Economic Bewilderment

Posted: 28/01/2015 8:52:57 AM

There’s nothing I hate more than those situations where the more I read, the more confused I become. Welcome to the Canadian economy. Five minutes ago the Government was crystal clear—it was all about the oil. It was practically Government policy that every first born child in Canada should become a pipefitter. If anyone dared suggest that our economy was too dependent on oil, they were nothing less than an enemy of the state. 


Talk Amongst Yourselves

Posted: 21/01/2015 7:11:17 AM

On January 30th, every premier and territorial leader in Canada will gather in Ottawa for a meeting. Imagine, all those leaders in one room behind closed doors. They call it the Council of the Federation. And once again the Prime Minister of Canada will not attend that meeting. He's been invited but he said no. He will not pose for a photo; he will not engage in small talk about hockey, the weather, or plunging oil prices. And nor should he. He’s got six episodes of the Murdoch Mysteries in his PVR; he needs to catch up. 


No Words

Posted: 14/01/2015 7:35:31 AM

On the morning of October 22, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was gunned down while guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial. In the weeks after the shooting there were probably ten million words written about that incident. Yet nothing came closer to capturing the mood of the nation than the cartoon that was published the very next morning in the Halifax Chronicle Herald. The artist is Bruce MacKinnon. He is one of Canada's greatest editorial cartoonists. We have a lot of them in this country. Which is why, every week, in every newspaper in Canada, there are letters from people who are deeply offended by a cartoon. That is what comes with opinion.