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  • Governing Is All About Setting Priorities And Making Choices October 4, 2015
    Amid all the fuss about what is or what is not appropriate dress when one is taking the oath to become a Canadian citizen, I have been trying to remember what I wore when I took that oath. Did I wear a niquab, a Sikh turban, a Jewish kippah, a top hat, a toque, a […]
  • Some Hard Facts Related To Canada’s Foreign Policy Record September 28, 2015
    This evening our political leaders will get together to have a debate on foreign policy, or Canada’s place in the world, or how we do or do not get along well with our playmates in the global sandbox, or whatever other fancy title you choose to give this important topic. What should Canadians expect from […]
  • Political Leaders Need To Pay More Attention To Tomorrow’s Challenges September 20, 2015
    I took some time out of my not-so-busy schedule on Sunday morning and scanned some of the well-known and not-so-well-known media outlets to update myself on what was actually happening in the real world. I did that because in recent weeks I have spent a lot of hours not in the real world, but in […]
  • A Lesson For Future Governments Of Canada September 12, 2015
    There is a lesson for future Canadian governments and their leaders in a recent story in the New York Times. Hopefully they are not too busy with today’s challenges to pay attention. What is this story that contains lessons that future political leaders need to learn? It is the story of the oil bonanza that […]



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