He ordered the ejection of Bill Casey. Garth Turner. Helena Guergis.
He sent Shelly Glover to throw Tom Flanagan under the bus.
Pat Strogan, fired. Munir Sheikh, resigned on principle.
Students ejected by the RCMP on CPC orders from Harper rallies after being Facebook checked.
*** If you thought for a moment that this . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: He’d throw Canada under the bus too
Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff was fiery on tonight’s national leaders debate. He covered every topic under the sun and reminded Canadians exactly why we are having this election. There were a few stumbles, these debates are never perfect. But he was on point when he needed to be and nailed Harper and his neo-Conservatives on . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: G&M on Ignatieff: Energy and urgency. He was hot.
On the Liberal campaign trail in Winnipeg there is one thing that we are hearing consistently: Canadians are sick and tired of attack ads. They hate them.
It disrupts governance, creates an atmosphere of constant electioneering, and is just plain un-Canadian. And yet, they persist through this election. An election that is being . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: A Letter to Mr. Ignatieff: It’s time to get personal against attack ads
For 2015-2016 if the budget is balanced. Maybe. Meanwhile, Michael Ignatieff and his Liberal team have put together a platform for families that aims to strengthen Canada through investment, education, and responsible government.
Meanwhile in Winnipeg South Centre, Harper Party candidate Joyce Bateman has decided to bite the hand that has fed her for several . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: Harper Party announces 2011 platform release date
And neither could Stephen Harper when the polls closed back in 2008. The parliament that was elected in 08 was the group he was given to work with. Many Conservatives joined him, but not so many that he didn’t need a little help from the other parties to get anything accomplished. Ergo, cooperation had to . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: I cannot choose my coworkers…
The Globe and Mail has released a photo slide show titled “A look back at the biggest headlines from Canada’s 40th parliament” with 8 of the 10 headlines either critiquing or outright slamming the Harper Regime’s path of governance.
The two exceptions? The first was the state of Jack Layton’s health. The other was . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: 10 headlines capturing the "work" of the Harper Regime
A thought for progressives to discuss:
Layton has two votes this week with one potentially mattering significantly more than the other. If Layton supports the budget on Thursday can he really vote alongside the expected Liberal non-confidence motion on Friday? He could certainly vote against an Opposition Day non-confidence motion, that’s for sure, but what . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: Would Harper prorogue parliament again?
Parliament resumes and the “we don’t want an election” rhetoric seems to have been dialed down as the NDP and CPC both release campaign-style ads aimed at convincing Canadians they have what it takes to lead this country. Meanwhile at Stornoway, crickets chirp. I’d like to think that the LPC will jump in within the . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: Will the LPC respond?
Hypocrisy, thy name is the Harper Party. The Transport Canada regulations, brought in last fall, will require everyone from professional outfitters to people leading recreational boat trips to fill out five separate forms, measure their boat and pay a $50 fee.
Wow. If the long gun registry is rarely used, a waste of money, and . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: Gun registry, bad. Kayak registry, good?
A week ago CPC drones were celebrating tantalizing poll numbers that put the Harper Party close to majority territory. Today, EKOS reports what I believe to be the reality on the ground. How does one party go from a 13 point lead to just under 5? Was it the shameful display of Bev Oda and . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: Corking popped CPC Champagne: EKOS reports reality
Foreign hackers attack Canadian government websites.
I seriously question the timing of this piece and the ReformaTory spokespeople who are at the forefront of this breaking news. A cyber attack on the very department that is “hard at work” on the up coming budget. If we go into a spring election $10 bucks says Harper . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: How convenient…
For all intents and purposes, my Saturday was supposed to be about relaxation. And it started out that way. I went out for breakfast, read the paper, got a haircut, came home around noon only to have it all go to hell. What happened? I logged onto Far and Wide.
Steve’s analysis of the . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: Liberal Party of Canada: it’s not about him