Category Archives: Federal Politics

David Suzuki For Prime Minister – No Thanks!

The photo to the left is making its way around Facebook and it’s really starting to piss me off. First off, the plural of “party” isn’t “partys”, it’s “parties”. But more importantly I’m both annoyed and stunned that anybody could … Continue reading

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Copyright Law And The Record Labels

Earlier this year the big record labels in Canada settled a copyright lawsuit by agreeing to pay over $50 million to compensate for hundreds of thousands of infringing uses of sound recordings. Just to be clear, this is the record … Continue reading

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Governmentium and The Skyrocketing Cost Of The Civil Service

Lawrence Livermore Laboratories has discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 … Continue reading

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“Canadians” Who Don’t Evacuate Syria Now Shouldn’t Be Rescued Later

On Friday, Canada’s Foreign Affairs department upgraded its travel warning regarding Syria from “Avoid non-essential travel” to “Avoid all travel.” They also said all Canadians in Syria should leave now: “Canadians in Syria should leave now by commercial means while … Continue reading

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Can Somebody Please Remind Layton He Didn’t Win

I realize that finishing second and becoming the Official Opposition must feel like a huge win for Jack Layton and the NDP. But I think somebody needs to remind Layton that the NDP didn’t actually win the election. According to … Continue reading

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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

I think Harper will have to send Ignatieff and Layton a couple of nice big thank-you cards for handing him a majority. Because you can be sure it wasn’t Harper’s campaign that won this majority. More thoughts later once I’ve … Continue reading

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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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