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The Closing of the Canadian Mind

The NY Times details clearly and directly why the Harper government has been a curse on Canada. Get him gone. The early polls show Mr. Harper trailing, but he’s beaten bad polls before. He has been prime minister for nearly a decade for a reason: He promised a steady and quiet life, undisturbed by painful […]

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Mike Duffy claims Harper told him to repay money

“The prime minister wasnt interested in explanations or the truth,” says man who wasn’t interested in explanations or the truth.  Sheesh.  Why Shakespeare wanted rid of lawyers when there were perfectly disposable politicians around is beyond me. via Mike Duffy claims Harper told him to repay expense money – Politics – CBC News.

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Tell Vic Everything

We Canadians are not very good at protest. We are, however, world-class at grumbling and snark. Legislation that would give police and spies easier access to information about Internet users was introduced this week in Ottawa. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews was an early supporter. This week Twitter went on the attack with a campaign […]

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Rob Fuckin’ Ford

A year ago, Toronto elected a village idiot mayor, and this week he added verbal abuse of 911 dispatchers and total lack of a sense of humour to his crimes against the city. The CBC put this little disclaimer atop the story WARNING: This story contains language some may find offensive but published his disgusting […]

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Why do finance ministers wear new shoes to deliver a budget?

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=f6f40dca-eb18-4dbc-8a1a-9c33e7b383ce&k=87499 Canada’s set for the presentation of a new national budget. It promises to be both painful and divisive, so I’m trying to concentrate on the trivia around it. Canadian Finance ministers have a tradition of buying new shoes before a budget. Every pre-budget news report involves following the current minister to the mall to […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090119/ap_on_re_ca/canada_us_obama_1 The story, of course, is much more informative (well, slightly more informative), but I got a kick out of this: Canada PM to Obama: Focus on financial system I’m imagining a rather petulant Stephen Harper (this is not hard to do) buzzkilling a jubiliant, celebratory, soon-to-be President. If ever there was a time for […]

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Pigasuss reviews – StumbleUpon

http://pigasus.stumbleupon.com/review/24213665/ From the page: “Members of a fundamentalist American church group planning to stage a protest at the funeral for a Winnipeg man brutally killed on a Greyhound bus have managed to enter Canada, a spokeswoman told CBC News on Friday.” For once, I’m hoping Canadians get their impression of America from the likes of […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080801/ap_on_re_ca/canada_bus_stabbing_15 A 40-year-old man who witnesses said stabbed and beheaded the man sitting next to him on a Greyhound bus in Canada has been charged with second-degree murder, police said Friday. Vince Weiguang Li, of Edmonton, Alberta, was due to appear in court later Friday, said Sgt. Brian Edmonds. This story has been gripping Canada […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080130/ap_on_re_ca/canada_medical_test_shortage_1 The Canadian “Tory” government is behaving in a short-sighted, rather Republican manner with regards to a nuclear situation from December. A nuclear watchdog agency realised the plant safety feature had been disabled, and ordered a shut down. The government went all Han Solo, PR-wise, and legislated it back to operation, citing a dearth of […]

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John Tory puts faith in school religion – thestar.com

http://www.thestar.com/News/article/239077 Ontario’s Leader of the Opposition, John Tory, seems to be adding a very strange plank to his election platform: He wants taxpayer money to supplement private, religious schools in the province. Currently, money is already siphoned off for Catholic schools, but Tory’s policy would have Hindu, Islamic, Jewish and other institutions covered as well. […]

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