For those interested in Canadian politics, pay attention tomorrow to the Supreme Court’s decision about Bill 101 and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Language so important in Quebec. I wonder what the decision will be (probably that the Charter supercedes Bill 101) and what the consequences will be (probably a resurgence in the sovereignity movement).
Archive for March, 2005
My hope that Wolfowitz wouldn’t be supported by the executive directors of the EU countries has evaporated, in light of this story in the Financial Times. Here’s hoping that Wolfowitz does a good job. It should be official on Thursday.
Update on Wed: Europe is angling for a deputy president position.
Now that the Conservative Party has had its policy convention, Stephen Harper is unsurprisingly taking a harder line in the House of Commons. I suspect that Martin will call Harper’s bluff, that the bill will be defeated and that Martin will go to the Governor General. I don’t know what she’ll do, however. Probably dissolve parliament. My last prediction didn’t turn out very well, but I figure that if I keep guessing, one of these times I will be right.
Two of my classmates are from Saskatchewan, so I pay more attention to its provincial politics than I used to. Interesting to see the Sask. NDP’s budget.
One of the great things about the MPA programme is the quality of its professors. See Professor Tom Courchene’s editorial in today’s Toronto Star for evidence.
If you have some time, read this indictment of John Manley’s vision of what North America should be. For a different view, see an editorial in the Globe and Mail. And for the source of this coverage, see the statement itself (PDF).
On a related point, it appears that the NAFTA conference at Bush’s ranch is now focused on security.