That’s how Canadian Press is reporting on the poll, conducted by Ipsos-Reid for the Historica-Dominion Institute.
“…the Canadian sense of national pride is becoming an in-your-face swagger.”
I’m not sure if this is true. I’ve known patriotic Canadians my whole life, people who have been willing to stand tall and say I am Canadian. Of course for my whole life my better thans have been saying we should just pipe down, not be so loud. We’ve been told that patriotism, at least the in your face style, is an American thing. Bull.
All the Edmonton Public School Board trustees did at their meeting on Tuesday was punt the issue of the no-zero policy into the fall.
The trustees may have voted unanimously to review whether or not high school teachers should be prohibited from giving zeros to students on assignments they fail to hand in or exams their fail to write, but not a single trustee spoke against the wishy-washy, feel-good policy. Read more…
Obamacare stunner: U.S. court deals blow to freedom of choice
by Brian Lilley
Obamacare has survived.
I have to say the decision was a stunning one, not so much because the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the complex and overreaching health care law to stand but because of the way it arrived at that decision. Read more…
Quebec has historically been the key battleground to win or lose a federal election. Since the arrival of the Bloc Quebecois in Ottawa 20 years ago, however, the political weight of Quebec has drastically declined.
If you look at the efforts of the political parties who are all trying to court voters in La Belle Province these days, you might think the good old days are back. Read more…
Brian Lilley is the host of Byline on Sun News Network and a senior correspondent for Sun Media's Parliamentary Bureau in Ottawa. His weekly column is published in more than 30 daily newspapers across Canada and he appears on several leading talk radio stations.
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Brian Lilley is Senior Correspondent for Sun Media on Parliament Hill.
Brian has been covering politics for the last 10 years. Five of those years were spent as Ottawa Bureau Chief.