San Miguel de Allende: “NAFTA of Literary Festivals” 

By Brian Brennan March, 2018 “Meet acclaimed Canadian authors in San Miguel!” said the invitation. How could one resist? According to the program, three of the seven keynote speakers at this year’s Writers’ Conference & Literary Festival in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

MICHAEL WALKER of the Fraser Institute

DEBORAH JONES November 12, 2005 Michael Walker’s desk in his new office at the Fraser Institute is crammed between the door, a window and a ceiling so low that red tags flutter from overhead sprinklers, warning him not to bash his head.

Muskrat Falls hydroelectric – Who buried the risk assessment report?

ROGER BILL November 25, 2017 ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland — The man in charge of finishing the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project on the Churchill River in remote central Labrador calls the venture a “boondoggle”. The Newfoundland and Labrador government has established a commission of

Vancouver fights graffiti with graffiti

DEBORAH JONES: FREE RANGE July, 2005 The very first time he tried writing graffiti, Robbie, a talented teenager whose art has sold in galleries, blundered into Vancouver’s war on graffiti. As he and another high-school student spray-painted images on a seaside retaining

Africville: Nova Scotia’s blacks remember

DEBORAH JONES: FREE RANGE July 02, 1988 Halifax, NS, Canada —  In Halifax today, what used to be Africville , with all the rich and negative connotations of that name, is a little-used park on the windswept edge of Halifax harbor. From

Reflections of a Canadian abroad as Canada turns 150

TOM REGAN: SUMMONING ORENDA July 1, 2017 I never thought I would end up in rural Virginia, 40 miles outside Washington, DC. Never. I never thought I would live anywhere but Canada, or anywhere other than Nova Scotia, for that matter. But there

Trump Cries Havoc! – Dogs (still) Kenneled

  JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs June 10, 2017 Donald Trump in the last few days has given the world a master class on how ignorance and miscalculation by a United States president can trigger conflict and set the stage for war. Look

Theresa May’s election victory no longer certain

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs June 3, 2017 Six weeks ago, when Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election, it seemed a foregone conclusion this was simply a formality to boost her parliamentary majority and strengthen her hand in negotiating Brexit

“Green” investment funds spring back

By Ross Kerber May, 2017 BOSTON (Reuters) – After U.S. President Donald Trump’s election last November, investors pulled nearly $68 million (53 million pounds) from so-called “green” mutual funds, reflecting fear that his pro-coal agenda would hurt renewable energy firms. But now