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Scott's DiaTribes: Flipping thru Friday.

- Regarding this story, Harper and the Conservatives would never be so blatantly obvious in firing the independent Parliamentary Budget Officer. They’ll simply not renew his mandate when it runs out next year – and I presume they’ll try to find someone more amenable to their views. It’s too bad really – they’ll be losing a guy who has been far more accurate about projections and predictions on spending then Finance Minister Flaherty has shown to be.

- As has been documented earlier around the web and in the news, The NDP continues to rise in the polls. One wonders

Scott's DiaTribes: Some more thoughts on Mulclair and the Convention in general

After a day and a night of digesting what I saw at the NDP Convention, some thoughts on what I saw and heard:

- I’ve heard some say that Mulclair will charged as being an “opportunist” because he’s been associated with or had flirtations with other parties. As Susan Delacourt points out, he isn’t the only current party leader that’s done that – Harper in particular has done a fair bit of moving around. As well, I don’t know that anyone had a crystal ball back when he won that said working as an MP in Quebec (or trying to