Post Election Protents
This is a time of change in Canada. The country has come out of its worst recession since the 1930s seeking ways to sustain the affluence it has known since World War II. The economy, more than the new constitution, dominates the national agenda. Regionalism and Quebec separatism, though still a strain on the fabric of Confederation, have receded in the public mind. According to opinion polls and pundits, Canadians are more confident about the prospects for national unity than at any time in recent memory. Some say the national mood has not been as buoyant and assertive since 1967, the 100th anniversary of independence.1
As the national agenda has changed, so have the leaders. An era ended last June with the departure ...