Archive for March 2007

Quebec election barn burner .. one way or another Canada really is starting to change?

Mar 27th, 2007 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: Canadian Provinces

Even if you were expecting some kind of shock and awe from the Quebec provincial election, you have to be surprised. The organizer for the Action Democratique du Quebec (ADQ) who told CBC Newsworld he didn’t believe the numbers himself summed it all up. Fairly early on the CBC election desk projected at least a Liberal minority [...]



Colbert day in Oshawa, Ontario .. stuff like this just never happens around here

Mar 23rd, 2007 | By Dominic Berry | Category: Entertainment

What can a person who resides elsewhere in the Greater Toronto Area really say about Stephen Colbert Day in Oshawa, Ontario – Tuesday, March 20, 2007? Even (or especially) if you know Oshawa a little, and support the business concept that such places, in all regions of North America, should try to do a bit [...]



As the spinning wheel spins .. the Sheikh speaks .. Canadian elections .. North American Union, etc?

Mar 17th, 2007 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: Key Current Issues

It seems no matter where you are these days the news is a little strange. Mars, it has just been reported, has a lot of ice. (And Earth has global warming. Go figure.) Then “Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has admitted being responsible from A to Z’ for the 11 September 2001 attacks,” and many other “major [...]



Who wants to be a billionaire? .. only 23 Canadian citizens this year, says Forbes magazine

Mar 12th, 2007 | By L. Frank Bunting | Category: Key Current Issues

Being a millionaire nowadays of course means nothing. A decent executive house, in most places where decent executives would live, starts at around $1 million. According to one recent estimate: “There are about 250,000 people in Canada [alone] with a net worth of more than a million dollars, not counting real estate.” Being a billionaire, [...]



Elect the House of Lords! .. Hirsi Ali, Olbermann’s girlfriend, BC natives, on and on ..

Mar 8th, 2007 | By Dominic Berry | Category: Key Current Issues

On March 7, 2007 the UK House of Commons unexpectedly “voted 337 to 224 in favor of pursuing legislation to elect the entire” House of Lords. This “would represent a major constitutional shift.” (It’s also a major embarrassment for Canada, still struggling to elect its federal Senate, which was half-modeled on the British House of [...]



Black and Harper .. the old Canada and the new Canada .. or just the same old Canada?

Mar 4th, 2007 | By L. Frank Bunting | Category: Key Current Issues

Try reading Patricia Best’s Globe and Mail report, “My dinner with Conrad” (at “the midtown Toronto restaurant Scaramouche”), while watching CBC TV on the latest Stephen Harper adventures in Ottawa. And you may suddenly think that the thickening Harper Conservative plot in Canada and the “Conrad Black Movement” could be somehow connected. In one sense, [...]