Union Jack is just the tip of the flagpole

You’ll forgive Syrian refugees who arrived Friday if they’re a little confused about where they’ve landed. Ottawa ordered all federal facilities to fly the British flag on December 11–including at airports. It does so every year to mark the anniversary of the Statute of Westminster, the British act which finally recognized Canadian nationhood in 1931. […]

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Canadian election 2015 : Ask about a democratic head of state at your local all-candidates meeting

The official campaign just began on Sunday, August 2. But unofficially the real Canadian federal election of 2015 has been under way since as long ago as the 24th of May. Back on June 19 the veteran CBC TV pundit Andrew Coyne urged that there “has never been an election campaign like the one on […]

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