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Entries by Diane Francis from 03/2012

It's Immigration, Stupid

| Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada

Ontario and Quebec should stop badmouthing the west and demand reform to the immigration mess Ottawa has perpetuated since 1986. The burden of providing healthcare, education, and other social services for new immigrants has added more costs to their budgets than interest on their debts, the Detroit bailout, and all-day junior kindergarten in Ontario or $7-a-day daycare in Quebec combined.

Can Canada Help Restore the Orange Revolution's Brightness?

| Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada

A recent conference in Ottawa had experts debating progress in Ukraine, which since the Orange Revolution in 2004 has stalled. In 2012 the country lurches toward bankruptcy and toward becoming a Russian vassal again, which should be of concern to Canada. For one, an estimated 1.5 million Ukrainians live here.

Obama Knows 12 States Matter This Election

| Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada

So while the Republicans labour away at a pretend march to Washington, the sitting President Barack Obama concentrates on key states, or issues, to win re-election. Regions matter and it's surprising that the talk shows, pundits, and news coverage rarely examine this.