United States and Venezuela: contrasting election campaigns

The US election in just over a month is the focal point of the media. The election of the “leader of the free world” is of interest to all and certainly needs to be monitored closely. But another important election will be held this Sunday in Venezuela; will Hugo Chavez retain his presidency after 14Continue reading “United States and Venezuela: contrasting election campaigns”

Thoughts on Quebec’s upcoming election and maple syrup: none of it reassuring

With less than 48 hours until the real polls open in Quebec the Parti Québécois appears to be within grasp of a majority. In Chantal Hebert’s column in Toronto’s The Star she points out that unless a majority is achieved things will be tough for the Parti Québécois. If the Parti Québécois wins next week,Continue reading “Thoughts on Quebec’s upcoming election and maple syrup: none of it reassuring”