Geoffrey Stevens's blog

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.

Little things can become big deals in politics

Published June 17, 2013, in The Waterloo Region Record

Little Things Mean a Lot, as Kitty Kallen sang in the sappy love song that headed the Billboard chart for nine weeks back in 1954. (Blow me a kiss from across the room/ Say I look nice when I'm not. . . . Arghh!) Treacly though the song is, the sentiment ought to be a mantra for Canadian political leaders in 2013.