'There is not much room to the left of the Liberal Party without risking going completely off the spectrum and out of the discussion altogether.’ Sid Ryan, former president of the Ontario Federation of Labour. (VINCE TALOTTA / TORONTO STAR) | Order this photo By Angelo Persichilli Politics TORONTO STAR Fri., March 17, 2017 Should the … Continue reading What does it mean to be on the left?
By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times Dec. 12, 2016 Is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a populist? I asked this question to a friend last week, the day Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi was forced to resign. I will come back to it, but first let me elaborate on the term “populism,” lately the most-used word in any … Continue reading Trudeau the populist?
By Angelo Persichilli (Toronto Star) Politics Tues., Dec. 6, 2016 The new Italian government needs time to reform the country’s electoral system and convince Italians that Europe is not that bad after all. https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2016/12/06/italy-needs-time-to-win-back-trust-of-voters.html
Ho letto un comunicato stampa dei lavoratori della RAI che si sono schierati a favore del NO nel prossimo referendum costituzionale. Fin qui niente di male; tutte le opinioni in materia vanno rispettate essendo tale rispetto alla base del principio democratico. Tale presa di posizione richiede comunque qualche commento. La prima è che una azienda … Continue reading Solo questione di vaselina
Politics on the Hill is on holidays, but not politicians. After a few days of rest, probably at the cottage with the family, most of the Members of the Parliament are back in business for Canada Day in their ridings and immediately hitting the bar-b-que circuit. They will shake hands, kiss babies and flip burgers; … Continue reading BBQ CIRCUIT
The Auditor General report heavily criticizing the Immigration Department for not properly preventing and detecting citizenship fraud, it is serious but neither a surprise, nor an indictment against the Immigration and Immigrants. I completely agree with the minister of Immigration and Citizenship, John McCallum, when he says that the vast majority of cases are properly … Continue reading IMMIGRATION MESS