Monthly Archives: April 2011

Dear Brad Trost, You’re An Idiot

Rob Ford won the recent Toronto Mayoral election based mostly on his conservative fiscal policy. Many in Canada viewed that as a sign that a lot of voters were sick and tired of “tax-and-spend” politicians. Those voters are the ones … Continue reading

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“McGuinty Government” Rebrands Government of Ontario – Where’s The Uproar?

It wasn’t that long ago that the media and opposition parties were taking the “Harper Government” to task for referring to itself as the “Harper Government” as opposed to the “Government of Canada” in official federal government press releases. A … Continue reading

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Bruce Carson: Harper Should Apologize, But I Can’t Blame Him If He Won’t

I believe in giving criminals a second chance once they’ve paid their debt to society. Part of that belief comes from my basic belief that everybody makes mistakes, and everybody deserves a second chance. And part of my belief about … Continue reading

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Liberals Promise $8 Billion In New Spending

Now I freely admit that I’m just starting to get into the various party platforms, and for all I know the other parties are being just as insane. But a little more than two weeks ago, the Liberals were complaining … Continue reading

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Two Opinion Articles Take Opposite Sides On Ignatieff’s Absence From Canada

A tweet by @acoyne, the National Editor of Maclean’s magazine, lead me to two opinion pieces taking opposite sides on the Conservative’s “negative ads” about Ignatieff’s long absence from Canada and whether his absence actually matters: “Neil Young didn’t come … Continue reading

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Green Party Should Be Excluded From The Debate

Don’t get me wrong, I like Elizabeth May. She’s smart, articulate, and certainly not willing to be bullied by the ‘big boys’. There is no doubt in my mind that if she was included in the debate she’d make for … Continue reading

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Why We’re Really Having A Federal Election

The leadership of the various political parties are all going to be asked, probably more than once, why we needed another election.  And I’m sure they’ll all have well prepared answers that produce a suitable sound bite.  But I’ll bet … Continue reading

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