Archive for January 2006

Canada moves closer to George W. Bush’s USA .. joining the search for a new progressive alternative

Jan 25th, 2006 | By | Category: Key Current Issues

Even if you agree that the Canadian people in their collective wisdom made a shrewd and possibly  even cunning decision on January 23, from one end of the ideological spectrum there was also an inevitable sadness. Say whatever else you like, Canada has now lost its quiet distinction as one North American place where some version of the progressive cause […]

Election diary 2006 .. Stephen Harper if necessary, but not necessarily Stephen Harper

Jan 24th, 2006 | By | Category: Ottawa Scene

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2006. TORONTO. 12:30 AM (EST). The people of Canada, as John Ibbitson observed in his Globe and Mail column yesterday, are a shrewd and cagey lot. And they are just now completing a cleverly thought-out set of judgments on the questions their assorted wayward politicians have put before them, in the 2006 […]

Marc Emery update .. one side of Canadian election still crazy after all these years

Jan 4th, 2006 | By | Category: Key Current Issues

To help kick off the new year, the BC Prince of Pot Marc Emery has just been voted one of Frank magazine’s Top 100 Canadian Wankers to Watch in 2006. And this seems a good opportunity to update the counterweights editors’ last report on their own surveillance of the Emery political career, early this past […]

What are the Mounties doing .. will they be the straw that breaks the Liberals’ back?

Jan 2nd, 2006 | By | Category: Ottawa Scene

One question raised by the new and surprising income-trust agonies of the “Team Martin” Liberals concerns the role of the RCMP in politics. Press sources have noted that it is highly unusual for the Mounties to announce a “criminal investigation into the possibility that Ottawa’s plans for income trusts were leaked,” at such a strategic […]