Will there be a democratic revolution in Ottawa?
The recent heated debate about the Senate has brought this illustrious institution into the light as never before – unfortunately, for the wrong reasons.
The soap opera currently unfolding daily in the Canadian Parliament overshadows another leader’s woes.
A quick throne speech and on we go? The public brought together and their attention diverted?
One of the major transformations brought about by Stephen Harper as prime minister will surely be the mark he will leave on the Supreme Court of Canada.
I could not help but take note last week of the irony arising from two orientations in the country.
Some will no doubt find this surprising, but former Prime Minister Jean Chretien’s shadow still looms large over Ottawa.
Maybe it’s because the whole thing reached a climax in the middle of summer – a time when even political media seem to be on holiday – but, really, this expenses business at the Senate has received unusual attention.
If we are to believe what the country’s major media headlines have been saying for the last few months, the federal Conservatives are navigating in troubled waters.
Rumours around ministerial reshuffles always make me smile, because – apart from the prime minister and a small, select group of advisors – no one knows who will be invited to hold a seat in the cabinet.
Did you notice? June 10th was Meatless Monday in Vancouver.
The government in Ottawa is going through its toughest time since the last federal election.
Skeptics will be confounded.