October 25, 2015 Toronto- I used to call Canada ‘the land that time forgot.’  While the rest of the world lurched from crisis to crisis, Canada remained peaceful, humane, prosperous, progressive and famously polite, a sort of North American Scandinavia. Polls showed that Canada, for all its blandness and low […]


  February 28, 2015       The wildly exaggerated threat of so-called Islamic terrorism is being shamelessly used by some western governments to boost their flagging fortunes at a time of economic malaise.   Marketing fear is a sure-fire political ploy, as the Bush administration showed.  But if you […]