With Parliament looking to summer recess, it is a good time to reflect on what went wrong, and what to like.
By forcing government and industry to respect Aboriginal title to ancestral lands the Supreme Court of Canada reined in the relentless drive for economic development at the expense of everything else.
Canada Day celebrations in London and New York were cancelled this year when corporate sponsors withdrew. It's a piercing example of the way Harper's government operates and what that does to Canada.
A recent string of well‑deserved thrashings in court have demonstrated that the Supreme Court is truly an independent, non‑partisan body, able to act as a check on the Harper government's actions.