Working vacation


It’s been a long four weeks since I got back from my post-election vacation and some of the most exciting in Canadian political history, but I am ready for my Christmas vacation and incredibly happy that it starts tomorrow. I hope to come back to a calmed-down office and a resolved transit strike. But now […]

December 17, 2008

The thing that's been driving me crazy for a week now…


It bothers me that the Conservative Party is lying about this whole thing being unconstitutional, undemocratic and unprecedented. It bothers me that Canadians are being told that we didn’t elect Stephane Dion because unless you live in Calgary Southwest or Saint Laurent-Cartierville, you didn’t elect either Dion or Stephen Harper because we don’t elect the […]

December 7, 2008

From two men who said it better than I could:


“Elections don’t elect governments, they elect Parliaments. Parliaments make a government, Parliaments can break a government. ” – Nelson Wiseman, University of Toronto Professor on CBC Newsworld, December 2, 2008. “Well, I actually think that maybe our schools should do a better job of teaching people as to how a Parliamentary system works, because this […]

December 2, 2008