Category Archives: Politics

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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Note To The Wise: Political Parties Never Leave People

Does this sound familiar to you? For a long time now I have found myself defending my membership of the Labour party while wondering what values of mine it defended any more. I didn’t leave the Labour party. It left … Continue reading

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Why Jeb Bush Is Braver Than The Ontario Liberal Party

Private e-mails made public, as Sony Pictures executives and now surely attest, can sink a career. They can also, with a certain amount of bravery, bolster it. as Jeb Bush is now wont to demonstrate. It’s a risk, certainly. Something … 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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Yes, Iggy’s Back. And No, You Shouldn’t Yawn

Sometimes I get the feeling our political pundits like to blast our current and former politicians as a way to pass the time. Take, for example, Michael Den Tandt’s takedown of Michael Ignatieff, just because the former Liberal leader chose … Continue reading

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