New LPC Ad Is Pretty Clever

They’ve bought space during some of  tonight’s hockey games, apparently.  Probably for just a night or two, and then they’ll hope The Net spreads word a bit further.  They’ll get good media coverage out of it.  It’s clever and positive... Read More

Wynne’s budget: two linkless points

There’s not much controversy surrounding it, at all, because: She said, if elected, she’d invest in transit and infrastructure, and this budget is aimed at giving effect to that; and She (and we) know that, to pay for the aforementioned,... Read More

And in other news, Justin Bieber has reportedly brokered a ceasefire with ISIS

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The case of Oskar Groening

“The capacity of the gas chambers and the capacity of the crematoria were quite limited. Someone said that 5,000 people were processed in 24 hours but I didn’t verify this. I didn’t know,” he said. “For the sake of order... Read More

Who’s going to win the next federal election?

Here’s what the CBC’s polling aggregator has to say: With the Liberals and Conservatives currently neck-and-neck in voting intentions, the tendency for polls to accurately predict the winner six months out is nullified.  But the trend of the Liberals under-performing... Read More

Saskatoon Riding the Coattails of History

Acknowledging that an important feature in Saskatoon was constructed by the government, then bragging that construction of a future valued feature (a wind turbine) was avoided by the government instead of an opportunity seized upon, is a repugnant attitude. People... Read More

Never mind Stephen Harper’s granddaughter  

I’ll bet Stephen Harper is very, very unhappy about what Joe Oliver said. ... Read More

Just visiting the middle class©

A few folks, mostly Liberals, referred me to Justin Trudeau’s response to yesterday’s federal budget. We at Daisy were all too busy actually reading the thing, so we missed his scrum, which did not impress many of my correspondents, among them formerly... Read More

TorDan Talks #4 featuring Mark Sakamoto, author of “Forgiveness: A Gift From My Grandparents”

Please join us for the fourth in our series of chats about issues and ideas of interest to Toronto-Danforth.  Mark Sakamoto will talk about the process of writing an intensely personal memoir of two Canadian families, Japanese and Canadian, torn... Read More

Fire. Marin. Now.

Kid Kodak is out of control. Any MPP who votes to keep him is complicit in this bullshit.  André Marin has claimed $206,821.16 in housing expenses for just a fraction of that time — from Oct. 1, 2010, to March... Read More


As you may know, Nanos does internal ballot tracking every week. Based on the four week rolling average, the Liberals are at 34 per cent, the Conservatives at 29 per cent, the NDP at 25 per cent, the Greens at... Read More

Pithy (and potty) reaction to the budget

My device just spell-checked "budget" into "bidet." #cdnpoli — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) April 21, 2015 ... Read More

From the desk of the Senior Liberal Strategist™

What’s interesting isn’t that Larry Martin has written a column about the downward slide of the Trudeau Liberals – lots of the other mostly pro-Grit writers are doing likewise, these days. What’s interesting is the answers he got to his... Read More

Ostrander Point Wind-Farm Case Goes Back To Tribunal

The decision is here.  Put briefly, the case will now get bounced back down to the Ontario ERT, where Ostrander Point Wind Energy will have a chance to convince the tribunal that their proposed remedy, a series of fences and gates that... Read More

Lisa does not like my paintings 

…so I’m promoting them on the Internet to irritate her.     ... Read More

Why the UK needs proportional representation

The Damsel is in distressThe Telegraph has this introduction to the article on safe seats:Has your constituency already been won in the 2015 general election? Find out here. Does your vote really count? New research shows that more than half... Read More

Dear Eve Adams

Step away from the Twitter.  Going after someone’s spouse – and, along the way, offering up what I hear is unmitigated bullshit – is bad for you, bad for your leader, and bad for the party you profess to support. Signed,... Read More

On this day in 1968

This guy was sworn in as Prime Minister.  I still miss him. ... Read More

The Star is not happy with Mr. Trudeau

Quotage: “Time is running short for Justin Trudeau to produce his policies: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s charm and magnetism aren’t enough to counter his weak economic credentials..One of the biggest challenges Justin Trudeau faces is his lack of economic heft. The... Read More

The Brown Retort

Since Patrick Brown looks set to become PCPO leader, its good to start looking for sources of intel on him now.  The Brown Retort has material on the PC MP that I hadn’t heard.  From the latest post (a couple of months... Read More