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The Melmac Years

My peculiar resin d’être

Maple Branches

Who talks of my nation?

Listening In

What recent populist victories tell us about Canada

John Robson

John Robson is a columnist with the Ottawa Citizen, a policy analyst and a host with Breakout Educational Network and an invited professor at the University of Ottawa.

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American Distractions

Canada’s best hope for change lies in our own traditions. September 2008
The possible election of Barack Obama as president of the United States has engendered a puzzling level of enthusiasm among Canadian progressives. It is puzzling first because they are normally skeptical of American influence on Canada and second because it is not obvious, even if he possesses the wonderful qualities his more enthusiastic supporters attribute to…