There was much to like in the April 8th 2014 speech by former prime minister Brian Mulroney in which he laid out a path to prosperity for Canada based on making the most of our natural resources.
In September 2014, Scots will be asked to decide on the following question: Should Scotland be an independent country? Yes/No.
Newsletter: The Evolution of Canadian Federalism and its Possible Impact on Quebec Secessionist Discourse
It must be admitted that the current analysis of Canada’s contemporary federalism is very often negative. One of the main criticisms being mentioned by intellectuals is certainly the fact that the country is organized around an ideal of territorial federalism, while Quebec would rather see it evolve into a truly multinational dynamic.
In the early spring of 2010, after a long and divisive political battle, Democratic President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
On 22 November 2005, the Canadian House of Commons unanimously endorsed a motion intended to tie the hands of Canadian trade officials negotiating a new WTO trade agreement.
It is often said that national borders are no longer a major economic factor and that, as a result of free trade agreements and market globalization, they do not represent a barrier to trade in goods and services.
2014 will be an historic year for the Scots, as they will be called by their government to vote in a referendum on the political status of their community.
Sometimes, it is good to remember that we are privileged to be members of a federation that offers citizens the possibility to get away from decisions by their provincial governments that they find unacceptable.
There is little discussion of relations between the provinces in Canada. When the newspapers mention the topic, it is typically in terms of implausibility or dysfunctionality.
For some time, there has been a chorus of calls to curb the number of immigrants admitted annually into Québec, in the name of protecting the French language.