Jack Layton’s Hope, Love and Optimism, one year later.

[An edited version of this text was published in the Montreal Gazette, July 25th, 2012] I almost allowed myself to forget. The article by Jack Layton’s daughter Sarah takes us back to last summer, a paradoxical time of optimism, sadness and melancholy. Between his election success on May 2nd and his passing on August 22nd,…

Permanent damage

Some of the damage that the Harper Conservatives have done is semi-permanent. – We may never again have a long-gun registry; no government in the next thirty-fifty years will want to take that on. What a double-waste: the initial mismanagement cost us $1 Billion, then the Harperites flush that down the toilet too.