The Scott Ross: Flaherty’s Curtain

Jim Flaherty was unethical, incompetent and he should have been fired. Those aren’t my words, they’re Thomas Mulcair’s, spoken just last year in Question Period. Yet after the former Finance Minister’s death, Mulcair has called him a good man and a great public servant. There’s no doubt that the NDP Leader genuinely mourns the loss ...

The Scott Ross: Flaherty’s Curtain

Jim Flaherty was unethical, incompetent and he should have been fired. Those aren’t my words, they’re Thomas Mulcair’s, spoken just last year in Question Period. Yet after the former Finance Minister’s death, Mulcair has called him a good man and a great public servant. There’s no doubt that the NDP Leader genuinely mourns the loss ...

The Scott Ross: Flaherty’s Curtain

Jim Flaherty was unethical, incompetent and he should have been fired. Those aren’t my words, they’re Thomas Mulcair’s, spoken just last year in Question Period. Yet after the former Finance Minister’s death, Mulcair has called him a good man and a great public servant. There’s no doubt that the NDP Leader genuinely mourns the loss ...

The Scott Ross: The Day John A. Macdonald Died

If there was no John A. Macdonald, there would be no Canada. Our most important Father of Confederation and first Prime Minister died 122 years ago today. Canadians of all political persuasions should take a moment and remember John A. Macdonald, not only because he was responsible for our nation, the Canadian Pacific Railway, the ...

The Scott Ross: The Day John A. Macdonald Died

If there was no John A. Macdonald, there would be no Canada. Our most important Father of Confederation and first Prime Minister died 122 years ago today. Canadians of all political persuasions should take a moment and remember John A. Macdonald, not only because he was responsible for our nation, the Canadian Pacific Railway, the ...

The Scott Ross: The Day John A. Macdonald Died

If there was no John A. Macdonald, there would be no Canada. Our most important founding father and first Prime Minister died 122 years ago today. Canadians of all political persuasions should take a moment and remember John A. Macdonald because they share so much in common with the man who made this country. For ...

The Scott Ross: Powerful Women Shouldn’t Be News

Kathleen Wynne becoming our sixth female premier isn’t newsworthy, what will be, is when a premier’s gender doesn’t make headlines. It’s of course understandable why newspapers should report on Ontario’s first female premier, it is historic, but ultimately what will determine progress on gender equality is whether the media and Canadians in general eventually stop ...

The Scott Ross: Stephen Harper Flip-Flopped On Gun Registry Too

Conservatives are calling Justin Trudeau a flip-flopper for first voting for the long gun registry and then recently admitting it was a failed policy. That’s fine, but lest Conservatives forget, Stephen Harper did the exact same thing. This Conservative Prime Minister in 1995 voted in support of the long gun registry twice before opposing it ...

The Scott Ross: The Conservative Economic Record

Sept 2012: Unemployment is up at 7.4%; it has been increasing since June while American unemployment has only gone down. July 2012: Worst trade deficit ever in Canadian history at $2.3 billion. 2012: GDP growth rate is declining (PDF pg 22). Canada is no longer the fastest growing economy in the G7; it is now ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: TrapWire, PRIME, Now Alberta Police Fingered

I was shocked, and disapointed that the CBC article today about police reports including Charter violating intel, didn’t have mention of BC’s PRIME system.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: While You Were Sleeping

Have you committed a crime? No? You’re still in a police database somewhere. It’s not supposed to happen according to our laws, and according to American law, but it’s happening and it’s called TRAPWIRE. 9/11 is often the excuse used, but it’s actually simply the state using its latest tech toys in the most obvious ...

The Scott Ross: The F-35 Boondoggle

Many are angry that instead of the promised $16 billion cost of the new F-35’s the actual price tag will be more than $25 billion but Canadians shouldn’t forget that originally not only did this government continually claim the cost would only be $9 billion, Stephen Harper, Peter MacKay, Tony Clement, and other Conservatives claimed ...

The Scott Ross: Bearded, Women, Leaders

It’s been 70 years since a major party leader had a beard, over 110 years since an opposition leader had one. A century ago facial hair used to be quite common, in Parliament and out. The NDPs selection of the bearded Thomas Mulcair as Leader makes one wonder, if beards can depart in a trend ...