Monday, September 6, 2010


In 1838, John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, produced the Report on the Affairs of British North America, popularly called The Durham Report. It's goal was to advise the British Crown on the governance and constitution of her North American colonies.

The phrase "British North America" is out of style these days, but the entity that replaced it - Canada, my home and native land - is in even more dire need of advice than it was in Johnny's time.

My use of the title is not an endorsement of Durham or his republican screed. We just happen to share the same goals: To learn about the great nation of Canada, analyze her affairs, and recommend actions that will best improve her ability to deliver peace, order, and good government to her citizens.