Osama Bin Laden was killed by US Special forces in Pakistan. After many years of trying to eliminate the leader of al-Qaeda, the US have finally removed the notorious Saudi terrorist. One wonders how this will change the world we live in.
By now news of the devastation from Japan’s 8.9 earthquake has become a media hot topic. The death toll is in the thousands with over 8000 missing reported (many of whom are presumed to be dead). What started as one of the most powerful earthquakes the country has ever seen is shaping up to be […]
OttawaWatch is passing into history. On Monday, February 28, I will assume the post of communications advisor to Senator Don Meredith. More about him in a moment or two. A few weeks ago, things began to change in my world when the board of directors of Christian Info Society, the publishers of BC Christian News […]
As one of Stephen Harper’s biographers, I am taking some prosaic license with today’s OttawaWatch headline. In so doing, I will invoke four other names to put things into context: Lester Pearson, Bob Rae, David Johnston and Ernie Regehr. Much has been written about the fifth anniversary of Stephen Harper’s becoming prime minister. Depending on […]
Today’s OttawaWatch will feature three disparate subjects, tied together with the recurring theme of — hopefully biblical — conflict management. Edna and I are heading west for a few days, later in the month. The occasion is the 2011 Mel Smith Lecture at Trinity Western University on January 27. Your humble scribe has been asked […]
For months, the rumour mill around The Hill had spawned the story that the senator replacing Peter Stollery, the Toronto haberdasher who had held one of the Ontario slots for a couple of decades, would be someone whose political activism would be, at least in part, faith-based. In retrospect, given the rumours, the choice of […]