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Michael Chong to table his bill on Tuesday
Rob Ford went to see a football game on Sunday night. The rest of us got to see what people really, truly feel about him. They flocked to him. They swarmed him. They surrounded him as they tried to get a photograph of themselves with Toronto’s mayor, as he took in an NFL game between [...]
I own all but a couple. You?
The problem is not that governments are not doing enough to fight global warming. It’s that governments, particularly the Harper administration, are actually in the way. The starting point in discussing the enormous opportunity of the green economy is to appreciate that the future of a fossil fuel-dependent economy will be short and painful. Show More Summary
Legal counsel's records were thought to have been deleted
Remember how Kooky Kavoukian and the Ontario PCs shrieked and brayed about how the routine deletion of emails was a “crime”? How democracy itself was at risk? Remember all that? Well, take a look at this morning’s papers, and the stories about the metastasizing Senate scandal. Read this bit: “…When the controversy first erupted into [...]
This year, Canadians learned a new set of initials: ITO. They’ve learned this because it’s the new liberal political weapon against conservative politicians. ITO stands for Information To Obtain, as in to obtain a search warrant. It’s a document...
Ontario Liberals are asking users to cut back, but have they ever made cuts? This report aired on The Source November 29 2013....
Sun News Reporter Byron Chu reports on a BC native band that is focusing on jobs and economic development. This report aired on The Source November 29 2013....
University of Ottawa professor Michael Geist joins Ezra Levant to discuss privacy concerns over Conservative Bill C-13. This report aired on The Source November 29 2013....
Can public opinion polls suppress voter turnout? Of course they can. Do they? Yes, a lot, a lot. If a poll shows the electorate evenly split, turnout typically surges — because people feel energized by the notion they might help to cast a pivotal, deciding vote. On this, studies abound. In Israel, where tight races [...]
Quote: “…For all the potential missteps, Mr. Dinsdale says he’s not looking back. He plans to run in 2015. “In an election, many, many things go your way. Many, many things screw up. We had our share of good fortune, and stepping in puddles. We can’t think that this or that might have been the [...]
The Ottawa Citizen has obtained memos chronicling the advancing decrepitude of 24 Sussex Drive,...
'That absolute discipline or control… that is what got us into this mess in the first place'
…and because I haven’t commented on Ontario politics in a long time (get used to it).
Raj, who I think is one of the best political reporters around, caught the contradiction (along with a colleague): here. That is, Justin Trudeau has said he will not go negative. In paid media, he has kept his promise. But on social/non-traditional media, he sure hasn’t. I would argue that Trudeau’s guys are more aggressive [...]
Great story by Mike Bell about Art Bergmann in the Calgary Herald, here. I didn’t know Bergmann. He was a big wheel from Vancouver’s punk scene, all dark clothes and dark habits. Unlike a lot of the Vancouver bands, we in the Hot Nasties and the Sturgeons and the other suburban Calgary punk bands were [...]
New proposals with the potential for major reform
An existential query for the House of Commons