Category Archives: Politics

The Passing of the Torch, Part One

It’s not Canadian to take to the streets in a show of political victory. We reserve our public outbursts to when we lose Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.
 
Instead, I’m sitting in a Starbucks, sniffing the air and wondering if ten years from now, we might look back on this week as an inflection point in Canadian culture. A change in the direction of our value drift.
 
Maybe this time will be remembered as when we gave up on an experiment. In it, we ran our country as if the economy was the most important thing or even the only important thing.
 
Ten years into this experiment, I’m wondering if the election was about Canada calling it a failure. I want to think we said that not only is the economy just one of many important things, it’s not even the most important one.
 
We want to start working on the other important things.