This site offers discussion (in Finnish) of the return of Canada – with the Trudeau government – from the neoliberal era under the Harper Conservatives (Reform Party) regime.
Somewhat paradoxically, Finland is just beginning to experience ideologically neoliberal policies and visions under the center-right government of Prime Minister Juha Sipila. Where Canada is returning from, Finland is just about to be taken.
The site heading is ”Paluumatkalla kovista arvoista”, on the return journey from hard values. The site was launched in 2012 with the title ”Kovien arvojen Kanada”, Canada of hard values.
The writer of the site, Juhani Niinistö worked in Canada 2006-2011 as the editor of Finnish language weekly newspaper Vapaa Sana.
Before going to Toronto, he had been the Head of the Finnish international radio service (YLE Radio Finland) from the late 70s. In that role he had maintained contacts with Canada, and YLE (Capital FM) was the first European station (outside the armed forces services) to relay the CBC (including the World at Six) on FM from the mid 90s. And CBC Radio One aired Yle English half hour daily (as part of the CBC Overnight) – until YLE closed the international English service in 2002. CBC relays on YLE in Finland continued until 2012 when the CBC the plug on the European satellite relays.
The address of this site is www.canadawatchinfinnish.com