Canadian Election Post Mortem

As a neighboring, wealthy country of 35 million people, about as many as live in California, Canada certainly gets less attention from Americans than it deserves. Here are a few of my thoughts on the historic results of yesterday's Canadian election and their broader significance. The results help point up the perversities inherent in single … Continue reading Canadian Election Post Mortem

Canada’s Seven-Year Political Crisis Set to Continue

Today a no-confidence motion toppled Stephen Harper's Conservative minority government in Canada. Canada has not had a majority government since 2004, when the so-called "sponsorship scandal" rocked the incumbent Liberal government and wrecked their majority in that year's election. Since 2006 Stephen Harper has been Prime Minister atop Conservative minority governments. Today's vote means that … Continue reading Canada’s Seven-Year Political Crisis Set to Continue