What good is a majority if it lands you in a minefield? Conservative prime minister David Cameron finds himself in that predicament after last week’s elections handed him a very slim majority.
He’s looking to slash about 12-billion quid from his country’s welfare budget. His “red meat” backbench are spoiling for a tussle with . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: John Bull In a China Shop
Every September 11 since 2001 has been a day to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks, but it should also be a day to remember the wars. Because just as we should never forget the men and women who died that day, we should never forget the mistakes we made in the days that . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The Tragedy of Sept.11 Only Gets Worse
What a year 2011 was. Who would have thought in January that the Conservatives would, by May, have a majority government? That the Bloc, so long a dominant force in Quebec, would be reduced to numbers not seen since the early 1990′s? That the Liberals would be reduced to third party status? That . . . . . → Read More: The Year That Was: Canadians Politics in 2011
SO YEAH JUST BACK FROM VISITING MY SON AT THE HOSPITAL, DID YOU HEAR THIS THEY HAD AN ELECTION IN MANITOBA? BASICALLY IT’S BEEN CALLED ALREADY (SPOILER ALERT: NDP MAJORITY) BUT I SEE THAT CBC STILL OFFERS LIVE COVERAGE ON THEIR WEBSITE. LET’S HAVE A LOOK, SHALL WE…
SOME KIND OF FOOFERA ABOUT . . . → Read More: politics on CAPS LOCK: LATE TO THE PARTY
Now that Harper has a majority he wants to build prisons all over Canada and near Parliament Hill and big fences to keep people out of public buildings such as the Parliament building. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Stephen Harper’s Canada 2014
Afghanistan already mission accomplished according to Harper yet he has extended the mission for 3 years. Lead role in Libya intervention.Contracts for F35 for $9 billion plus and warships $50 billion plus. Get the world ready for a new superpower and … . . . → Read More: LeDaro: HARPER THE RAMBO SET TO RULE
With one of the most unpredictable and unimaginable elections in recent memory, the most accurate way to summarize it all in one sentence would be to say; there is a shift in Canadian politics. We have seen a shift in the status quo, and possibly the re-alignment in the Canadian spectrum.
What the Conservatives . . . → Read More: The Global Express: A Shift in Canadian Politics
So here we go again. The 4th election in 7 years, exactly what Canadians wanted. And in the midst of an economic recovery. You have the Liberals who are the only realistic party that can take over the Conservatives. You have the NDP who are always the 3rd wheel between the two. And you . . . → Read More: The Global Express: Good Ol’ Canadian Politics
Pollster Nik Nanos, who gets quoted in the media because he runs a polling firm, has no idea what his statistics about Canadians means. His latest poll shows that Canadians are fed up with minority government and have no faith in any of the leaders or parties. True. Apparently Mr. Nanos thinks this means that […] . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Nanos Has No Idea
So let’s do a little comparative analysis:
Number 1: David Warren calls a possible coalition a “Thai-style coup d’état”.
Now as much as I like the guy, I don’t think Dion could fool anyone into thinking he was the commander of a ruthless army. And last time I checked no politicians had been dragged into . . . → Read More: Jacked Up: Democracy Delayed is Democracy Denied