The self-congratulatory myth of Canadian exceptionalism is an act of willful denial. All that bragging about our banking sector's resilience is no guarantee about the future.
The broad coalition outside the shareholder meeting demonstrates a key development in Occupy Wall Street's spring revival, and foreshadows possible confrontations with the Obama re-election campaign.
Since the global economic crash in the autumn of 2008, Canadians have been jolted by reports about where we are headed that are by turns pessimistic and optimistic.
A tiny news story this week confirmed a column I wrote a few weeks ago about the real estate bubble developing in Canada.
The Media Consortium
The banking lobby still holds enough sway inside the Beltway to torpedo sensible consumer protection rules, even after releasing many predatory mortgages that kicked off the current economic crisis.