gritchik: Jack

What a huge loss. I had heard the news early Monday morning from a loved one and then my blackberry started flooding with notes from various political types of the red and blue varieties. Each one expressed sadness over Jack’s passing – even the most partisan among them. In the days since, other bloggers and […]

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Those Emergency Blues: About Jack

Hearing about Jack Layton’s death from cancer driving home a couple of days ago was like a hard punch in the head, and I nearly went off the road. My American readers may not appreciate the genuine respect and affection most Canadians had for the new Leader of the Opposition, even if they vehemently disagreed with […]

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Remembering Jack Layton

NDP supporter or not, there is no doubt that Jack Layton’s contribution to the political sphere is a spectacle that should live on in the minds’ of Canadians for many years to come. As MPs are enjoying their summer waiting … Continue …

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Angry Voters

Jeff suggests a new app for the iPhone. I’d call it iVote, or Angry Voters. I used to be a hard-liner against e-voting, but now I’m starting to wonder if democracy is doomed either way, why not make it more engaging at the end of its life? There’s little doubt that an un-fixed electronic election […]

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If you don’t stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.

An open letter to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence;

The Canadian military says an error at the Department of National Defence resulted in tens of millions of dollars worth of benefit payments paid to up to 7,000 service members over the last five years.

The benefits include the Defence Department’s . . . → Read More: If you don’t stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.

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gritchik: Tim Hudak is not worth the risk

Heather Mallick on what three levels of Conservative government (aka the “Trinity of Terror”) can mean for the women of Ontario: Nine miles of hard road ahead for women this fall. Make that 90. If Conservative Tim Hudak wins the Ontario election, that will mean three levels of Canadian government with varying degrees of hostility […]

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