It seems to me this government has a meanness problem. Or, as they say in politics, a perception of meanness problem.
This time last year, financial elites everywhere seemed under siege. A year later, they are safely back in the saddle, enjoying a virtual stranglehold over key public policies.
A study released last week is the first detailed attempt to foresee how policies pushing targeted greenhouse gas reductions will affect Canada's economic growth.
The decision to dismiss Maher Arar's case sends a signal to the Obama administration that there will be no judicial intervention to halt the cruel excesses of the Bush-era "Global War on Terror."
The Harper government appears to have embarked on a campaign to silence Canadian critics of Israel, in ways that threaten to undermine Canada's tradition of debate, particularly at our universities.
The Harper government is trying to rush the passage of a new agreement that could give European nations, which continue to overfish cod on the Grand Banks, a say in how Canada's fisheries are managed.
Maybe it's not much to latch on to, but a couple of moral tales worth repeating are emerging from the mess which is federal politics.
Who doesn't feel queasy about federal politics these days? Add former CBC senior parliamentary editor and Newsworld Politics host Don Newman, who can finally speak his mind.
A coalition of rights groups deplores the Canadian government’s failure to disclose fully documents relating to the illegal transfer to the U.S. on September 12, 2001 of Benamar Benatta.
Grumbling to the contrary, Michael Ignatieff has done the right thing -- or at the very least, the necessary thing -- by threatening to pull the plug on the Conservative minority government.