The Bank of Canada announced this week that it was lowering its trend-signalling interest rate from 1.0 per cent, where it had been pegged since 2010, to 0.75 per cent.
What do you think about this decision?
The National Capital Commission's (NCC) continuing destruction of Gatineau Park to protect the interests of private landowners should persuade federal legislators to reassess the agency's power to administer the park. And think hard about adopting legislation to protect it.
Time and again, Canadians have been told that Gatineau Park is the "essential feature of any plan for developing the nation's capital," or that it's the "Crown Jewel of Canada's Capital Region," or even, rather farcically, that it's the "Capital's Conservation Park."
Yet the place seems to be run by a crew of drunken sailors.
Related rabble.ca story:
Perhaps the only thing more offensive than the way Stephen Harper has changed Canada is the fact he's done it without the support of anything approaching a majority of Canadians.
Under our "first-past-the-post" electoral system, it's possible to win control of Parliament and exercise enormous power over the country even with only a minority of voters actually voting for you. The democratic shortcomings of such a system have long been evident.
But the rise of Stephen Harper's Conservatives -- with their aggression, their willingness to flout democratic rules and traditions, their indifference to the interests of those who didn't vote for them -- has highlighted the danger of an over-empowered minority in an urgent new way.