Entries by Hassan Arif from 03/2012

Can St. John be Stopped from Becoming the Detroit Of New Brunswick?

| Posted 03.07.2012 | Canada

Detroit is a city that has become emblematic of urban decay and decline, of what can go wrong with an American city. Saint John has also had to contend with problems of providing services with a decreased property tax base as well as concentrated urban poverty in neighbourhoods like the Old North End and the South End.

Could Thomas Mulcair Ensure a Liberal Victory?

| Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada

There is the possibility that a Mulcair-led NDP could open up space for the Liberals as the principled centre-left alternative. With Conservatives who see the federal government's role as more about building prisons and fighter jets than providing social programs, and an NDP beholden to separatist forces in Quebec, there is a worrying lack of national vision in Canadian politics.