Monthly Archives: April 2011

Pierre Peladeau’s Good Deed

On April 27th Sun Media newspapers across the country dutifully printed an article written by their President and CEO, Pierre Peladeau. It was a curious piece – half news story and half promo for Sun TV, entitled “All’s not fair … Continue reading

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“I have a list”

These are the infamous words of Joe McCarthy as he set about re-arranging people’s lives in the 1950s. The Senator’s Committee on un-American Activities threw the Red Scare into everyone. His list became synonymous with smears, innuendo, informants and ruined … Continue reading

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Canada has come down in the world

All politics is local. Dooley was right when he said that. When we look at the leaders of the parties in an election we ask ourselves, even unconsciously, would we want them as neighbours. Would they borrow my lawnmower and … Continue reading

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The Conservative Deficit

Good Conservative management is an oxymoron … ‘Economist’ is just a Greek word for ‘household manager.’ We all have households of one sort or another. Managing them is not rocket science. You don’t spend money you don’t have (or aren’t … Continue reading

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The Parliament of Fouls

Why ‘Contempt of Parliament’ is a serious offence … Not long before St. Valentine’s Day in 1380, or thereabouts, Geoffrey Chaucer, himself the Member of Parliament for Kent, wrote The Parliament of Fowls. The poet dreams of a great assembly … Continue reading

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F-35: $30 Billion Dollar Boondoggle

$18 billion, $30 billion … what’s a few zeros among politicians, eh? I don’t know about you, but in these post-recession penny pinching times, an extra zero or two makes a big difference when I’m trying to balance the household … Continue reading

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