Light passes one way through political glass

There has been quite a lot of fuss lately from Newfoundland and Nova Scotia about federal government treatment of oil royalties and federal transfer payments. In a nutshell, the provinces don’t want oil royalties to count as income when their transfer payments are calculated. Some people say transfer payments represent the return of tax money […]


In the autumn of 2005, Michelle and I spent seven weeks in Italy. I intend to post some stories and pictures about that here and will be happy to offer tips and to answer any questions I can.