ESR spotlight on Canadian politics

Recent articles on Canadian politics that have run in Enter Stage Right

Shades of quickly fading blue -- the decline of the Tory tradition in Canada since the 1980s (Part Eight): Mark Wegierski looks at what a reflective conservatism and more thoughtful social democratic ideas may have in common

Shades of quickly fading blue – the decline of the Tory tradition in Canada since the 1980s (Part Seven):  Mark Wegierski looks further at the thought of Gad Horowitz, and compares “British” to “WASP” identities

Shades of quickly fading blue -- the decline of the Tory tradition in Canada since the 1980s (Part Six): Mark Wegierski looks at the thought of Gad Horowitz, a social democrat who criticizes multiculturalism and defends English-Canadian nationalism

Shades of quickly fading blue -- the decline of the Tory tradition in Canada from the 1980s to today (Part Five):  Mark Wegierski looks at different definitions of Canadian nationalism

On the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation -- the “managerial-therapeutic regime” in Canada, an insoluble dilemma for real democracy?: Mark Wegierski examines the arrival of  “soft-totalitarianism” in Canada on the eve of its 150th birthday

Shades of quickly fading blue – the decline of the Tory tradition in Canada since the 1980s (Part Four):  Mark Wegierski argues that until the 1960s, Canada was a more substantively conservative society than America

Shades of quickly fading blue -- the decline of the Tory tradition in Canada since the 1980s (Part Three): Mark Wegierski asks, who have been the real conservatives within the Conservative Party?

Shades of quickly fading blue – the decline of the Tory tradition in Canada since the 1980s (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks especially at the various factions in the Progressive Conservative party of the 1980s

Shades of quickly fading blue -- the decline of the Tory tradition in Canada since the 1980s (Part One):  Mark Wegierski begins a series of articles looking at the “Centre-Right Opposition” over the last four decades

Brian Mulroney and the failure of Canadian conservatism in the 1980s (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks at the importance of “governing strategically”

Brian Mulroney and the failure of Canadian conservatism in the 1980s (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks at the importance of the media and several key weaknesses that Brian Mulroney suffered from as a politician and prime minister

Brian Mulroney and the failure of Canadian conservatism in the 1980s (Part One): Mark Wegierski looks at the importance of the federal bureaucracy

Treason and patriotism in Canada and the current-day world (Part Six): Mark Wegierski asks if Quebec is the real enemy of traditional Canada

Treason and patriotism in Canada and the current-day world (Part Five): Mark Wegierski looks at the situation in Canada

The 2007 Shane Doan controversy in Canada: Mark Wegierski recalls a rare Canadian victory over “political correctness” ten years ago

What should the legacy of World War I, and its great battles such as Vimy Ridge, be for Canadians?: Mark Wegierski meditates on the meaning of Vimy Ridge, 100 years later

Treason and patriotism in Canada and the current-day world (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks at some examples from twentieth-century Polish and Soviet history

Treason and patriotism in Canada and the current-day world (Part Two): Because of Joseph McCarthy, America has become very skittish about accusations of treason, argues Mark Wegierski

Treason and patriotism in Canada and the current-day world (Part One): Treason isn’t what it used to be, argues Mark Wegierski

The past, present, and future of Québec (Part Eleven): Mark Wegierski continues to look at different scenarios for the future

The past, present, and future of Québec? (Part Ten): Mark Wegierski continues to look at different scenarios for the future

The past, present, and future of Québec (Part Nine): Mark Wegierski looks at different scenarios for the future

The past, present, and future of Québec (Part Eight): Mark Wegierski looks at the 1995 Quebec sovereignty referendum, and its immediate aftermath

The past, present, and future of Québec (Part Seven): Mark Wegierski looks especially at the 1990s, and the 1995 Quebec sovereignty referendum

The past, present, and future of Québec (Part Six): Mark Wegierski points to some possibly contradictory elements of that province’s nationalism

The past, present, and future of Québec (Part Five): Mark Wegierski examines more of the historical background of Québec and its historical grievances against the rest of Canada

The past, present, and future of Québec (Part Four): Mark Wegierski examines the appeal of the Action democratique du Quebec in 2007

The past, present, and future of Québec (Part Three): Was the political architecture of Confederation flawed from the start, asks Mark Wegierski

The past, present, and future of Québec (Part Two): Has that province’s effect on Canada been generally anti-traditionalist, asks Mark Wegierski

The past, present, and future of Québec (Part One): Mark Wegierski offers extensive historical background to the recent provincial elections

Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the close of 2016 (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks at the media and the academy

Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the close of 2016 (Part Two): Mark Wegierski continues to note the lack of an infrastructure or “eco-system” for conservatives

Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the close of 2016 (Part One): A conservative infrastructure in Canada is definitely lacking, says Mark Wegierski

"Third parties" in Canada – a reassessment (Part Four): Mark Wegierski looks mainly at the New Democratic Party (NDP)

