I made a couple of video blogs about the G8 pork in Muskoka. Take a lookContinue reading
It one thing to have been endorsed by the organized gun lobby for opposing the life saving long gun registry as a number of NDP MPs and candidates have been.
That’s disturbing enough.
It’s a whole different degree of disturbing to see an NDP candid…Continue reading
It took me a long time to write my first blog. It was here, and it was in response to the global economic collapse as it was occurring in real time, in late September 2008. For economists, the blogosphere is a rapid response world, and speed can kill. I worried about getting caught undone in […]Continue reading
The Green Party of Canada has been surprisingly effective in this election, in some respects anyway. I have been a vocal critic of the Leadership of the Party, but given the bad choices made, they are doing the right things to win Elizabeth her Seat in SGIContinue reading
Wikihow has some ideas on how to celebrate, as does the Earth Day Canada website!(And don’t forget to point and laugh at the usual wingnuts that take the opportunity to engage in their annual self-destructive tantrums!)Continue reading
“Canadians don’t give a shit about these kinds of things. They care only about the economy. That and a large double double. And little sour peach candies.”Continue reading
Let us be clear, Stephen Harper is the front runner in this election. The last thing a front runner wants is to lose control of the agenda or to get put on the defensive or to make a gaffe. So the smart thing for him to do has been to carefully control…Continue reading
A breathtaking film from Chad, thanks to Film Movement.Continue reading
As the Prime Minister of a long-established, if complacent, democracy, Stephen Harper is supposed to say that for him the will of the people is paramount. He is supposed to declare that whatever House of Commons Canadians establish through their votes…Continue reading
Clearly there are still old deep fault lines in the LPC ranks, and the Big Red tent of brokerage ideological politics of “pragmatically” offering to be everything to everyone is being evacuated from both the left and right doors. And not too surprising. The LPC, with Ignatieff at the helm has moved so far to […]Continue reading
As the Prime Minister of a long-established, if complacent, democracy, Stephen Harper is supposed to say that for him the will of the people is paramount. He is supposed to declare that whatever House of Commons Canadians establish through their votes, he will accept it and work with it. HeContinue reading
Canada,The True North Strong and Free !WINNIPEG—The same remote northern Manitoba reserves that were sent body bags during the H1N1 flu outbreak say Ottawa has come up with a similarly “archaic and degrading” solution to their lack of running wat…Continue reading
Former Collingwood mayor Chris Carrier turned out to be very prescient in his speech to Conservatives last month: the Wasaga Sun story claiming Kellie Leitch had sent out a “forged” endorsement letter by Warden and Beach mayor Cal Patterson would be in every mailbox in Simcoe-Grey, he warned. Sure enough, Carrier was correct, as on […]Continue reading
The NDP vote is surging, especially in Quebec where all the other parties are losing support to the NDP, particularly the Bloc. The NDP is clearly ahead of both of the other federalist parties in Quebec and depending on what poll you look at they are either just behind orContinue reading
Dear friends, With only a week till election day, the campaign needs your help like never before. We are seeing wonderful response and support in the community, but need to keep the momentum going. 1) We are organizing a series of meet-and-greet e…Continue reading
It’s pretty easy to make fun of American education these days. There are viral videos on YouTube that paint a bleak, even frightening, picture of the average American unable to locate Iraq on a world map, unable to identify the name of a country beginn…Continue reading
Kelowna Capital News
April 22, 2011
Finnis said he personally supports the registry and said he was disappointed some NDP MPs did not.
He said Canadians have to register their cars and boats, so they should also have to register their guns.Continue reading
Anyone not familiar with Jacques Parizeau’s infamous statement about the ethnic vote in 1995 is new to Canadian politics: "True, we’ve been defeated… at the very heart of it, by what? By money… and ethnic votes… essentially."
This morning’s Globe and Mail publishes an interesting analysis on how the ethnic vote is being considered in the current election campaign: "In the eyes of the ma…Continue reading
In the United States, when radical gun owner groups compare themselves to the victims of Nazi Holocaust, politicians speak out.
In Canada, when a handpicked advisor to the Harper Tory government compares hard working Canadian cops to Hitler’s SS in th…Continue reading
The opinion polls have recently shown a significant uptick in NDP support. This would be great news, if it were taking the vote away from Stephen Harper. However, it is actually horrible news, because the support the NDP is gaining is coming in large part at the Liberals expense: witnessContinue reading