Category Archives: Federal Government

How To Prepare for 2019

I figure two months is enough time for everyone to get used to the idea of Prime Minister Trudeau 2.0. (How do you know you’re used to it? When you’re not constantly thinking about how Stephen Harper would’ve done things … Continue reading

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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

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No Government Department Will Ever “Get” Facebook

Here’s a question for those of you who use Facebook: do you ever use it to look for government departments? I see a few hands up out there, and to them I say: okay, now put your hand down if … Continue reading

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Why Sensible People Don’t Become Members of Parliament

So what do you think of your MP? Odds are: not much. I don’t mean that you have a low opinion of your member of Parliament. I do mean that whatever she or he does, doesn’t occupy a significant chunk … Continue reading

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Stephen Harper Is The Face of Democracy

There’s a peculiarly funny bit in this Ottawa Citizen story covering the first event of the People’s Social Forum, which happened to be a march on Parliament Hill yesterday. It’s about the child of labour leader Chris Wilson: Wilson’s eight-year-old … Continue reading

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The Opposition Merits Protection Too

I think what disturbs me most about this Third Party Leader house break-in story is this bit near the end: According to the RCMP, it is “mandated at all times, during both private and official functions, for the personal protection … Continue reading

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Don Cherry Doesn’t Need the Order of Canada

It seems that Joe Warmington, of the Sun News Network, is a little upset that Don Cherry wasn’t on this week’s list of honorees for the Order of Canada. He lists a bunch of famous people who are in the … Continue reading

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