Canada

Erika Klein Patrick Guyer

Global attention is focused on the Winter 2010 Olympics well underway in Vancouver, Canada, a city some 4,600 km distant from the capital, and that's just fine by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. With Parliament dismissed by the PM and legislative activity at a standstill, the action may be in Vancouver, but the real heat remains in Ottawa. The Mantle's blogger Erika Klein and contributor Patrick Guyer discuss this under-reported hijacking of democracy in O' Canada.

Erika Klein

The Supreme Court of Canada handed down its ruling Friday in the case of Omar Khadr, a Canadian child soldier who was captured by US forces in Afghanistan during a fire fight that left one US medical o