Geoffrey Stevens's blog

The case for gun control

Published Dec. 24, 2012, in The Waterloo Region Record.

Let me start this Christmas Eve with a confession. I am, and always have been, a firm believer in gun control. This began long before the senseless massacres at Sandy Hook Elementary School this month, at Virginia Tech in 2007 or at the Ecole Polytechnique in 1989, among other atrocities.

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.