The past few weeks has seen momentous change in North America's political spectrum.  From municipal elections across Canada (see Rob Ford in Toronto and Naheed Nenshi in Calgary) to the rise of the Tea Party movement in the United States.  Citizens are using their votes to voice their opinions. This leads to the question, how much time should pass before we, as a society should expect change?

In both the US and Canada, governments are announcing their economic stimulus packages.  Obama brings on a team of economic advisors ranging from Harvard policy experts and Stanford University economists to past government beauraucrats; Harper met with interest groups across Canada to ensure that his package reflects the needs of the citizens.  At the end of the day the charitable sector wasn'