Geoffrey Stevens's blog

Youthful enthusiasm will only take Trudeau so far

Published July 15, 2013, in The Waterloo Region Record

The Justin Trudeau honeymoon is over. The surprise is not that the romance has cooled. It's that it was so intense, lasted as long as it did, had such an uplifting effect on sagging Liberal fortunes and, in the process, re-ordered the balance among federal parties.

Time to shed a tear for Canada’s senators

Published July 2, 2013, in The Waterloo Region Record.

Folks, it is time, past time, to shed a sympathetic tear or two for the much maligned members of the senior house of Parliament, the chamber of sober second thought, where wisdom takes precedence over partisanship. I speak, of course, of the Senate of Canada.