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One big reason for the Keystone XL Pipeline coming through the United States is that Canadians outside of Texas Alberta don’t want it themselves. That is especially true in the most logical place for such a pipeline to end: British Columbia. Since Keystone is almost certain to be approved by the Obama Administration, the U.S. […]

Toronto Bleg

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On April 1, 2013
Will be in Toronto conferencing later this week. I know nothing about this place except for a) the Blue Jays and b) I get to pay with stuff in some form of currency called a “loonie.” Other than indulging my fantasies of a United States that didn’t suffer its most embarrassing foreign policy defeat in […]

Ma Yansong

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On December 12, 2012

This is an interesting, if somewhat older, discussion of the Chinese architect Ma Yansong and his so-called “organic architecture.” The piece focuses on his so-called “Marilyn Monroe

Derek H. Burney and Fen Osler Hampson seem to think so: Permitting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline should have been an easy diplomatic and economic decision for U.S. President Barack Obama. The completed project would have shipped more than 700,000 barrels a day of Albertan oil to refineries in the Gulf Coast, generated […]

Quebec

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On May 24, 2012

Like any good American, this is my general understanding of Canada: But it turns out that far to the north, somewhere past the sea monsters, there is a place called Quebec. And in that strange exotic

Heckuva Job Iggy!

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On May 2, 2011
Globe and Mail and the CBC calling a Conservative majority government, NDP not only official opposition (as widely predicted) but towards the top end of their range, Bloq wiped out. It even looks like the NDP will win my old riding, which used to have among the widest Liberal margins in the country. If I […]

Stalemate

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On April 19, 2011

Another Tory minority looks increasingly likely in the Canadian elections, although the increase in NDP support that may or may not hold up makes things difficult to predict.

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