Not News to Us.

“The unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula economic regionincreased from 5.4% to 6.1% last month, led by a loss of 3,500 jobs in trades and 1,400 in educational services.” This area includes a wide geographic area and does not properly... Read More

KCCCC Day 34: when a newspaper gets a big story wrong in a big way, what should it do?

   Look, I’m up at the cabin with Son 3. It’s a long weekend. It’s amazing here. I’m making him a big bacon and egg and toast breakfast and then we are going to do chores and have fun. So... Read More

The disgusting, cynical, political exploitation of a tragedy

Brian Lilley: Media, opposition exploit child’s death to attack Harper And, btw:And these are raw totals. Per capita or relative to GDP, that puts Canada at the top of the heap by a wide margin. ... Read More

Stephen Harper’s speech in Surrey and the media Q&A

Further to my previous post here are the videos:The speech The QandA Latest CTV poll: ... Read More

Election 2015: The Shift to the Liberal Party starts

The Second King of Austerity?With the dog days of summer ending, and only 6 or so weeks left in the interminable campaign, one of the most interesting sites to check on every now and then is the CBC Poll Tracker,... Read More

KCCCC Day 33: can a refugee crisis change the course of an election campaign?

First things first. Lots of commentary this morning on the issue of refugees and immigrants, for very good reasons.  Lots of the commentary seems to be steeped in emotion, however, and not so much facts.  So, courtesy of CBC, here are... Read More

Ottawa Jewish Bulletin article on Conservative Confidential…

Nice article today in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin…Don’t forget to check out the pictures that go with the book on my website and the blurbs that describe Conservative Confidential. ... Read More

Harper’s ‘New’ Conservatives Slow-Motion Implosion

When even Conservative supporters in the media start musing with friends about the possibility of a collapse in the Harper Conservative Party vote on October 19, you know that the drip-drip-drip of wet deposits from chickens coming home to roost... Read More

The Attitude Behind It

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Syria/Iraq refugee crisis vaulted to the top as an election issue

I just returned from a Conservative campaign event held Surrey, BC early this morning.  The event was cut short with PM Harper addressing only one issue which had been forced to the fore by breaking news of the drowning of... Read More

Conservative Confidential is now available on Amazon…

From left-wing activist in Montreal and Toronto to Conservative Party campaigner in Ottawa, Fred Litwin tells a captivating coming-out story that will delight and upset right-wingers and progressives alike. There is intrigue with the Iranian embassy, a fiercely critical examination... Read More

Should that NDP MP resign?

If this is true – if, contrary to what he claimed to the media, no application at all was made on the family of that boy – he should resign.  He has not only tried to politicize that child’s death,... Read More

And the psycho tweet of the day award goes to…

No surprise, either.  This one has been a few fries short of a Happy Meal for a long time. Alternative version: “I will show my outrage about the plight of children by using your children as rhetorical cannon fodder.” ... Read More

If You Care

If you care about the economy, you cannot vote for Stephen Harper.If you care about healthcare, you cannot vote for Stephen Harper.If you care about veterans, you cannot vote for Stephen Harper.If you care about the lives of First Nations... Read More

Globe’s Tabatha Southey hopes Conservative minister sees dead children’s ghosts alongside his own

You really have to wonder how full of insane hatred you have to be in order to say this: Trying to blame Conservative immigration minister Chris Alexander for the deaths of two young Syrian boys trying to escape with their... Read More

After Election Speculations

Andrew Coyne Wrote an interesting article, on which a number of people have commented, about the uncertainly that might prevail even after the election. Coyne, though he has sometimes been a rather mindless supporter of the Conservative government, has become... Read More

Perhaps our Hearts Need breaking to remind us we are human. . .

The refugee crisis in the Middle-East and Europe is a complex issue. International turmoil, political economy, deep-seated historical conflicts. You can’t blame people for feeling bewildered by the events they see unfolding. As they used to say about the issue... Read More

KCCCC Day 32: the power of images

  Words are about information. Pictures are about emotion. Emotion equals power. Print folks - the ones who pour their souls into writing newspapers and magazines, the ones who craft profound essays for blogs, the ones who toil in government offices... Read More

CBC’s Rosemary Barton knew guest compared PM Stephen Harper to Adolph Hitler?

The newest Media Party darling is Ashley Callingbull who just won the title of Mrs Universe. Generally the Left doesn’t have much time for beauty pageant winners but Callingbull hates PM Stephen Harper so she automatically gets super-star status: Days... Read More

I have become the cranky old guy of the the Canadian political Internet 

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