Entries by Hassan Arif from 07/2011

The Resurrection of Stephane Dion

| Posted 07.03.2011 | Canada

The Liberal loss in seats in 2008 was widely blamed on Mr. Dion

Stephen Harper's Actions Against Immigration Are Different Than His Words

| Posted 07.12.2011 | Canada

Could Conservatives be targeting certain groups of immigrants for votes -- misleading them on facilitating a swifter immigration process -- while writing off others who came as refugees?

Controversy Over Shale Gas Fracking Hits New Brunswick

| Posted 07.15.2011 | Canada

There is a serious debate over the ecological viability of hydro-fracking throughout North America, with concerns that any economic gains from the process are outweighed by the detrimental environmental consequences.

Stephen Harper and the Perils of Senate Reform

| Posted 07.20.2011 | Canada Politics

There is good reason why most prime ministers avoid Senate reform: it is contentious and divisive. A reformed Senate could provide a check on the Prime Minister's Office, though there is also the potential for gridlock with feuding houses, something seen in the United States system of divided government.