Monthly Archives: May 2011

Jack's Amazing Tightrope Act

What lies beneath that calm, mustached exterior of the Leader of the Official Opposition? A strong, genial statesman just ‘trying to make Parliament work’? Or is he an opportunistic man so giddy and lusting for more power he’ll do whatever it takes to seize … Continue reading

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This is what strong leadership looks like

Prime Minister Stephen Harper continues to be unequivocal in demonstrating Canada’s support for Israel – (via MSNBC) – Canada takes firm pro-Israel line at G8 summit: …Diplomats involved in Middle East discussions at the G8 summit said Ottawa had insisted … Continue reading

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Newsflash: Obama is only a human being

In the heady days of 2008, Barack Obama was seen by many as some kind of larger-than-life saviour – not just of the United States but indeed the whole world. This was the man who could finally restore America to … Continue reading

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Time for reflection & regeneration

I’m going to take a little break here at BLY and pluck out a few Dalty-Lyin’s as I mentioned to Liz in the previous thread, as well as finally getting around to some other gardening chores. I actually find gardening quite therapeutic … Continue reading

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NOW are you ready for Senate Reform?

If his intent was to adhere to the wisdom of the Chinese proverb, “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember…”, PM Stephen Harper seems to have been very successful in teaching us all a powerful lesson … Continue reading

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Tweeting the Cabinet-watch

As much as I dislike CBC’s sense of entitlement and their obvious bias, I still enjoy Kady and Rosie’s enthusiasm regarding political drama such as this morning’s Cabinet shuffle at Rideau Hall. Their twitter feeds are a good bet for … Continue reading

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Green Energy Act a #Failure

In today’s Financial Post, Ross McKitrick logically explains why Dalton McGuinty’s Green Energy Act is doomed to failure on two fronts – job production and environmental: The pledge by Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak to roll back key provisions of the … Continue reading

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Canada's SSNMCG

Rumour has it that the throne speech for Canada’s Strong Stable National Majority Conservative Government is set for June 3. Please use this thread for speaker and Cabinet speculation, and whatever else you ‘Proud Canadians’ want to talk about! * … Continue reading

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Tough Love for Tim Hudak

O.K. Maybe Trusty Tory was justified to be in full panic mode already. C’mon guys! Get it together!! And ‘Dave’ was right-on in his observations: I agree that Mr. Hudak should use his experience with Mike Harris as a vocal ‘positive’ … Continue reading

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Ontario ready to rebel against Premier Dad?

With an election looming in Ontario and several other provinces this fall, today’s Chantel Hebert column is very pertinent – Shifting provincial politics gives Harper the upper hand (Star). She explores the historic changes in the recent federal election and speculates on … Continue reading

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