They were tremendously important. If you wanted to find where the center of community was in an urban neighbourhood or a small town you would often go to the lodge.
Increasingly people have angst about the system. Eight out of ten Canadians in a recent Angus Reid Poll thought the system was in crisis.
Dr. Tom Flanagan has been a professor of political science at the University of Calgary since 1968. His research interests include political philosophy, Canadian Politics, and aboriginal rights.
During the 1980’s there were one or two years in which we actually had zero growth. In recent years in the 1990’s we have had 8 or 9% growth. So this is a massive turn-around.
With the election of a Labour-led coalition government last November in New Zealand some people are predicting a U-turn in New Zealand public policy.
An approach that says to people: we will allow you to enjoy the rewards of your education, your skills and your labour that translates into a broad-based policy of low taxation for everybody.
DR. BRIAN LEE CROWLEY is the founding president of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies in Halifax, an economic and social policy think tank that encourages broad debate on strategies for economic development in Atlantic Canada and nationally. Frontier interviewed …