Canada: good for nothing and not so great?
By coincidence, I'm sure, The Star and The Globe have run op-ed pieces today on the question of a national vision, role of the federal government. Timely, coming after last week's premiers' conference.
Deborah Coyne is writing in our paper; she asks: "Does anyone in the federal government believe in Canada anymore – in the intrinsic value of the greater entity 'Canada' and the Canadian national interest?"
Jack Granatstein writes in The Globe. He asks: "But if we can't be a great power, can we at least be great?
As an unapologetic federalist, I'm hoping that these two pieces generate some debate ... and remind us of this 17-month-old article by Canadian Press, very important, but which didn't get the attention I thought it deserved at the time.