"Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!"
-Homer J. Simpson

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Drug czar slams Harper gov't

From the province:

The author of Vancouver's ground-breaking Four Pillars drug strategy criticized the federal government's "utterly failed" approach to drug use in his resignation notice this week.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

SaskParty and Saskatchewan's Energy Future

So Buckdog thinks:

It is becoming very clear that in spite of what they say publicly, Brad Wall and his Saskatchewan Party government have rejected all other possible alternate energy options in favour of nuclear power generation for the province's future energy needs.
And the Jurist concurs:

when it comes to evaluating the full range of energy options which will drive Saskatchewan's economy for the next 60 years, they claim the province should settle for Nine. Freaking. Days. With no public input.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Can't he just use Westjet? That's chock-full of symbolism, right?

From the Globe:

Mr. Ignatieff's search for a campaign plane. Wanting to avoid having to rent an airplane from Air Inuit again for a potential fall election campaign, the Liberals are shopping around for another airline. Remember, the Dion Liberals got caught out and ended up with an old bruiser of a plane for the 2008 campaign.

But even with a few weeks lead time before a possible vote, Mr. Ignatieff may have some trouble. During the 2006 leadership campaign, the Liberal Leader managed to insult 25,000 Air Canada employees when he said on the popular Quebec television show Tout le monde en parle , “What scares me is Air Canada. They are not courteous enough. One thing which unites us, in this country, is our hatred for Air Canada.” Now what would be uniting Air Canada employees?

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Good Resource for following the Manitoba Leadership Campaign

Devin Johnston over at devinjohnston.ca has done a couple of very informative posts on the NDP leadership race that is shaping up there.

This seems to to be the status so far:

  • Confirmed In
    • Andrew Swan
  • Officially "Thinking Things Over"
    • Steve Ashton
    • Greg Selinger
  • Unknown
    • Kerri Irvin-Ross
    • Bidhu Jha
  • Confirmed Out
    • Bill Blaikie
    • Judy Wasylycia-Leis
    • Nancy Allan
    • Christine Melnick
    • Gord Mackintosh
    • Pat Martin
    • Stan Struthers
    • Theresa Oswald

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Liberals Claim they are Done Propping up Harper

From the I'll-believe-it-when-I-see-it-file:

“Mr. Harper, your time is up,” Mr. Ignatieff told cheering party MPs and senators, gathered in Sudbury, Ont., yesterday for an annual Liberal caucus retreat.

We will see how long this lasts.

My guess?

7 weeks.