And so…March 25, 2011 was the date Parliament decided it didn’t want to be treated with contempt any more.Good.Now, it’s time for voters to send the same message.Let’s make Canada a better, more forward-thinking and compassionate country.Continue reading
So here we go again. The 4th election in 7 years, exactly what Canadians wanted. And in the midst of an economic recovery. You have the Liberals who are the only realistic party that can take over the Conservatives. You have the NDP who are always the 3rd wheel betweenContinue reading
The latest scandal besetting the Prime Minister Office (PMO) involved a former top advisor of Harper – Bruce Carson. Carson was lobbying on behalf of an Ottawa company. He allegedly lobbied with Indian Affairs Minister on behalf of H2O Pro to sell water filters to First Nation reserves. APTN’s (Aboriginal People Television Network) Jorge Barrera […]Continue reading
It’s time to draw a line in the sand, awkward as it may be.The eve of the federal budget is now upon us.In Toronto, the Star’s editorial page editor Bob Hepburn has called out the New Democratic Party, saying Jack Layton needs to listen to the party’s …Continue reading
I’ve been following the nuclear debate online. I have not blogged anything about Japan’s nuclear plant crisis because there is not enough information coming out (as far as the plant’s condition is concern). Some people on both sides of the nuclear debate have wasted no time in using the crisis to express their nuclear sentiments. […]Continue reading
I put out a survey asking for people's opinion on when we will have the next Federal election in Canada. The initial results as of now are shown in the chart. I will update it as more results come in. Update 1: March 7, 2011 – 00:01 While the…Continue reading
Big Blue apologized today after it was revealed that a staffer in the office of the federal immigration minister used parliamentary letterhead to solicit donations from “very ethnic ridings.”Find the Post Media story here.Find The Canadian Press story …Continue reading
A New York Times story says a plane, chartered by Ottawa and operated by a Toronto-based company, landed in Tripoli this morning.When the crew couldn’t find any Canadians, the plane turned around and flew away empty.Why didn’t we pick up anyone else?Th…Continue reading
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Stephen ‘we aren’t in election mode‘ Harper’s attack ads on Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff takes various quotes with no context in order to paint him as someone with no love for Canada and apparently by extension no right to govern. Now I’m neither a Liberal nor a great supporter of Ignatieff, however, if this is […]Continue reading
Following a meeting with NDP leader Jack Layton Friday, The Prime Minister is quoted tonight saying any Parliamentarian who puts the best interests of the economy above all else will find reason to support the federal budget.Um… Economic times were a…Continue reading
Calgary’s new Mayor Naheed Nenshi seems intent on shaking things up, and the Globe and Mail this weekend has a snapshot on some of the green shifts that he is pushing in the city formerly known as Cowtown. Walkability, denisty, transit oriented devel…Continue reading
Writing for The Montreal Gazette this weekend, William Marsden had an excellent front page article on the challenge that Canadian cities face to adapt to climate change. All I can say is that its about time! In the early days, discussions about c…Continue reading
The big brewery lobby has managed to find a friend in the National Post.
Recently, regulations would require the beer industry to include allergens on their beer labels [National Post, Beer makers protest proposed allergy warning labels]:
Portugal must be a social conservative’s worst nightmare.
For one, they decriminalized possession of narcotics ten years ago, increased treatment for addiction and targeted their criminal prosecution efforts solely on distribution and trafficking. [D…Continue reading
Yesterday reports appeared in the Canadian press, TV and radio, about the arrival in Montreal of family members of the deposed Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his wife, Leila, nee Trabelsis. The expatriate Tunisian community in Montreal had already been watching the situation closely as unidentified TunisianContinue reading
I’m getting ever closer to accepting that I am not a politician by nature… part of that process is letting go of the self-censoring. If I want to say something that’s controversial, I should just say it. Life’s too short (at least it is now that I’m in my thirties) for continuous diplomacy. Rather than […]Continue reading
When it’s become clear that it’s time to review our words and avoid demonizing our political opponents, I am thankful for sites like Blogging Tories in their Own Words to shine the light on this distastful practice.Continue reading
I just made a $400 donation to the NDP. Mostly, it is because I’m strongly against Canada’s war in Afghanistan that both the Conservatives and Liberals support. I want democracy in Afghanistan. But I also want it in Monaco, Cuba and Lichtenstein. And they are closer…
My $400 donation will only cost me $100 thanks to the 75% tax credit. Even better, I used the money genera…Continue reading
If you don’t like sending your hard earned dollars to Afghanistan in the form of bullets and subsidized Tim Hortons coffee, this is the time to give to your favourite federal party, as you will get up to 75% of your money back in April.
The $1100 federal donation limit is great until you meet the people who donate. Not particularly impressed with any…Continue reading