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J.J. McCullough is a Global Opinions contributing columnist.
Since at least the 1910s, proposals have been bouncing around Ottawa that Canada should annex islands in the Caribbean to “help” them in some way.
The root causes of Lavscam can also be traced to a set of establishment shibboleths.
Americans have now transcended some of their historic hangups and embraced the notion that a universally ensured populace is both a reasonable and achievable goal of public policy.
While Canadians may formally elect members of parliament, an MP’s ability to stay in office is ultimately subordinate to the judgment of party leaders.
Many conservatives find it difficult to accept the reality that given the choice between economic growth and environmental protection, many Canadians will choose the latter.
In the era of Trump, no electoral outcome should be beyond anyone’s imagination.
National character, as usual, will play little role.
Broad discomfort with the g-word suggests the authors of the MMIWG report have misread elite Canada’s appetite for a postmodern revolution.
Canada’s see-nothing-say-nothing status quo on the issue has enshrined a moral cowardice as part of the country’s civic culture.