The Scottish independence referendum offered Canadians lessons on democracy and nationhood. Here are the top 10 takeaways for Canada.
It was not to be. With an 87 per cent turnout, Scottish independence was rejected by 55 per cent of voters in the September 18 referendum.
In a momentous referendum this Thursday, some five million Scottish voters will decide: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" At stake is the ability of Scotland to control its future.
With less than 10 days before the September 18 referendum on Scottish independence, the Yes campaign has forged slightly ahead in a significant public opinion poll, gaining 26 percentage points.
"Should Scotland be an independent country?" This question will be put to the people of Scotland in a referendum September 18.
The European radical left of the 21st century has the task of setting a new agenda, and challenging the dominant political language, which the social democratic left has failed to do.
In its current version the European extreme right represents the Europe of peoples, not the Europe of democracies. The threat it poses is serious because European democracy is weak and getting weaker.
So long as social democratic market economics remain indistinguishable from neoliberalism, expect European discontent to continue.
Is Stephen Harper just a useful idiot to the U.S. -- ranting and raving about Russian expansionism and imperialism so that the U.S. position looks more reasonable by comparison?
The crisis in Ukraine is being used as a battering ram to knock down sensible restrictions on natural gas exports and push through a controversial free-trade deal with Europe.