Stephen Harper’s exit

Harper joins the long list of Canadian politicians who stayed too long and pushed their luck too far

Stephen Harper’s exitDownload this column on Stephen Harper for your publication or website. FREE TRIAL for subscribers. Join Us TORONTO, ON Oct 20, 2015/ Troy Media/ - When we left the country to go travelling at the end of September, I expected the Conservatives to win a slim minority and defer parliament’s reconvening to early January, at…

Stephen Harper a rare Canadian statesman

Harper is only the 4th statesman to appear in Canadian history in the last century and a half

Stephen Harper a rare Canadian statesmanDownload this column on Stephen Harper for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers. Join Us CALGARY OUT CALGARY, AB Oct 18, 2015/ Troy Media/ - “The first study of a statesman,” Edmund Burke observed, “must be the temper of the people,” what Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls “the fundamental values and understanding of Canadians.”…

Conservatives’ campaign strategy has not played as well as they hoped

'Hail Mary’ antics don’t win elections

Conservatives’ campaign strategy has not played as well as they hopedDownload this column on the Conservatives' campaign strategy for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Oct. 15, 2015/ Troy Media/ – After weeks of stagnation, the final days of this marathon election campaign are telling the tale of three parties – and it is a vastly…

Faced with persistent Conservative dogma, we may be hooped

During this election campaign, we have been subjected to minor details wrapped in a pastry of fear, racism, and intolerance

Faced with persistent Conservative dogma, we may be hoopedDownload this column on Conservative dogma and the election for your publication or website. FREE TRIAL for subscribers Terms and Conditions of use VANCOUVER, B.C. Oct. 15, 2015/ Troy Media/ – If it feels like we’ve been suffering from excessive democracy for the summer and a third of the fall of 2015, it's because we have. As the…

Those suffering Harper Derangement Syndrome deserve our compassion

Even if it is largely confined to the media elite of Laurentian Canada

Those suffering Harper Derangement Syndrome deserve our compassionDownload this column on Harper Derangement Syndrome for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY OUT CALGARY, AB Oct 2, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The other day I was picking up groceries at a local organic food store. The young woman at the check-out was sporting a button announcing:…

Open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Open letter to Prime Minister Stephen HarperDownload this letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use We, the undersigned academics, write to express our concern about the violation of the rule of law by your government through retroactive amendments to the Elimination of the Long Gun Registry Act (ELRA). We would like…

Harper’s bad bet on China

Canada’s commitments to China were written in cement while China’s promises to Canada were written in sand

Harper’s bad bet on ChinaDownload this column on Stephen Harper and his trade deals for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, ON Sep 18, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Thursday night’s election debate took place against the backdrop of the hard-hit resource sector. With its focus on the economy, the debate pointed to the Harper…

A balanced budget no miracle cure for ailing Canadian economy

Proposing a balanced budget reflects a failure to grasp the modern economic role of government

A balanced budget no miracle cure for ailing Canadian economyDownload this column on a balanced budget for your publication or website. FREE with coupon FREDERICTON, NB Sept. 9, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The 2015 federal election will go down in history for establishing a new record and confirming a reality check. First, it will be recorded as the longest campaign in Canadian electoral history.…

Why First Nations peoples should vote for Harper

At least the Harper Conservatives have a plan, beyond expressing platitudes

Why First Nations peoples should vote for HarperDownload this column on First Nations for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use TRACADIE, NS Sep 4, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Before those suffering Harper Derangement Syndrome get their shorts in a knot (as if that will not ever happen), let me enumerate the reasons why First Nations…

Every Canadian must stand up to Stephen Harper and his bully tactics

If we are to retain our dignity as a free nation each one of us will have to stand up and stare real fear in the face

Every Canadian must stand up to Stephen Harper and his bully tacticsDownload this column on Stephen Harper for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Aug 24, 2015/ Troy Media/ - It has been said that Stephen Harper and his Conservative government is the most controlling and the least tolerant of dissent in the Western world. Nowadays, Canadian…