Posts Tagged ‘ Canadian federal election 2010 ’

No one pretending “coalition” is strange thing in August 21 Australian election

Aug 11th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

“We know,” PM Harper told his Conservative summer caucus last week: “there are some in the opposition coalition again threatening an election, but colleagues, that is not what Canadians want.” And just today the sweetheart of Sparks Street Jane Taber is reporting that “Michael Ignatieff is under attack from Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, who are accusing […]



Cons will call Canadian federal election over fate of bloated budget bill in Senate .. ya gotta be kidding?

Jul 9th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED JULY 10, 13]. It is a sign of the strange waters Canadian federal politics are in these days that the Harper minority government’s current omnibus budget bill may be stuck in the still unreformed Senate of Canada. The Canadian Press reports: “The Tories are threatening a fall election after opposition senators stripped contentious provisions […]



Afghan documents deal at last .. NDP may have a point, but .. (and but again?)

Jun 16th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED BELOW — JUNE 16, 1:45 PM; JUNE 18, 2:40 PM]. So the crazed prospect that there just might be a snap Canadian federal election, triggered by some ultimate failure to agree on managing Afghan detainee documents, among the four political parties currently represented in Parliament, seems to have at least almost ended. We speculated […]



What if there was a snap Canadian federal election over Afghan docs .. and the Harper Cons pulled a Rob Green?

Jun 13th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010. 1:15 AM. [UPDATED JUNE 14 BELOW.]  A few of us came into the office on a Saturday night, to catch up on some World Cup TV, far from the madding crowds at home. One of us was also catching up  on the latest Afghan detainee documents developments in the alleged nations’ […]



Will yet another Canadian federal election happen at last in 2010?

Jan 4th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

I don’t usually admire the Conservative guru Tim Powers. But his January 2 note of caution on recent Canadian federal election speculation — from no less than John Ibbitson, Don Newman, and Norman Spector — seems at least somewhat wise. (Even if he left Jim Travers off his list, probably because Travers published on January […]