Archive for the ‘Calgary Herald’ Category

Denormalizing separatism

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

From the editorial pages of the Calgary Herald, December 17, 2008: The past weeks have revealed many things, including the tendency among much of Canada’s political class to treat Quebec separatism as basically normal. The trend even includes a son of the man who spent his national political career fighting the separatists. Numerous pundits have [...]

A rainbow that’s anything but a coalition

Monday, November 26th, 2007

From the editorial page of the Calgary Herald, November 18, 2007 (original, slightly longer version): How disunity among Canada’s left-leaning parties is helping Harper govern like he has a majority It was a portentous moment in Canadian politics. Basil Eldon “Buzz” Hargrove, the bombastic but influential president of the Canadian Auto Workers, was being kicked [...]