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ParliamANT Hill: SenAntor OlsAnt Promises To Pay Back Wrongly Claimed Expenses

Inspired by this headline: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/02/carolyn-stewart-olsen-ndp-audit_n_4032804.html

LeDaro: Pamela Wallin’s attempt at contortion

She may not be the expert yet but she is trying hard.

“Although I fundamentally disagree with the methodology used in arriving at that figure, particularly since the amount was calculated using newly created rules to examine past expenses, I do not want to burden the people of Canada and, in particular the people of . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Pamela Wallin’s attempt at contortion

ParliamANT Hill: SenAntor’s questionable expenses total $140K, audit reveals

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/08/09/pol-whats-expected-to-be-in-wallin-audit.html

Song of the Watermelon: On the Limits of Scandalmongering, or Why I Don’t Care About Rob Ford’s Alleged Crack Use

For all my political ideals and self-conceptualizations, I cannot for the life of me seem to get myself more than superficially interested in the scandals that plague the holders of public office. The Rob Ford crack video hubbub is a case in point.

Yes, it is funny. Yes, there is hardly a politico more deserving . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: On the Limits of Scandalmongering, or Why I Don’t Care About Rob Ford’s Alleged Crack Use

The Scott Ross: Mike Duffy & Why An Elected Senate Would Have Made This Worse

Nobody really thinks Senator Mike Duffy received $90,000 in return for some political favour, but that public perception would most certainly change if he and every other Senator faced regular expensive election campaigns that depended on large contributions and even larger political favours.

An elected Senate requiring hundreds of thousands of dollars every four years . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Mike Duffy & Why An Elected Senate Would Have Made This Worse

The Scott Ross: Mike Duffy & Why An Elected Senate Would Have Made This Worse

Nobody really thinks Senator Mike Duffy received $90,000 in return for some political favour, but that public perception would most certainly change if he and every other Senator faced regular expensive election campaigns that depended on large contrib… . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Mike Duffy & Why An Elected Senate Would Have Made This Worse

Left Over: The Real Cost of Education

 

B.C. students warned to stick to budgets

Today in the CBC media, there’s an article admonishing students to stick to their tight budgets…this of course presupposes that students even have a clue what a “budget” is, never mind how to stick to one…

The author cites the cost of an undergrad degree at $ . . . → Read More: Left Over: The Real Cost of Education