federal government

Mar 5, 2010

Harper's strategic election budget

Murray Dobbin
As one would expect from Stephen Harper, he has come down with a very strategic budget and a fairly smart one at that.
Dec 3, 2009

Who will stop Stephen Harper?

If neither the Liberals nor the NDP find the courage to present a vision to the country and redefine the political discourse, it is virtually certain that Stephen Harper will stay prime minister.
Nov 9, 2009

Registry: Bureaucracy gone bad?

The bill to kill the national gun registry has gone to committee before it emerges for the final reading. With extreme luck, they might even make it the lean thing it should have been to begin with.
Oct 20, 2009

When governments have contempt for the law

Murray Dobbin
There is an alarming trend in Canada in the past few months of governments demonstrating contempt for the law and for people's civil liberties.
Dec 23, 2008

Depression prevention

When the economy starts seriously to shrink, a new set of policy rules comes into play. Call them depression prevention measures.


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