Entries by Hassan Arif from 06/2012

Striking an Environmental Balance

| Posted 06.12.2012 | Canada Politics

We need a balance between ecology and economics, between the effects of the tar sands and the money it makes. However, this approach does not conform to the narrow and myopic world view of the Harper Conservatives. The Conservative majority rests on less than 40 per cent of the vote, yet for them this justifies demonizing and dismissing the other 60-plus per cent.

Conservatives Take a Sharp Right Turn

| Posted 06.26.2012 | Canada Politics

While there are notable differences between the Canadian Conservatives and U.S. Tea Party Republicans, both nonetheless represent a new brand of conservatism that make predecessors seem like moderates (or even progressives).