A former colleague from our days at MediaOne HQ wrote an Op-Ed for the Los Angeles Times this weekend describing his relocation to Canada after Bush’s re-election in 2004 in light of the recent win by Democrats in DC. They apparently wanted him to write something humorous. I think he did a great job of adding a few funny tidbits with a real story, too.
But it turns out that Canadian conservatism can look awfully liberal. So far, Harper â€” derided as “Bush lite” â€” has, for instance, introduced a partial tax credit for monthly transit passes. The Conservatives have proposed a Clean Air Act for Canada, and although it’s not ideal, it’s still something. Harper said that these new laws would “institute a holistic approach that doesn’t treat the related issues of pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions in isolation.” When was the last time you heard any U.S. politician utter the word “holistic”?