Monthly Archives: April 2013

DOES THE IRON LADY’S LEGACY REACH AS FAR AS SASKATCHEWAN?

Margaret Thatcher’s death sparked widespread debate about her legacy. Partisan supporters credit Thatcher with everything from “saving Britain”, British P.M. Cameron’s phrase, to ending the Cold War to overturning the welfare state. These grandiose claims, perhaps made when grieving and … Continue reading

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ASKING CANADIANS: DO WE NEED ELECTORAL REFORM AND POLITICAL COOPERATION?

An important new national poll done by Environics in late March is out. It asked a random sample of 1,004 eligible voters what they thought about electoral reform and co-operation among the New Democrats, Liberals and Greens. The results show … Continue reading

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WHY DO WE “THROW AWAY” SUCH INTERESTING IDEAS?

When I go to get our mail on the morning that R-Town News comes out I sometimes notice a few people throwing out the paper and its inserted ads. A few others take out the ads and throw away the … Continue reading

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