France’s Macron is the centre’s political litmus test

France’s Macron is the centre’s political litmus test

Emmanuel Macron is a centrist at a time in global politics when, to borrow from Yeats, it had seemed as if the centre cannot hold. But with his victory in the French presidential election it has held, if only for now. Germans vote in September, Britain is moving towards its Brexit, and Donald Trump remains a destabilising force, as he

The Canadian Economy in 2012

The Canadian Economy in 2012

It’s not news to report that 2011 was a tough financial year on the international front. China, this decade’s promised capitalist wave-maker, saw its economic growth continue to cool, despite inflation coming (relatively) under control. Europe started and ended the year a mess, with the bottom expected to fall out of the euro — still expected, mind you — and

Mazda3 Sport GX

Typically ahead of the crowd, Mazda makes good bargains. Take the 2008.5 Mazda3 Sport GX. They downsized it a bit to lower the price – just in time for Johnny Consumer’s recent Fundamental Shift in Attitude. There’s still some swagger to this sporty 5-door hatch. It’s still popular among the stubble-and-goatee set. In electric blue, its aerodynamic front and curvaceous

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