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Monthly Archives: August 2015
Tom Mulcair and Sports Franchises: A Brave and Wise Opinion
Let’s get one thing clear, right now: for the Canadian electorate, there is no such thing as only one choice. The voters will always demand that there be an alternative, and for right now, as of August (and admittedly this … Continue reading
Posted in Election 2015, New DiPsticks, The Muleclear Reactor Tagged Quebec, Tom Mulcair 1 Comment
What’s A “Merit-Based” Senator?
Justin Trudeau’s latest campaign promise pretty much describes the typical Liberal campaign promise: it sounds good, but it’s also too vague to be taken seriously. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is promising to reform Senate appointments and introduce an “open, non-partisan, … Continue reading
Posted in Federal Government, Justin Time, Politics Tagged Justin Trudeau, Senate of Canada 5 Comments
Fisking John Boyko’s Ten Election Rules
There’s a writer named John Boyko who’s published an essay in the Montreal Gazette (if for some reason you hit a paywall, it’s also available on his blog). One note: the fact that the graphic he uses for his blog … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging, Election 2015, Politics Tagged John Boyko 2 Comments
Premier Wynne Doesn’t Really Know Her Tory History, Does She?
You might think, given the role of Ontario in Canadian history, that Premier Wynne (or at least her speechwriters) would be at least passingly familiar with Canadian history. Or at least did a brief search on Wikipedia. Apparently not: “I’ve … Continue reading
Posted in Election 2015, Ontario Tagged Kathleen Wynne, Sir John A. Macdonald, Stephen Harper 6 Comments
About Last Night . . .
No, I didn’t watch the first leaders’ debate. And judging from the feedback, I didn’t miss all that much. Michael Den Tandt of the National Post was the earliest mainstream pundit to declare a winner — except, actually, he didn’t. … Continue reading
Posted in Election 2015, Harping, Justin Time, The Muleclear Reactor Tagged Justin Trudeau, Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair Comments Off on About Last Night . . .