Geoffrey Stevens's blog

Harper foreign policy discards a proud legacy

Published Dec. 3, 2012, in The Waterloo Region Record.

There was a time, not so long ago, when this country punched above its weight in the world. Canada was only a middle power in a world dominated by Cold War super-powers. Yet Canadian leaders and diplomats moved in the same league as the big hitters. Our friendship was valued, our support solicited and our advice considered (if not always heeded).

Is Justin Trudeau the real deal?

Published Nov. 26, 2012 in The Waterloo Region Record

Is Justin Trudeau the real deal?

That’s a question many Liberals are asking as the contestants in the race for the top in the party – without a permanent leader since the debacle of the 2011 election – straggle to the starting line for the race that will end in Ottawa on April 14.

Poor Harper: So successful, so under-appreciated

Published Nov. 19, 2012, in The Waterloo Region Record.

Pity Stephen Harper. The poor man doesn’t get much respect.

Here he is, the most successful politician on the Canadian stage. He’s fought four general elections in eight years as leader of his party and won three of them. Come February he will have been prime minister for seven years.