Horrendous Act of Terror in Paris: Policy Review May Be Needed

We mourn for the people who have been murdered.Our heartfelt condolences to all of the families and friends of the victims and to the Government of France and the French people who have been affected by these evil deeds. Paris is the capital of European enlightenment. It is the city of light the city of liberty, fraternity and equality. It is the city of love and beauty, poetry, architecture and music. It is the city of Picasso, Baudelaire,Matisse,Delauney, Soutine,Claudel, Rodin,Sartre,de Beauvoir,Victor Hugo, Emile Zola, Walter Benjamin and Charles De Gaulle. It must not be a city of fear blighted by terror.

France is one of our two mother countries. Its culture is part of our culture. More than seven million of our people speak its language on a daily basis,(ten million know how to speak it) consult its newspapers and magazines and enjoy its wines and cuisine.Canadian troops helped to liberate France from the grip of the Nazis in World War 2.The French are our close allies. Our new Prime Minister and his cabinet is committed to ending our participation in the bombing campaign of ISIS We need to carefully consider the decision and ensure that our alternative role contributes as much and more positively to the campaign to defeat terror. Secondly the government is committed to bringing to Canada 25,000 refugees from the war in Iraq and Syria as soon as possible. But heightened security now obliges us even more than before to thoroughly identify these refugees to ensure they are who they claim to be and whom the U.N. and our own security has approved as genuine refugees. We should take more time if necessary to do the job thoroughly, without retreating from our position to provide safe refuge.

We need each of us as Paris has always done to light a candle
against the darkness and illuminate the night . As le
crépuscule (dusk) leads to night l’aube (dawn) follows


About haroldchorneyeconomist

I am Professor of political economy at Concordia university in Montréal, Québec, Canada. I received my B.A.Hons (econ.&poli sci) from the University of Manitoba. I also completed my M.A. degree in economics there. Went on to spend two years at the London School of Economics as a Ph.D. student in economics and then completed my Ph.D. in political economy at the University of Toronto. Was named a John W.Dafoe fellow, a CMHC fellow and a Canada Council fellow. I also was named a Woodrow Wilson fellow in 1968 after completing my first class honours undergraduate degree. Worked as an economist in the area of education, labour economics and as the senior economist with the Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation for the Government of Manitoba from 1972 to 1978. I also have worked as an economic consultant for MDT socio-economic consultants and have been consulted on urban planning, health policy, linguistic duality and public sector finance questions by the governments of Manitoba, Saskatchewan,the cities of Regina and Saskatoon, Ontario and the Federal government of Canada. I have also been consulted by senior leaders of the British Labour party, MPs from the Progressive Conservative party, the Liberal party and the New Democrats on economic policy questions. Members of the Government of France under the Presidency of Francois Mitterand discussed my work on public sector deficits. I have also run for elected office at the municipal level. I first began to write about quantitative easing as a useful policy option during the early 1980s.
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