November 1, 2003

The new private-sector ombudsmen

The ombudsman is mainly known as an independent official who handles complaints from the public against government administration. But in recent years the ombudsman idea has been spreading rapidly...

Donald C. Rowat
November 1, 2003

Socrates does Canadian electrical policy

Ask the right questions of the right people at the right time and you stand a good chance of ending up with good policy. Advice as good today as...

John S. McCallum
November 1, 2003

National missile defence: it is rocket science

On March 24, 1989, I was in a smoky Montreal tavern with three friends discussing a news story that had made headlines around the world the previous day: Researchers...

Robert P. Harrison
November 1, 2003

Understanding Canadian Defence (book review)

Over the past few years, the question of the role given to Canada’s armed forces has been raised with vigour and some urgency. Often in the wake of a...

Geoffrey Kelley