Logoless culture-pundit Naomi Klein has penned a brief and soft-edged diatribe about Canada's newfound status as a Hippie Nation, describing recent events in terms of Prime Minister Jean Chretien's career arc across the past decade, from NAFTA to decriminalised weed and buggery. From the article:
When he was elected in 1993, Chrétien pledged to reopen the North American Free Trade Agreement and negotiate a better deal for Canada. He immediately broke the promise. Now, months away from the end of Chrétien's decade in office, Canadians are keenly aware of how much independence we have lost under the agreement... This dramatic ceding of power to the United States is Jean Chrétien's true legacy, which is why, in his final months in office, he's racing to be remembered as a principled man.