Entries by Daniel D. Veniez from 05/2012

Mulcair's Ploy to Spread (Dutch) Disease

| Posted 05.18.2012 | Canada Politics

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair's recent meditations on an economic phenomenon known as "Dutch Disease" illustrates again that the NDP and their new leader are far from ready for prime time. That does not mean there is not a kernel of truth in Mulcair's statements.

Are Canadian Politics Getting as Ugly as U.S. Politics?

| Posted 05.22.2012 | Canada

For some politicians, smearing an opponent and telling lies is just another day at the office. Until the Canadian public declares that this kind of cheap and gutter politics is unworthy of those that offer to stand for office, it will continue. There is something that we need to do, and it's up to us, not politicians, to enact this change.

Yes Flaherty, There are "Bad Jobs" if You Didn't Go to Princeton

| Posted 05.28.2012 | Canada Business

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's "no bad job" wisecrack is strangely ironic coming from someone who has spent a vast majority of his professional life, much like many of his cabinet colleagues, on the government payroll. There are plenty of "bad jobs," and millions of people go to them every day.

Harper's Iron-Fist Rule a Nod to Chretien, not Machiavelli

| Posted 05.30.2012 | Canada Politics

After reneging on his anti-Bill C-38 statement, David Wilks stressed that he had no choice but to vote with the government, saying that's "how Ottawa works." But to those demonizing Harper for this, let us not kid ourselves: Harper has only improved, refined -- and has taken much too far -- the model first introduced by the Liberal Party of Canada and its leaders.