Category Archives: New DiPsticks

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

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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

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Random Thoughts On An Orange Alberta

Well, those who would have thought Jim Prentice would be Stephen Harper’s successor should be thankful they didn’t bet any money on the idea. No, I’m not going to weep / wail / mourn the so-called “death” of conservatism in … Continue reading

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We Don’t Need More Sana Hassainias — But We’re Going To Get Them

Sana Hassainia, you ask, what the heck is that? Actually it’s a who: Sana Hassainia is the independent (but formerly New Democrat) MP for the Quebec riding of Verchères-Les-Patriotes, and according to the CBC she is the MP with the … Continue reading

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On MPs And Their Hospitality

Let me draw your attention to this story in the Ottawa Citizen, which discusses the hospitality expenses of our Members of Parliament. More helpfully, the actual report itself is available here at the Parliamentary web site. If you want to … Continue reading

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