. In 1974, the electorate, repulsed by Watergate, delivered a sharp rebuke...

Howard J. Gold
December 1, 2006

Power tilts north to the Canadian border

The recent victories by Democrats in the House of Representatives and the Senate mark a major power shift northward within the United States that will increase the attention paid...

Stephen J. Farnsworth
December 1, 2006

Canada and the UN north of 60

There’s a land where the mountains are nameless, And the rivers all run God knows where; There are lives that are erring and aimless, And deaths that just hang...

Andrew Caddell
December 1, 2006

The resource curse and the Mackenzie Gas Project

In the final speech of his first northern tour, at the end of the summer, Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered hope, as had many federal politicians before him, that...

Russell Banta
December 1, 2006

What’s wrong with Canada’s innovation?

Fifteen years after the first report on Canada’s competi- tiveness by Michael Porter of Harvard in 1991, Canada’s ability to produce high value-added, knowledge-based products has actually deteriorated relative...

Guy Stanley
December 1, 2006

State of Denial (book review)

The water-cooler take on Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein has long been that Woodward was the plodding, anal one and Bernstein was the fun twin ”” the guy who...

Lisa Van Dusen
December 1, 2006

Bruits suspects

Ma premié€re voiture était une bien vieille et bien laide chose. Mais elle roulait, ce qui répondait aÌ€ peu pré€s aÌ€ mes attentes. Pour l’entretien, je suivais une ré€gle...

Alain Noà«l