Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Fossils To Museums

I was an 8 year old awash in fossils, so I was a tad more generous than this former 9 year old PEI lad with his much more valuable fossil. I donated a lower mandible piece from a ~12,000,000 year old Saskatchewan rhino to the Sask. Natural History (now Royal Sask.) Museum in the 1980s. ...

The Progressive Economics Forum: Should Welfare Recipients Try Harder to Find Work?

This morning the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation released a new report about “motivational interviewing” for welfare recipients.  The link to the full report is here, and the link to the executive summary is here. Authored by Reuben Ford, Jenn Dixon, Shek-wai Hui, Isaac Kwakye and Danielle Patry, the study reports on a recent randomized ...

Cowichan Conversations: Mike Duffy of Green Gables

Cowichan Conversations: Marg Delahunt Interviews Senator Patrick Duffy

Thumbs Up Canada: Prince Edward Island, 2nd time around

Just sharing some pictures of the random trip to PEI. Was invited to have lunch with the parents of my hosts and we played cards after. I can’t remember what the game was but I had an awesome time. I walked around the city after lunch and took a few pictures.

Thumbs Up Canada: A post from Prince Edward Island

I did an impulsive last minute trip to where I am right now – in Prince Edward Island. I didn’t even think about it. I actually didn’t know I was definitely going here till a couple of days ago. Long story that I am keeping to myself. 🙂 And now I am here. About a ...

Cowichan Conversations: RMR Where Does Mike Duffy Live?

The Ranting Canadian: Mike Duffy: pig in the city Canadian senator Mike Duffy, the…

Mike Duffy: pig in the city Canadian senator Mike Duffy, the porcine Conservative from Ottawa, has been caught in yet another scandal, this time for falsely claiming Prince Edward Island as his primary residence and  subsequently billing the Canadian taxpayers for related living expenses (more than $30,000 since 2010!). The truth is that Duffy hasn’t ...

The Progressive Economics Forum: Pushback on EI Changes

It has been a week and a half since changes to the definition of suitable employment and reasonable job search have come into effect.  Already, a single mom in Prince Edward Island, Marlene Giersdorf,  has become a symbol of the hardship these changes are likely to have on many Canadians in the coming months. When she ...

The Progressive Economics Forum: Missed Opportunity for PEI Poverty Strategy

The government of Prince Edward Island has introduced a Social Action Plan to Reduce Poverty, found online at PEI CSS. This Action Plan follows community consultations, including face-to-face meetings and written submissions by community groups. The government of PEI seems to take very seriously a Social Determinants of Health approach to poverty reduction, and so ...

LeDaro: P.E. I and Ontario connect

It is a marriage. Dalton McGuinty’s son is going to marry Robert Ghiz’s sister. Fixed link between Ontario and P.E.I. The Toronto Star story.

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CANADIAN LABOUR- THE MARITIMES: SUPPORT LOCKED OUT WORKERS AT ACADIAN COACH LINES: Last November workers at Acadian/ien Bus Lines in the Maritimes were locked out by their employer when they refused a concessionary contract offer. The workers involved have been locked out for three months, and they are asking supporters to pressure management to accept ...

Blunt Objects: Did You Know PEI Doesn’t Allow Legal Abortions?

I certainly didn’t. But it’s true – PEI’s abortion laws are horribly behind the times. Fact is, I doubt it’s ever mattered too much to any Islander, given that it’s a trip across the Confederation Bridge and you’ll be in a province that does (nearest clinics are in Fredericton and Halifax, I gather), plus the ...

politics on CAPS LOCK: CHECK IT OUT TRUCKS TURNS OVER IN ROUNDABOUT NO SURPRISE

EVER NOTICE THAT THE ONLY NEWS YOU EVER SEE ABOUT ROUNDABOUTS INVOVE ACCIDENTS CHECK IT OUT: Overturned truck snarls traffic in Charlottetown YEAH NO KIDDING THE GUARDIAN DELIVERS. THE CBC STORY WAS VERY SPARSE IT WAS ALMOST LIKE AN HAIKU. I INCLUDE A LINK ONLY SO YOU CAN BE AS DISAPPOINTED AS I WAS: LOL ...

politics on CAPS LOCK: LATE TO THE PARTY

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… 9:20 SOME KIND OF FOOFERA ABOUT THE ...

Trashy's World: At least there’s one victory for the Liberals…

….as PEI can welcome another Grit government for 4 more years! Congrats! And, as a sidebar, the Cons kept true to form in using personal attacks during the campaign to try to gain political advantage. The premier used most of his victory speech to condemn the personal attacks he says he suffered at the hands ...

PEI Election Results

The PEI election results page should go live in just over half an hour. Follow along, here.

politics on CAPS LOCK: HAVN’T POSTED IN A WHILE LOL

EVERYONE LOVES IT WHEN A BLOGGER COMES BACK AFTER A LONG ABSENCE TO WRITE A POST ABOUT HOW THEY “HAVEN’T BLOGGED IN A WHILE LOL” !!! I’M NOT THE FIRST PERSON TO MAKE THIS JOKE OBV THIS IS MY INSPIRATION. SRSLY SHE MADE THE JOKE FIRST AND I’M BLATANTLY LIFTING IT GO BUY SOME CLOTHES ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Big Red Machine Beatdown!

Come to PEI, and travel back to a simpler time… Here’s a fun fact about PEI. If Ontario had the same ratio of MLAs to population, its provincial legislature would consist of 2,492 representatives!

Impolitical: RCMP brought into middle of PEI election

“Ottawa calls for probe of PEI immigration program.” The timing of all of this is suspect: The federal government is calling in the RCMP and the Canada Border Services Agency to investigate allegations of fraud and bribery in a PEI immigration program that allowed hundreds of primarily Chinese nationals to buy their way into Canada. ...

Updated with hyperlinks

A previous version of this post is the most Googled thing I’ve ever written, so I’ll keep re-posting it with updates as the busy electoral season approaches. It’s a calendar of upcoming dates and deadlines for political junkies/candidates/hacks across Canada. Post a comment or drop me a line if you have anything to add. I’m ...

LeDaro: PEI – First Posted July 12, 2010 – UPDATE

All Canadians know what PEI stands for. Guess what else it stands for??? Hint: It has Inc. at the end.Update: Since no one responded I should provide the answer. And the answer is : Playboy Enterprises, Inc