Private members’ bills are a bit of a mixed bag in Canadian Parliament. Most of them are sensible business from the opposition parties, like calling for a national transit strategy (which is sorely needed), but it’s also the airing ground for bills from the fringes of the governing party. Last Thursday, Conservative MP for Kitchener-Centre […]
Everyone seems to be hot and cranky this week. I thought I’d lighten the mood with another edition of politicians making funny faces, since the last one was so popular.
The Carey house slept fitfully on Monday night, our last night in our Midwestern U.S. home under the same media blackout that kept Canadians in later time zones from knowing the results of polls in the Atlantic and eastern Canadian provinces. We woke, of course, to several surprises (though they’re currently pending recount in a […]
I’m a U.S. American living in Illinois but (as of last Wednesday) married to a Canadian and making plans to move to Toronto in less than two months. The past couple of weeks have been really tumultuous in Canadian politics, and as comfortable as I am with the intricacies of the U.S. political system and […]