Going, Going, Gone: Dismantling the Progressive State

Pyne, William Henry; Combe, William (1904) [1808] "An Auction " in The Microcosm of London or London in Miniature (Volume I ed.) London: Methuen and Company

Now that some time has passed since the federal budget it might be useful to step back and assess what it says about where the government is taking us. Reaction has been pretty muted. The “centrist punditry” generally see this as an incremental budget, business as usual, “balanced” and “mature”. For our Globe editorialists, for … Continue reading

Red Tory: A New Lament For A Nation

Community Market

Phillip Blond, the main architect of U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s “big society”, is coming to Canada this week.  The timing couldn’t be better as our political parties get set to offer up their competing versions of what ails us and how we might go forward together. Blond is gaining a lot of attention with … Continue reading

Taking Back Our Democracy: Welcome to Leadnow.ca

LeadNow

This post has been published in The Mark News as “The Democracy We Deserve” As we watch events unfold in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, as the media chronicle acts of extraordinary courage in the face of grotesque brutality, I expect many of us —  inspired, hopeful, uncertain — are led to reflect on things here at home.  … Continue reading

What Are We To Think?

H. Bosch, 7 Deadly Sins: Anger

What are we to think when our government tells us that government is the problem, that notwithstanding a decade of tax cuts, we pay too much taxes, that we should be concerned that our government has private information about us, that our government has ulterior motives for its firearms registry?  What are we to think? … Continue reading

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