Archive for February 2008

Trouble in Sarkozy’s France .. and Cadman, Carey, Desmarais, Dion, Theodore Zeldin?

Feb 29th, 2008 | By | Category: Countries of the World

Someone at the office here just told about how his psychic political wife was a big Stephane Dion supporter back at the Liberal Party of Canada’s Montreal leadership convention, late in 2005. But now in early 2008 she has definitively concluded she made a big mistake. Dion’s latest crying wolf on a fresh election, she […]

The naughty pictures of Edison Chen

Feb 23rd, 2008 | By | Category: Countries of the World

To call Edison Chen a Canadian boy is pushing things somewhat. He admits he was born in Vancouver and lived in that “fairly safe” city until “about nine.” Then he moved to Hong Kong, where he “learned that the dollar bill rules everything.” In his teens he was in New York City. But he was […]

It should be Louis Riel Day in Ontario too

Feb 18th, 2008 | By | Category: Heritage Now

The real “Central Canada” in the year 2008 is arguably best defined as the two provinces of Ontario and Manitoba. Quebec nowadays, even in Montreal, is a world unto itself (and the Quebecois have recently been certified as a nation by no less an authority than the Canadian House of Commons). The real Western Canada […]

A + B + C = Canadian election soon?

Feb 14th, 2008 | By | Category: Ottawa Scene

OTTAWA. FEBRUARY 14, 2008. Local party activists, worried about whether or not to rent campaign offices, are having a tough time. Here yesterday, in the depths of what the late 19th century called “the last lumber village before the North Pole,” it seemed a near certainty that there will be a federal election soon. Today […]

Now Doris Lessing says Obama will just be assassinated if he wins .. but is it true?

Feb 12th, 2008 | By | Category: Key Current Issues

RICHMOND, VA. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2008. 12 NOON. According to the Washington Post: “Voters in Maryland, Virginia and the District [of Columbia] lined up early this morning to vote in the region’s much-anticipated Potomac Primary,’ eager to cast a ballot in one of the most closely contested and historic [US] presidential races ever.” According to […]