Crux of the Matter is a private blog that began in January 2006 during the 2005/06 federal election that saw the Stephen Harper Conservatives win a minority government. It is about everyday issues in politics, be it U.S. or Canadian politics, both federally and, in the case of Canada, provincially. From time to time it is also about political issues in education.

It’s owner, writer and editor is Sandy Crux, a retired university academic in education who specialized in learning and instruction in special education, having earned her Ph.D at the University of Toronto (OISE) in the 1980s. Over and above that career and simultaneous parenting, she also took some┬átime out in the mid to late 1990’s to work as an Executive Assistant, as well as a communications consultant, for an Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) MPP in the Mike Harris Conservative government.

Updated March 6th, 2017.