I guess with winter almost upon us – the first real cold snap, and snow on its way up from the Eastern US – this is the time to put up those mild, golden, dappled fall photos. Conventional, I know, but still rather beautiful.
Sometimes you have to stop and wonder, at the small perfections that are all around us. I was walking in High Park in late October with my daughter and my son-in-law, who were visiting from South Africa, and Gareth was quite entranced with the water-birds, and spent some time leaning over the water with his
Winter arrived in Toronto yesterday. Temperatures fell, and the first light snows blew in, and melted, and blew in again. I was out in the country, up near the Kawartha Lakes, with Boyd and Francine and Mary Wiens, and the snow was much harder up there: roads were slippery, the gusts blew in more regularly,
Further validation, if you will, of the case against the Harper government’s approach to foreign policy, and the international damage this has done to Canada. Yet how many Canadians actually think about the world beyond their borders, let alone discuss, or engage with, the issues? Not many, I would venture to suggest, based on my
A nice piece of satire from Canadian international development fundi Ian Smillie…. If the cap fits, wear it… The McLeod Group.
I hold no particular candle for Joe Clark (for the little I know about him, to be honest) but this analysis of Canada’s foreign posture (I use the word advisedly) under Prime Minster Harper seems to me pretty much on the money, and pretty much indicative of what is so wrong about Canada under the