Canada Headed for a Stormy Ride

Canada

North of the 49th parallel, four more years of Stephen Harper’s Conservative rule has begun. On May 2nd, Canadians went to the polls and gave Harper the majority of seats in the House of Commons–the majority he has eagerly and unsuccessfully sought in two previous elections–and thus gave the Conservatives unshakable federal decision-making power. The […]

Canadian Women Want to Break Up with Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper by Remy Steinegger - grey

Five weeks ago, the Canadian government was forced into an election, one the ruling party–Stephen Harper’s Conservatives–claimed the Canadian public didn’t want. But the campaign has turned into one that is likely to change the political landscape of Canada forever, sparked in part by an unprecedented debate over reproductive rights. In Canada, it’s possible for […]

Canada’s Wrong Turn

Stephen Harper G8 2007

Our neighbor’s rightward drift hits women and the poor hardest By Alison Brewin We Canadians are nicer and less violent than our southern neighbors.We address conflict through compromise, smile politely when faced with difference and only get drunk and belligerent when hockey is on. At least that’s what we like to think of ourselves. We […]