Linda McQuaig

Book Review
Jun 28, 2007
 Holding the Bully's Coat Canada and the U.S. Empire

Home-grown military-industrial complex

Linda McQuaig
The senior ranks of the Canadian Forces and the department of National Defence have long been frustrated by the Canadian publicâe(TM)s fondness for peacekeeping and the UN, and have pushed for b
Jun 26, 2007

Clark offers precedent for Harper

It's often argued that Canada isn't a significant player in world events. That can't be said of the current crisis in the Middle East, where the Harper government has played a notable — and disa
Jun 12, 2007

Harper is Bush's new 'poodle'

Perhaps the most notable thing Stephen Harper did at the G-8 gathering last week was signal his intention to take over retiring British Prime Minister Tony Blair's role as George W. Bush's most helpf
Jun 4, 2007

We allowed rich to win the class war

Probably the most overlooked story of the past two decades is the fact that there was a class war and the rich won. By getting governments to cut taxes and slash social benefits, our financial Ã
Apr 16, 2007

Building a nation with body bags

The old refrain “War, what is it good for?” raised a valid question. But it's a question that doesn't much trouble the Harper crowd. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government — and th
Mar 19, 2007

Tax cut mantra music to ears of the wealthy

The experiment in neo-conservatism has changed the face of Canada. Thirty years ago, the richest 10 per cent of Canadians had incomes 31 times as big as the bottom 10 per cent. Today, their incomes a
Feb 19, 2007

Harper seems unwilling to find solutions

No matter how hopeless the situation in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Stephen Harper vows that Canada will be there, as a “country that leads, not that just follows.” Yet in the battle agains
Jan 4, 2007

U.S. won't soon forgive the UN

Last month, NATO got a new top military commander, the general who formerly ran the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay. So Canadian troops in Afghanistan, will ultimately be under the command of a U.S. ge
Dec 18, 2006

How will the U.S. control Iraq's oil?

Advising the Bush administration on how to deal with the Iraq fiasco, the report of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group urges the president to clarify that Washington does not seek to control Iraq's oil.
Oct 9, 2006

Using religion to spread hate is repugnant

A black man and a white woman stand before a justice of the peace, eager to exchange their wedding vows. But as they look lovingly into each other's eyes, the justice of the peace refuses to proceed
Oct 2, 2006

Allow the debt burden to shrink over time

One of the perks of being prime minister is getting to use your power to settle old scores and crush opponents. This sort of vindictive motivation appears to lie behind the announcement by Stephen H
Sep 25, 2006

Why does Ottawa not demand answers?

“Do you believe that torturing terror suspects is a more effective national security strategy than, say, securing our ports and borders?” It's horrifying enough to realize that the subject
Sep 11, 2006

Angry young men against the West

In the days after 9/11, Iranian president Mohammad Khatami condemned the terrorist attack and reached out to the West to fight terrorism together. Too bad we ignored him. We'd be safer today if we ha
Aug 14, 2006

History is a key element in occupation

It may not seem like much now, but back in the 1770s, the Six Nations native band was a big help to British forces fighting in the American Revolution. That's why, in 1784, the British Crown expresse
Jul 24, 2006

PM did not do enough to protect Canadians

I would have thought that the first duty of a Canadian prime minister is the safety of Canadians.So, faced with a choice of expressing support for Israel or doing everything he possibly could to prot
Jul 16, 2006

Attack on Lebanon — or Iran?

As Israeli firepower rained down on Lebanon last week, pundits here in the West wasted no time pinning the blame on — Iran. “Iran and its radical allies are pushing toward war,” wrote
Jul 10, 2006

What are they really up to?

If ever there was a guy who looked more like a “Stephen” than a “Steve,” it would be our current Prime Minister. But when you're the most powerful guy in the world, it's your call


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