When we were children, we were told that if we played with matches, we risked being burned. Playing with the fire of Islamophobia, Stephen Harper would do well to heed that warning.
It is great that the NDP has a national child care plan -- it much needed. But how do we ask for improvements while still supporting them?
How do we push the NDP to improve their childcare strategy while supporting their efforts?
With the defeat of the Parti Québécois government led by Pauline Marois, leading the Quebec Exodus from Canada has just gotten harder.
A myriad of factors, sometimes contradictory, can explain Quebec voters' renewed support for the party formerly led by Jean Charest.
Pauline Marois's strategists thought that by raising the spectre of a "Muslim invasion" they would succeed as the Front National in France did. But Quebec isn't France and North America isn't Europe.
The defeat of the minority PQ government led by Pauline Marois means Quebec will have a majority Liberal government led by Philippe Couillard.
Throughout the 33 days of the election campaign, it seems that the tragedy at Lac-Mégantic has been forgotten. Very little was said by the leaders about rail safety and crude oil transportation. Why?
Polls show the electorate is moving, but where the people are heading is anyone's guess. The PQ is in trouble, the Liberals could win a majority (or not), and the CAQ is a wild card.
In the end, separatism needs an intolerant English Canada to bounce off from. It had that in Lévesque's day. Since then, its rationale has gotten weaker.