David Drucker’s Op-Ed in the L.A. Times About Moving to Canada

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 — derided as “Bush lite” — 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”?

2 replies on “David Drucker’s Op-Ed in the L.A. Times About Moving to Canada”

As a retired Navy SCPO I read with interest your editorial in the rag.

I hope that you encouraged more lefties to move to Canada with you and your wife.

I suppose that B.C. Buds didn’t have any impact on your decision to leave the greatest country in the world.

Michael B. Williams
ABCS, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Jacobson, Mn.

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