"Third parties" in Canada – a reassessment (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks mainly at "third parties" in Western Canada

"Third parties" in Canada – a reassessment (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks mainly at "third parties" in Quebec, a hot bed of alternative political parties

"Third parties" in Canada – a reassessment (Part One): Mark Wegierski looks mainly at the Reform Party of Canada

Is it time for a new decentralism in Canada?: Mark Wegierski argues that Harper's failure in Ottawa may lead to decentralist alternatives

Thirty years since George Parkin Grant's Technology and Justice (1986): Mark Wegierski tries to gauge what of philosopher George Grant's ideas has remained today in the modern nation of Canada

No silver lining: The black cloud behind Justin Trudeau's "sunny ways": A lot of Canadians seem happy with the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau but Brad Salzberg wonders if they would remain so if they understand what his party's agenda will inevitably result in

In search of a voice for the Polish-Canadian community: Mark Wegierski describes an attenuated fragment-culture

A fragmented fragment-culture: Mark Wegierski offers a brief sociological sketch of the Polish-Canadian community

Canada's new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: Just another Bernie Sanders?: Canadians will see a new prime minister sworn in this week as Justin Trudeau takes power. Rachel Alexander isn't pleased

George Grant's vision of Canada increasingly attenuated (Part Four): On the 50th anniversary of George Grant's Lament for a Nation, Mark Wegierski traces the last 50 years of Canadian history

George Grant's vision of Canada increasingly attenuated (Part Three): On the 50th anniversary of George Grant's Lament for a Nation, Mark Wegierski traces the last 50 years of Canadian history

George Grant's vision of Canada increasingly attenuated (Part Two): On the 50th anniversary of George Grant's Lament for a Nation, Mark Wegierski traces the last 50 years of Canadian history

George Grant's vision of Canada increasingly attenuated (Part One): On the 50th anniversary of George Grant's Lament for a Nation, Mark Wegierski traces the last 50 years of Canadian history

Who owns Canada? (Part Seven): Mark Wegierski looks at an important question – in what sense is Canada a nation?

Harper's climate pledge is hot air: Canada has no way to ensure that developing nations keep their commitments, says Tom Harris

Who owns Canada? (Part Six): Mark Wegierski now looks at the Atlantic region, which has an ambiguous relationship with Ottawa

Who owns Canada? (Part Five): Mark Wegierski examines Stephen Harper’s policies towards Canada's regions

Who owns Canada? (Part Four): Mark Wegierski looks at the long struggle of Western Canada for a serious voice in Ottawa

Who owns Canada? (Part Three): Mark Wegierski examines the tensions between Ottawa and Western Canada, especially Alberta

Who owns Canada? (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks at the role of Toronto in Canadian history

Who owns Canada? (Part One): In this series of articles, Mark Wegierski examines the tensions between different regions in Canada

A collection of essays questioning Canada's high-immigration consensus: Mark Wegierski notes that the Fraser Institute goes beyond economics into social and cultural questions in The Effects of Mass Immigration on Canadian Living Standards and Society, edited by Herbert Grubel

A brief history of conservative publications in Canada (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks at the mid-1990s, and beyond

Canadians win another round against the Bank of Canada: Most Canadians are unaware of COMER v the Bank of Canada but Jane Gaffin says its a legal battle which could benefit Canadians tremendously

A brief history of conservative publications in Canada (Part One): Mark Wegierski looks at the Mulroney Years and their aftermath

"Inter-not" -- Has a Canadian right-wing "blogosphere" had an impact on politics, society, and culture in Canada? (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks at some Canadian conservative think-tanks

"Inter-not" -- Has a Canadian right-wing "blogosphere" had an impact on politics, society, and culture in Canada? (Part One): Mark Wegierski expresses some skepticism

Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the dawn of 2015 (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks at the media and the academy

Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the dawn of 2015 (Part Two): Mark Wegierski continues to note the lack of an infrastructure or "eco-system" for conservatives

Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the dawn of 2015 (Part One): A conservative infrastructure is still lacking, says Mark Wegierski

How the Islamic State (ISIL) threatens Canada and the West: The war against ISIS may be taking place on the other wide of the world but Jonathan D. Halevi argues Canadians need to be concerned

Canada under siege – "Deconstructing" the roots of evil: The recent terrorist attack in Ottawa prompted Murray Soupcoff to think about the nature of evil in our modern world and its practitioners

Conflicts of notions of freedom, order, and security in a globalized world (Part One): Mark Wegierski tries to give a deeper context to the recent Canadian tragedy

George Parkin Grant and Canada: In this year of anniversaries of three major Grant books, Mark Wegierski asks, has a more authentic traditionalism become impossible in current-day Canada?

What should the legacy of World War I, and its great battles such as Vimy Ridge, be for Canadians?: Mark Wegierski meditates on the war's possible meaning for Canada, 100 years after its outbreak

Looking at the structural problems of Canadian conservatism at the dawn of 2014: A conservative infrastructure is still lacking in Canada, says Mark Wegierski

God, guns, and the Rule of Law: Why I refuse to obtain a licence to own my firearms: Canadian activist Edward Hudson refuses to obtain a licence to own firearms despite a legal requirement to do so and he explains why

George Parkin Grant and Canada in process: 25 years since the passing of George Grant, Mark Wegierski asks, has a more authentic traditionalism become impossible in current-day Canada?

Canadian banks: Legalized bandidos: Without much fanfare, says Jane Gaffin, Canada's federal government has essentially given the nation's banks permission to raid deposits if they get into fiscal distress

Canada's organic free-for-all: If Canadians believe that their organic food is more healthy -- or even Canadian -- they might be surprised, says Mischa Popoff

Whither Québec? (Part Ten): Mark Wegierski continues to look at different scenarios for the future

California dreaming, Ontario's nightmare: Plenty of ink has been spilled about the financial nightmare that California is in the middle of but Victor Fedeli argues that Canada's Ontario could also wind up the same way

Whither Québec? (Part Nine): Mark Wegierski looks at different scenarios for the future of Québec and Canada

Whither Québec? (Part Eight): Mark Wegierski looks at the 1995 Quebec sovereignty referendum, and its immediate aftermath

Whither Québec? (Part Seven): Mark Wegierski looks especially at the 1990s, and the 1995 Quebec sovereignty referendum

Whither Québec? (Part Six): Mark Wegierski points to some possibly contradictory elements of that province's nationalism

Whither Québec? (Part Five): Mark Wegierski examines more of the historical background which has seen Québec and the rest of Canada at loggerheads

Whither Québec? (Part Four): Mark Wegierski examines the appeal of the ADQ in 2007

Whither Québec? (Part Three): Was the political architecture of Confederation flawed from the start, asks Mark Wegierski

Whither Québec? (Part Two): Has that province's effect on Canada been generally anti-traditionalist, asks Mark Wegierski

Whither Québec?  (Part One): Mark Wegierski offers extensive historical background to the recent provincial election

George Grant and Canada in process: Eleven years after '9/11' Mark Wegierski reflects on the question -- has a more authentic traditionalism become impossible in current-day Canada?

An introduction to the thought of George Parkin Grant (Part Four): Mark Wegierski looks at how Grant criticizes both capitalism and socialism from a traditionalist perspective

An introduction to the thought of George Parkin Grant (Part Three): Mark Wegierski continues his look at the ideas of Gad Horowitz, an old-fashioned socialist, and how they overlap with those of Grant

An introduction to the thought of George Parkin Grant (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks mainly at the ideas of Gad Horowitz, an old-fashioned socialist, and how they overlap with those of Grant

An introduction to the thought of George Parkin Grant (Part One): Mark Wegierski looks at the complex Canadian critic of technology and America and his possible appeal to social democrats

Thoughts out of season – the future of traditionalism (Part One): Mark Wegierski looks back to the 1980s – a highly frustrating time for Canadian conservatives

Resisting "soft-totalitarianism" in Canada? (Part Four): Mark Wegierski looks at the third main pillar, the mass-education system and its attitudes towards Christianity and its followers

Resisting "soft-totalitarianism" in Canada?  (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks at the second pillar of the system, the juridical environment and its attitudes towards Christianity and its followers

Resisting "soft-totalitarianism" in Canada?  (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks at the first pillar of the Canadian system, the media environment and its attitudes towards Christianity and its followers

Resisting "soft-totalitarianism" in Canada? (Part One): Mark Wegierski looks at the ethical challenges for sincerely-believing Christians of living in accord with their faith in current-day Canada

Chongqing, Bangalore and Canada: A single city in China nearly equals the entire population of Canada and David MacKinnon says they're the people that Canadians are competing against

Tackling the on-reserve housing crisis: Joseph Quesnel says it's time to depoliticize housing on Aboriginal communities and begin to address the real issues

Beware of NDP leadership hopefuls bearing policy gifts from Greece: Greece as a positive example? Gregory Thomas says at least one NDP leadership hopeful believes that former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou was actually inspiring

Why the Wheat Board monopoly is being removed: The Canada Wheat Board may be fighting it but Milton Boyd argues that eliminating the CWB's monopoly on marketing grain will be a benefit to Canadian wheat farmers

Let's abolish compulsory membership in student unions: At many universities across Canada, reports Jonathan Wensveen, students are forced to join student unions -- groups which often don't represent their students on any level

Separatist tendencies in Canada: Their origins, development, and future (Part Three): Mark Wegierski looks at separatist tendencies outside Quebec

Separatist tendencies in Canada: Their origins, development, and future (Part Two): Mark Wegierski looks at developments in Quebec after 1984

Separatist tendencies in Canada: Their origins, development, and future (Part One): Canada's liberalism may actually encourage separatism, argues Mark Wegierski

 



 

 

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