The Liberal think-fest last weekend turned up some unexpected consequences. Michael Ignatieff found the courage, at least temporarily, to take an actual stand on a tough political issue.
Alice Klein is the co-founder, editor and CEO of Toronto's longest-running free alternative newsweekly, NOW Magazine and NOW Communications Inc. Her regular rabble column appears courtesy of NOW Magazine.
Wow. A federal budget and an Ontario Speech from the Throne in the same week. A veritable feast of political divination is being offered up in these parts.
Ontario announced a $7 billion breakthrough deal for green energy last week that fans say puts the province in the forefront of the North American renewable energy industry.
Let's face it, our response to the crisis in Hait is mirrored in almost every country in the world. In our case, it's somewhat tinged with irony, given the ominous defunding of KAIROS late last year.
Hundreds flooded the unmiked basement space in Hart House booked for the Friday, January 8, organizing meeting for the January 23 anti-prorogue rally.
Proroguing Parliament represses political debate on the rule of law, the honesty of government and the non-partisanship of our civil service. It's a kind of soul theft that will leave deep wounds.
The Copenhagen Accord is a bit of an orphan-child. No one is too proud or happy with the three page outcome that includes a yet to be determined number of countries in a non-binding agreement.
President Obama raised expectations last week, when he decided to ride in at the end point of Copenhagen. That just made his speech to the plenary this morning, all the more disappointing.
One day to go and hope has found its way back to the Copenhagen proceedings. What counters even the darkest hours of these negotiations is the exposure to the range of work that is being done.
The final result of the COP negotiations are now in the hands of the heads of state. No matter the final agreement, the touchy subject of money will continue to be the hot topic over the next year.