When Barack Obama was inaugurated, many Canadians sighed with relief. But now the joke's on us. George W. Bush is alive and well, and he lives at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa. His new name is Stephen Joseph Harper, the prime minister of Canada.
The disaster of BP should be a lesson to the world: stop environmental abuses before they escalate to unmanageable levels. In other industries, the same inevitable environmental destruction must be avoided.