Jan 28 2009
These are bad times all around. I can already count a number of close friends and colleagues who have already suffered the loss of a job or even the closing of a business. It’s scary economic news out there and I’ve been hoping for something positive to happen that would spark some matching cautious optimism that seems to be the mood among our American cousins.
So I’m heartened by the news from Ottawa that our days of political uncertainty are over. I’m glad that the Conservatives devised a budget that went some ways to deliver relief and I’m also glad the courageous new leader of the Liberals, Michael Ignatieff, has chosen to put his country’s stability ahead of his own ambition. The Bloc and NDP can be counted on to curse their sour grapes and I expected nothing good from them in any case.
We’re not out of the woods yet. I still worry about our situation. But I do feel better than I did yesterday.