Friday, November 05, 2004

Neighbors to the North

I don't often think about Canada and I suspect that most other Americans (who aren't right on the border) don't either. But in the past 6 months, they had a national election that shook up their political system. The Liberal party, in power since 1993, was dealt a setback by a united Conservative party (which had come together after being fractured for years) and by an enormous money scandal. An editorial from the October First Things analyses the Canadian political situation with particular emphasis on the contentious social issues of our time, namely homosexual marriage and abortion.