Since the onset of the 1980s, politicians have been running on the theory that the only thing government has to fear is government itself. Now that the 1980s are over, it is possible to assess the impact of that philosophy. The net effect has been less government and less of everything else too, except unemployment, of which there is lots more.By CHARLES GORDON5 min
Even though Jean Chrétien keeps assuring anyone who will listen that he wants an election, “the better the sooner,” the Liberal party hardly seems ready to assume the burdens of high office. The main feature of his much heralded policy declaration last week to the Toronto Empire Club consisted of a passionate attack against the hated GST.By Peter C. Newman5 min
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