Eight months into their minority government, the federal Liberals have
tabled a budget that serves one main aim – survival. Their
right-leaning budget aims to please everybody, or more accurately in
typical Canadian fashion attempts to offend nobody, and in so doing
shows the weakness of Canadian Liberalism.
Last year, the Toronto District School Board debated whether to start
collecting data based on students’ race. Now, a professor is suggesting
that Toronto experiment with “black focused” schools in order to halt
“the problem of black youth disengagement from school.”
The continuing revelations of the Gomery inquiry have unearthed the
corruption in Canada’s “democratic” system. There has been a collapse
in support for the Liberals but this has not resulted in any major
enthusiasm for the opposition Conservatives. The common opinion is that
all politicians are corrupt. This reflects the growing crisis in the
ability of the capitalist parties to rule.