Saturday, October 24

Anthony Furey

FUREY: Morneau was brought in to be the adult in the room – so much for that
Anthony Furey, Canada, Columnists

FUREY: Morneau was brought in to be the adult in the room – so much for that

The business community breathed a sigh of relief back in November 2015, when Justin Trudeau and his cabinet were officially sworn in by the Governor-General.A year earlier, when the Liberals were down in the dumps as the third party, Trudeau had made his famous quip that “the budget will balance itself”. Then, during the election campaign, he strangely pledged to run deficits of no more than $10 billion for several years in a row.These gambles clearly paid off though, with Trudeau taking the fallen Liberals back to the promised land with a majority government. But this didn’t mean the business community and Bay Street were about to swoon for Trudeau. They still had their concerns.A lot of those concerns were dampened when, that November, Trudeau chose one of Bay Street’s own gold...
Anthony Furey, Columnists

FUREY: How sad that even our flag now comes with a disclaimer

Is handing out the Canadian flag for Canada Day one thing to be ashamed of? Or one thing that should include a qualifier?It’s a wierd query. One thing that’s by no means crossed my thoughts earlier than.Flags are available this time of yr, or at the least could be if it wasn’t for the pandemic. Children get them in school. They’re handed out alongside parade routes.Politicians let you’re welcome to drop by their workplace and choose one up. In addition they embody cut-out variations within the newsletters they mail out to constituents.One newspaper is now underneath fireplace although for offering a cut-out flag, however doing so with caveats connected.This previous weekend’s copy of The Chronicle Herald, a newspaper primarily based out of Nova Scotia, supplied their very own cu...