Political Ideology

How the Harper Government Committed a Knowledge Massacre

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Capt. Trevor Greene

Scientists are calling it "libricide." Seven of the nine world-famous Department of Fisheries and Oceans [DFO] libraries were closed by autumn 2013, ostensibly to digitize the materials and reduce costs. But sources told the independent Tyee in December that a fraction of the 600,000-volume collection had been digitized. Irreplaceable documents like the 50 volumes produced by the H.M.S. Challenger expedition of the late 1800s that discovered thousands of new sea creatures, are now moldering in landfills.

An Open Letter to Uncle Sam, From Your Northern Neighbour

Preston Manning | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Preston Manning

As an old friend who wishes nothing but the best for your country, I am worried about what one election night commentator described as the ongoing "ideological civil war" in America. In the past, after this initial polarization, there is a seeking for common ground and a coming together in order to "get things done." In recent years, however, this has not occurred. Continued polarization and conflict over the economic crisis is also of great concern to us in Canada, since our economic prosperity is very much tied to that of our largest trading partner.

The Ideological Battle Begins Tomorrow

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - When the House of Commons resumes Monday, there will be a short period of non-partisan esprit de corps — but then an ideological battle beg...