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Richard Anderson
The Imperial Capital
Socialists Be Not Proud
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...and you find a nationalist: New Democrat MP Jean-Francois Larose has joined forces with an independent MP to create a new, Quebec-only party. Larose is the fourth Quebec MP to abandon the NDP since its fabled orange wave swept 59 of the province's 75 seats in the 2011 election. The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
With days to go we are confronted with two choices here in the Imperial Capital: The polished millionaire non-entity or the white trash millionaire bruiser. It is in moments like these that the vasty fields of Saskatchewan beckon with unusual strength. What are housing prices like in Regina anyway? What's... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
It would be funny if it wasn't so sad: He goes to meet Farley Mowat, then 92, in the last months of his life, yet sound of mind and opinion. “Stephen Harper is probably the most dangerous human being ever elevated to power in Canada,” Mowat tells the author. “We... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Kenney stands firm: Zunera Ishaq, a Pakistani woman now living in Mississauga, is suing the Conservatives, arguing the ban violates her Charter rights by failing to accommodate her religious beliefs. Niqabs are worn by some Muslim women in public areas and in front of adult males who are not relatives.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Your dollars continuing to work: The Government of Canada is providing $35,484 in funding through the Aboriginal Languages Initiative to support 765 hours of Ojibway language lessons for children and parents. Bryan Hayes, Member of Parliament (Sault Ste. Marie), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Government of Canada helps youth in Regina get jobs: The Regina Work Preparation Centre is receiving more than $142,000 from the Skills Link program to help 24 youth facing barriers to employment get the skills and knowledge they need to find jobs. Participants will develop the skills and knowledge necessary... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
OK: "It's kind of shocking to realize the person known as the father of modern economics, Adam Smith, didn't think the pursuit of wealth was a very good idea," say Russ Roberts. "He thought it was corrosive, thought it was bad for you, thought ambition was bad for you, thought... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
A murderer participates: Brighton bomber Patrick Magee has returned to the town 30 years after his deadly device ripped through the Grand Hotel killing five people. The Republican, who was handed eight life sentences in 1986, planted the bomb that targeted Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative Cabinet during their annual conference in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The Faith of Justin: Trudeau was raised a Catholic as a child, saying prayers and reading the Bible with his father and two brothers. By the time he was in his 20s, he had become a “lapsed Catholic.” Then came the death of his younger brother, Michel, in a British... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Now look at this cute guy and his adorable family: Justin Trudeau is doing his baby trick again, and his communications director is having a minor convulsion. She sucks in her breath just a little as he wraps his fingers around his son Hadrien’s feet and hoists the giggling five-month-old... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The Telegraph: The Iron Lady came face-to-face with Steve Jobs three decades ago Jobs, then 29, was present at a dinner in Mrs Thatcher's honour, held at the US ambassador's residence in London in April 1984. Edward Streator, a US diplomat who also attended the dinner, told the Telegraph that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Justin thinks deep: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is facing criticism for suggesting that Canada should consider a humanitarian mission in Iraq rather than “trying to whip out our CF-18s and show how big they are.” Trudeau made the off-colour joke during a brief question-and-answer session with journalist Don Newman at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings