In case you haven’t noticed, it’s sweltering in the nation’s capital, which is probably what’s smothering the news cycle. At least, here in Canada, anyway.
What’s that? The federal government is failing to protect biodiversity? And it’s going to have an economic impact on the country? You don’t say!
John Baird has returned from his trip to China, and he's all about “strategic partnerships” and so on. Remember when they were all gung ho about human rights in China and not letting trade come first? How’s that working out for you?
Here’s a look at the twenty-year anniversary of the court decision that made it legal for women to go topless in public – not that many of them do, even though it’s no longer deemed indecent. Granted in this heat, a few may change their minds.
And John Geddes wonders about the vague possibility of an elected Senate in Canada, the resulting gridlock in legislation, and why we should be looking at the budget showdown in the States as an example of what will happen. Of course, some people see gridlock as a good thing, since it supposedly prevents governments from exercising too much authority. Our system isn’t built for it, and I’m not sure we really want to start emulating the Americans yet again.