Peace, order and good government, eh?: Peter Penashue takes a Mulligan and slices it into the woods.

CBC News on Monday night: Liberals take Labrador, as Jones wins big over Penashue I have to confess to being caught by surprise when Labrador MP Peter Penashue suddenly announced his resignation from the House of Commons and his intention to run in the subsequent by-election. It made a lot more sense when it was ...

Peace, order and good government, eh?: Campaign Capers: The perfect man for the job

Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue has promised to do something very unusual this coming Tuesday. He’s going to offer an explanation. My interest in Penashue was originally piqued by this video posted at Impolitical in which the minister mindlessly recites the same non-answer to every question the reporter can think to ask him. Until this ...

Peace, order and good government, eh?: Campaign Capers: The view from under the bus

This past week Michael Sona publicly declared his membership in a very large club: people who have grown impatient waiting for Elections Canada. Beyond that and his claim to be completely innocent of any attempt to suppress votes in Guelph, there’s not that much to take away from his interview with the CBC’s Evan Solomon. ...

Peace, order and good government, eh?: Campaign Capers: The court has spoken

The post I put up yesterday to report on the Supreme Court’s ruling regarding Etobicoke Centre has been updated a couple of times with links to media coverage. There’s lots there if you want to dive in and get even more detail. Short version, as you’ve probably heard by now: in a 4 to 3 ...

Peace, order and good government, eh?: Campaign Capers: Peter, Paul and Provincial Airlines

Two months ago I added Peter Penashue, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, to the list of people I was keeping an eye on for this series of posts. He finally surfaced again this week. Before we get into the details of Penashue’s campaign spending during last year’s federal election, let’s get two things out of the ...

Peace, order and good government, eh?: Campaign Capers: Too much of nothing

The Council of Canadians and the seven ridings When it was first reported that the applicants in this case were requesting information from Elections Canada, it was suggested that EC was going to defer to the court and the matter would be considered at the hearing scheduled for next month. Apparently Yves Côté, the Commission ...