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Richard Anderson
The Imperial Capital
Socialists Be Not Proud
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Oh dear: All eyes will be on Sun Media following a report it is poised to offer Justin Trudeau an apology for a derogatory rant by one of its most controversial television commentators. The Liberal leader’s office announced last week that he would ignore questions from Sun reporters after Sun... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Cooks and politicians weep: The site of one of the most well-known events in the fight to bring home Canada’s Constitution is gone, with everything removed including the kitchen sink. The fifth-floor kitchen in the Government Conference Centre was the spot where future prime minister Jean Chrétien and the attorneys... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Nice little internet business you've got here. Would be a shame if something happened... Netflix refused to heed a demand from Canada’s federal broadcast regulator to hand over confidential customer data by Monday evening despite threats its exemption from regulation would be revoked if the video streaming service did not... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
...and I'm here to patronize you: The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), along with business leaders, social agencies, and members from all levels of government last night participated in the 4th Annual CEO Sleepout event. Over 145 participants camped out overnight on Portage Street in Winnipeg in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
...who needs responsible government: When Conservative MP Michael Chong launched his bid to rebalance the power between MPs and party leaders, it was seen as a noble, if doomed, endeavour — a quixotic campaign to restore a modicum of dignity to beleaguered backbenchers that would almost certainly be squelched by... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Remembering a Canadian classic: Fifty years ago this Sunday night, Canada successfully invaded America, or more precisely, Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster made their legendary first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show. They performed "Rinse the Blood Off My Toga," a wry historical parody of the type they excelled at.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
There are days when the blogging gods are very kind to me. This is one of those days: In 2004, native protesters on the Kanesatake reserve in southwestern Quebec attacked a police station and set it on fire. And they used a bulldozer in the attack – later seized by... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The ability to lie or manipulate is more important to getting a job, keeping a job and getting promoted than actual talent or work ethic. This long observed truism of corporate life has finally been struck upon by business school researchers: A study by University of Manitoba professor Nicolas Roulin... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Does it matter? David Tovar, who announced last week that he was leaving the job as vice president of communications, has previously said he earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Delaware in 1996. Wal-Mart discovered he never received the degree while he was being evaluated for... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
No seriously: Office of the Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), and Minister for the Arctic Council Today, Minister Aglukkaq announced an investment in design work for a proposed eco-park in Arviat as part of the Government of Canada’s broader strategy to increase... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The Globe: Ukrainian-Canadians are ramping up the pressure on Stephen Harper to provide military aid to their beleaguered homeland as Canada prepares to receive Kiev’s new President Wednesday. They’re also asking Canada to take a leading role in winning membership for Ukraine in the NATO military alliance. The North Atlantic... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Wandering through the Imperial Capital with a member of the House of Tory: 7:50 a.m.: Tory, dashing ahead of staff, wades into a crowd of racers. He asks a young boy where he's going to school and correctly guesses his brother is in Grade 11. While making small talk with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
...and Paper-Pusher of the Year goes to... At a ceremony held today at Rideau Hall, employees of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) were honoured with the Public Service Awards of Excellence. The CRTC was recognized in the areas of Official Languages, Employment Equity and Diversity, and Policy. CRTC... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings