Speaking of disrespect

A resident of Pasadena notes in the weekend edition of the Western Star that it is “disrespectful for provincial government project signs, with the late Diane Whalen’s name on it, to be left up months after the work has been completed.”Indeed it is…

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#elxn41

Much written, but nothing posted.So here’s my (abbreviated) two cents.The story of the night – like the story of the campaign – will be the voting behavior of large swaths of soft nationalist Bloc voters in Quebec. If they have made the decision that t…

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Pumped

The Toronto Star reports on the latest tit-for-tat between Stephen Harper and Jack Layton about who’s to blame for current and future gas price hikes:”Layton responded by saying gas prices are already too high and said Harper is to blame for some of it…

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Quotable

William Kaplan, in today’s Globe and Mail, on the media’s reaction to Stephen Harper’s limited campaign access, and restriction to only five questions per day:”The only astonishing thing is that the media are taking it. They are playing along, acceptin…

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Debate post script

For the second night in a row, I didn’t watch the Leaders’ debate (there was an all-candidates debate in York Centre tonight which featured an equally jarring Tory candidate, but that’s for another day).Radio-Canada’s coverage of the post-debate was re…

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And now, the French debate…

Tonight’s French language leaders debate will almost certainly attract a smaller audience than yesterday’s – language comprehension being one reason and hockey playoffs, another – but it is likely to be a more substantive affair than the English one.De…

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A grain of salt

Noteworthy in this Globe and Mail article describing the results of the latest Nanos Research daily tracking poll, is that in every single region, except the Prairies, every single lead or deficit between the Tories and Liberals is about half the size …

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Links for junkies

In absence of generating any of my own content, here are a few links that I’m reading regularly as the federal election campaign unfolds. I thought I’d pass them along…CBC’s The National has a couple of excellent features. The “At Issue” panel is a m…

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The Canada Pension Plan

Everyone under the age of 60 should read this article. “Most of today’s retirees did not contribute enough when they were working to pay for the cost of the benefits that they are currently receiving. That deficit is being made up for by greater cont…

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On the teevee (II)

Here’s the link to my first foray into Mississauga cable TV. Our panel on the federal election had no-shows from both the Greens and Tories, but host Ben Mercer and a handful of callers made it all run smoothly. You can watch it here.

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On the teevee…

Given the ususal content found here, I realize that they’re probably aren’t a heck of a lot of regular visitors to this blog who watch Rogers Cable in Mississauga. But there are a few… and if you’re one of them – I’m a guest on tonight’s Ben Mercer L…

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Electoral financing reform

From the CBC’s website, my pal (and pretty smart guy) David Herle on Harper’s proposal to scrap the current public subsidization of political parties. “The government of the day should no more be able to set political financing rules that benefit its p…

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