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Richard Anderson
The Imperial Capital
Socialists Be Not Proud
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The fate of nations rests upon so many trivial things: Using plants to trick political opponents into saying embarrassing things and then leaking the results to the media is “politics as usual,” says a former Conservative Party campaign manager. Speaking by phone from Calgary, Tom Flanagan, who wrote Harper’s Team:... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Sometimes, perhaps, truth is stranger than fiction: But a reference in the text of the archived document, as well as a photograph it contains of a narrow street identified as “Brunswick Place, Glasgow, Birthplace of Sir John,” add strength to the disputed theory that a derelict pub near the centre... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The Senate is a joke. But it's at our expense: The Senate is spending $150,000 for an outside consulting firm to review how it communicates with the news media and public. “My colleagues and I recognize the need for the Senate to have an efficient communications directorate, equipped with cutting... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Oh dear: The Royal Canadian Air Force has quietly turned to an unusual source for spare parts to keep its venerable search-and-rescue airplanes flying: a museum. The Citizen has learned that, in July 2012, air force technicians raided an old Hercules airplane that is on display at the National Air... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Behold the perfect example of a useless degree: In our online Restorative Justice Certificate, you'll study restorative justice, which takes a community-minded approach to conflict resolution. On the premise that conflict causes harm, it makes individuals responsible for repairing damage. Victims, offenders, and communities reach solutions that allow them to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The Telegraph: Politically, his passion was for small businesses; he was the first chairman of the Conservatives’ backbench committee, Mrs Thatcher’s choice in opposition to head her Smaller Business Bureau, and minister for small businesses in her first government. Mitchell made his name, however, over five years at the Department... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Seriously, where's the outrage? The Council of the Federation raised $450,000 from a number of corporate sponsors, according to an article in the Ottawa Citizen. It cites a list of sponsors, many of whom would have a keen interest in lobbying provincial governments on regulatory and policy issues, including the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The biggest and the best: What began that day with a woman scorned unfolded over the next seven years into an investigation that went beyond the wildest imaginings of the agents assigned to it, an elaborate case that led to the discovery, and subsequent arrest, of a surprising quarry: an... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Will ye no come back again? Instead I found him at the offices of Scottish Widows. The staff, who hadn’t been told the identity of their guest speaker, sat waiting, perplexed. Suddenly, without introduction, David Cameron walked in, sat on a stool and gazed out at his audience. They remained... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Gripes from the Portuguese: As a love-letter to an adopted country goes, Portuguese academic João Magueijo's missive to Britain is perhaps somewhat lacking in affection. The Imperial College physics professor slams English hygiene standards in his book which is dedicated to the Queen. "When you visit English homes, or the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
I've been asked for my opinion. By no less a figure than Justin Trudeau: We want your opinion on these new ideas as we head into the Fall session of Parliament. From infrastructure investment, to income tax splitting, and CBC funding, your voice on these topics is important – and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Say what you will about the Public Service but they're an endless source of grim amusement: The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) wants its members to be able to take paid grieving days for "aboriginal spirit friends." The Educational and Library Science group of the public servant union did... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Events my dear boy. Events: The mayor of Toronto’s re-election bid ended Friday with the news that he was withdrawing from the ballot, after doctors discovered an as-yet unidentified mass inside his abdomen. Into his shoes steps Doug Ford, his older brother, the councillor for the sprawling, heterogeneous end of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings