Liberals Pledge to Prevent Abuse of Prorogation

Liberals Pledge to Prevent Abuse of ProrogationOTTAWA – Surrounded by members of the Liberal caucus in front of the House of Commons on the day when Parliament should have resumed, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff announced that the Liberal Party of Canada will seek changes to the House of Commons’ rules that would prevent the Prime Minister from using prorogation illegitimately. “Twice in one year, Mr. Harper has abused his powers by shutting down Parliament to save…

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Put Some Money Where Your Mouth Is

Put Some Money Where Your Mouth IsRemember that delicious movie, The Devil Wears Prada?  My favourite scene was the one where Miranda scorningly points out that while it may be politically correct amongst intelligentsia to dismiss fashion, at the end of the day, the colours we all select from our re-used, recycled clothing were determined months and months before by the fashionistas.   We think they don’t impact us.  But they do.  Except we end up wearing…

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Like it or not, Harper is on a roll…

Like it or not, Harper is on a roll...Those who took great delight in the travails of Stephen Harper over the summer are likely none too pleased with more recent developments. The blogosphere tends to be extremely partisan in nature, and objectivity is often a scarce commodity. But love him or loathe him, the fact is Harper is on something of a roll. I’m not going to suggest that a run of good press and good optics is…

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Remembering the bad old days of Balanced Budgets

Remembering the bad old days of Balanced BudgetsAttention spans aren’t what they used to be, anything that happened 24 hours ago is already old news. You see it everywhere, people have trouble remembering a conversation from just ten minutes earlier. When I go to Tim Hortons and order an UNtoasted bagel, I pull away and check the bag to find that…yeppers…its been toasted. Now all of a sudden Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are sound managers of…

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