I was listening to CBC’s Ideas program last night and they had a well done biography of Joseph Howe (‘Joseph Howe was Nova Scotia�s greatest defender of press freedom. He championed responsible government, but was a British imperialist at heart. Ian Porter examines the master propagandist.’) One of the aspects of Canada’s history that it discussed that I hadn’t thought of before was the difficulty of the process of obtaining responsible government here. They had a riveting portrayal of Joseph Howe arguing in court in favour of press freedom. But more surprising to me was the discussion of the unseemly protests of the time that even involved deaths!
I guess the difficulty of obtaining responsible government in Canada is something to consider as the U.S. is off on its mission to civilize those savage Iraqis � ;)