pmo-puppet lawrence cannon injects unwanted BS onto the world stage

Harper puppet minister, Lawrence Cannon, recently accused Michael Ignatieff of putting his party over the country by apparently not wanting Canada to sit on the UN Security Council. By injecting domestic partisan politics into the international scene, aren’t the Tories, by just making that accusation, putting party over country?Lawrence Cannon likes to talk a lot ...

Ignatieff Makes Personal Appeal

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff sent out an email to his mass mailing list today, with a subject line of “This is personal.” Here it is: My mother got sick with Alzheimer’s when she was in her 60s — early, in other words — and my dad took care of her at home. I’ve never admired ...

The Roundhouse: Calgary’s Municipal Election, version 2010

As the Municipal Election begins to loom here in Calgary I have regularly been asked for my thoughts on the race for Mayor. Having repeated them so many times I may as well post them publicly…. Both of the current front-runners in the polls will not be receiving my support. Ms. Higgins, running an exceedingly ...

The Roundhouse: Calgary’s Municipal Election, version 2010

As the Municipal Election begins to loom here in Calgary I have regularly been asked for my thoughts on the race for Mayor. Having repeated them so many times I may as well post them publicly…. Both of the current front-runners in the polls will not be receiving my support. Ms. Higgins, running an exceedingly ...

The Roundhouse: Calgary’s Municipal Election, version 2010

As the Municipal Election begins to loom here in Calgary I have regularly been asked for my thoughts on the race for Mayor. Having repeated them so many times I may as well post them publicly…. Both of the current front-runners in the polls will not be receiving my support. Ms. Higgins, running an exceedingly ...

Chris Tindal: Full marks for Chris Tindal from the Toronto Environmental Alliance

The Toronto Environmental Alliance has released their candidate score card, and Ward 27 Council Candidate Chris Tindal has received a full 20/20 A+ grade. The report by TEA, recognized as Toronto Council’s environmental watchdog, evaluates candidates on their commitment to environmental priorities. TEA is the second organization to release council candidate evaluations following ArtsVote, a ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 8 Interview with John Mar

John Mar is a born and raised Calgarian. His family has mining operations in Northern Ontario, and he was an RCMP. He was also the former president of the Scarborough Community Association. He is the current alderman for Ward 8 (youngest on council), and sits on a variety of committees including the Calgary Police (Read ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 8 Interview with John Mar

John Mar is a born and raised Calgarian. His family has mining operations in Northern Ontario, and he was an RCMP. He was also the former president of the Scarborough Community Association. He is the current alderman for Ward 8 (youngest on council), and sits on a variety of committees including the Calgary Police (Read ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 8 Interview with John Mar

John Mar is a born and raised Calgarian. His family has mining operations in Northern Ontario, and he was an RCMP. He was also the former president of the Scarborough Community Association. He is the current alderman for Ward 8 (youngest on council), and sits on a variety of committees including the Calgary Police Commission ...

The Global Express: iPhone vs Blackberry

The smartphone market has really taken off since people discovered that yes, you can indeed have email on your phone! It’s one of those innovations that has changed the speed of life and our style of life. When we walk outside our door, we first look to make sure we have our phone before we ...

A Different Point of View....: A coffee table display for the rich:The Globe and Mail

The new tarted-up, glossy, all-colour Globe and Mail is many things, but it is not a real “news paper.”It has been “dumbed up” and robbed of much of its news content.The result is a hybrid never before seen in North America. It is some of the old Globe of course. But is also part Maclean’s ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Sean Chu

Sean Chu immigrated to Canada in 1985 after three years of military service in Taiwan. He worked for his family’s pizza joint before becoming a police officer. He decided to be involved in politics after having children. He has received the Alberta Centennial Medal for Outstanding Community Service , and picked to be on (Read ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Sean Chu

Sean Chu immigrated to Canada in 1985 after three years of military service in Taiwan. He worked for his family’s pizza joint before becoming a police officer. He decided to be involved in politics after having children. He has received the Alberta Centennial Medal for Outstanding Community Service , and picked to be on the ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Sean Chu

Sean Chu immigrated to Canada in 1985 after three years of military service in Taiwan. He worked for his family’s pizza joint before becoming a police officer. He decided to be involved in politics after having children. He has received the Alberta Centennial Medal for Outstanding Community Service , and picked to be on (Read ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Brad Northcott

Brad Northcott grew up in Huntington Hills and when to John A. MacDonald and John G. Diefenbaker schools before they were junior and senior highs respectively. He has raised all of his kids here and has decided to give back to the community as his kids now have all grown up. He graduated from SAIT ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Brad Northcott

Brad Northcott grew up in Huntington Hills and when to John A. MacDonald and John G. Diefenbaker schools before they were junior and senior highs respectively. He has raised all of his kids here and has decided to give back to the community as his kids now have all grown up. He graduated from SAIT ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Brad Northcott

Brad Northcott grew up in Huntington Hills and when to John A. MacDonald and John G. Diefenbaker schools before they were junior and senior highs respectively. He has raised all of his kids here and has decided to give back to the community as his kids now have all grown up. He graduated from SAIT ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Jon Wong

Jon Wong was born and raised in Calgary and in ward 4. He went to the University of Western Ontario and received a B.A. in political science and governmental affairs with honours. He currently works as a marketing and business director for a painting contractor. In his spare time, Jon is involved with coaching amateur ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Jon Wong

Jon Wong was born and raised in Calgary and in ward 4. He went to the University of Western Ontario and received a B.A. in political science and governmental affairs with honours. He currently works as a marketing and business director for a painting contractor. In his spare time, Jon is involved with (Read more…) ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Jon Wong

Jon Wong was born and raised in Calgary and in ward 4. He went to the University of Western Ontario and received a B.A. in political science and governmental affairs with honours. He currently works as a marketing and business director for a painting contractor. In his spare time, Jon is involved with (Read more…)

Andy Lehrer's Firebrand blog: The Toronto Sun is now officially a propaganda sheet.

During the 1984 federal election campaign, the Globe and Mail ran a photo of Liberal leader John Turner speaking to the Empire Club or some such group. The picture was taken at such an angle, however, that the part of the backdrop that appeared behind Turner’s head made it look as if the Liberal leader ...

Andy Lehrer: The Toronto Sun is now officially a propaganda sheet.

During the 1984 federal election campaign, the Globe and Mail ran a photo of Liberal leader John Turner speaking to the Empire Club or some such group. The picture was taken at such an angle, however, that the part of the backdrop that appeared behind Turner’s head made it look as if the Liberal leader ...

Canadian Firebrand: The Toronto Sun is now officially a propaganda sheet.

During the 1984 federal election campaign, the Globe and Mail ran a photo of Liberal leader John Turner speaking to the Empire Club or some such group. The picture was taken at such an angle, however, that the part of the backdrop that appeared behind Turner’s head made it look as if the Liberal leader ...

Andy Lehrer: The Toronto Sun is now officially a propaganda sheet.

During the 1984 federal election campaign, the Globe and Mail ran a photo of Liberal leader John Turner speaking to the Empire Club or some such group. The picture was taken at such an angle, however, that the part of the backdrop that appeared behind Turner’s head made it look as if the Liberal leader ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Carol Poon

Carol Poon was born in Calgary at the Holy Cross Hospital. She lived in Chinatown until she was 7 and moved to North Haven, which was then still on the edge of town. She graduate from James Fowler and went on to become an X-ray technician. She began a message therapy career in 1990 after ...