Steve Harper: No more Mr. Nice Guy

by Ted Byfield -- Canada's new prime minister, Stephen Harper, whose minority government was elected on the promise he would break the highly centralized power of "the PMO," the Prime Minister's Office, more…

The Greatest Canadian?

by Ted Byfield -- The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, whose fidelity to left-wing politics never diminishes while its share of the Canadian television audience diminishes steadily, will present tomorrow and Monday its version more…

A nation's new gods

by Ted Byfield -- Amidst much trepidation and viewings with alarm, Canadians will undergo an unprecedented experience next week. They will behold on television an appointee to the bench being interviewed by more…

Media executive shellacked on TV

by Ted Byfield -- Ezra Levant, the Calgary lawyer who has become a newsmagazine publisher, got himself and his Western Standard magazine into the national media again last week by becoming the more…

Is Steve Harper forgetting the right?

by Ted Byfield -- Stephen Harper, Canada's new prime minister, unveiled his Cabinet last week and promptly found himself denounced for unprincipled expediency and hypocrisy. The same Steve Harper, who had said more…

Same-sex marriage threatened?

by Ted Byfield -- Canada's acceptance of gay marriage will come before its new and more Conservative Parliament after it is called into its first session, but whether that Parliament is conservative more…

Harper's victorious 'defeat'

by Ted Byfield -- Canadians brought about a minority Conservative government on Monday by electing a House of Commons in which 60 percent of the members will be out to destroy it. more…

Deadpan Harper on cusp of victory

by Ted Byfield -- If Canadians in Monday's election bring about a minority Conservative government, as the polls declare they will, it will be the first time in 26 years they have more…

Tories poised for triumph

by Ted Byfield -- The Canadian electorate, characteristically one of the most docile in the democratic world, suddenly seemed to have awakened from their sleep last week and decided that they had more…