Tag Archives: Stephen Harper

Useful actions, empty rhetoric

An acid-tinged piece in Maclean’s from Paul Wells, who says the Harper government’s activities in the Arctic are useful — but supported by vacuous rhetoric. This may be the best op-ed I’ve read on the issue. (Maclean’s first posted this … Continue reading

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More puerile humour…

…which, of course, is the very best kind. To ensure I stay within the bounds of the fair use principle, please visit the Ottawa Sun to view more fine cartoons. And if you want to enjoy the best political cartoonist … Continue reading

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Call me a cynic, but I love it when I see this kind of thing…

A press release from the Office of the Prime Minister, in which the word “Iqaluit” is mispelled everywhere, in English and French: Media Advisory Date: August 17, 2009 For immediate release PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER’S PUBLIC EVENTS OTTAWA – Public … Continue reading

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The Toronto Star discovers the “Arctic”

The Toronto Star, Canada’s most-read daily newspaper — it claims a Saturday circulation of 600,000 or so — nearly fooled me last weekend. In its Saturday, Aug. 1 edition, the Star brays and brags big-time about the launch of “a … Continue reading

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Qanuq isumavit?

Here’s another exercise in self-instruction — your humble content provider’s first online opinion poll. Before filling it out, you may wish to read some scribblings I posted this morning in connection with my day job. The editorial is not “objective.” … Continue reading

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No federal election

Got a political problem you can’t fix? Start up a “working group.” The no-election agreement today between Michael Ignatieff and Stephen Harper: Date:   June 17 2009   For immediate release   OTTAWA – The Prime Minister and the Leader of … Continue reading

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