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Richard Anderson
The Imperial Capital
Socialists Be Not Proud
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Paul Godfrey goes begging for tax dollars: Media supremo Paul Godfrey wants the federal government to subsidize the flagging newspaper industry. It’s not a new idea. Ottawa has been in the business of quietly helping Canadian publications for more than a century. But it raises two questions. First, is it... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
There are some things so stupid only a Canadian politician could rationalize them: His name is Gerard Comeau, though his lawyer calls him “Joe Canadian.” A retired steelworker with a taste for beer and a frugal streak, he’s the unlikely face of a revolt. And yet a shopping trip by... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
When the spirit has left, what remains are the sterile urges for mere survival: But when the Church of England advertised for two new leaders to help guide potentially thousands of worshippers who believe they may be “called” by God to the priesthood, faith, it hastened to say, was not... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Meanwhile in Ontario: Maintaining a low profile seems to be part of his plans as the Liberals slide deeper into voters’ dog house: Wynne is the least popular premier in Canada with a personal approval that hovers around 20 per cent. A Forum Research survey indicated the Tories could come... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The Trudeau Family makes itself comfortable: Speaking in Quebec City earlier this week, Ms. Grégoire Trudeau bluntly said she and her current assistant can’t manage the number of demands that come from being a high-profile, bilingual and much sought-after speaker. Various groups and charitable organizations regularly invite Ms. Grégoire Trudeau... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Corporate speak comes to Trudeaupia: For the time he was available, Mr. Mendelsohn explained how, in a nutshell, his results-and-delivery role is about ensuring departments are clear on their goals, that they have their operations structured in such a way to achieve stated objectives, and that measurements are regularly taken... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
I am shocked, shocked to find Conservatives at the CBC: A member of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's board of directors has resigned from his position to seek the presidency of the Conservative Party of Canada, The Tyee has learned. Brian Mitchell, a Montreal lawyer, confirmed that he resigned Sunday after... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
I must gentle readers plead ignorance. It was only this week that I discovered a new verb had been added to the English language: Adulting (v): to do grown up things and hold responsibilities such as, a 9-5 job, a mortgage/rent, a car payment, or anything else that makes one... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Because if the federal government didn't do it... Whitehorse, YT – Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) Today, the Honourable Minister Navdeep Bains announced a three year investment of $305,000 to three northern Francophone community associations... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
How shall we speak of the NDP, Angry Tom dismissed? Alberta’s premier has some choice words for a new NDP policy document that made waves at the party’s national convention last weekend in Edmonton. Among them: naïve, ill-considered and tone-deaf. The so-called Leap Manifesto has not been adopted as party... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The Boy King plays at being smart: What is quantum computing? It seems Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has at least some knowledge of the burgeoning technological field. Before going into politics, Trudeau taught at the elementary and high school level in Vancouver, studied engineering and started a master’s degree in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The NDP admits what we've always suspected: They're racists: The president of the New Democratic Party thinks her party needs to aggressively diversify its ranks in order to better reflect Canadian society. "I think the party's too white, I think all parties are too white. But so are we, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Trudeaupia 2.0 bares its soul: “Very, very few” of the thousands of Syrian refugees who have come to Canada came from refugee camps and most had been living in rented apartments in Syria’s neighbouring countries, a senior CBSA official told Parliament in February. Conservative are now accusing the federal government... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The Boy King plays semantics: The militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has claimed responsibility for both incidents. Trudeau, who made his comments during a CBC Radio interview, and Dion — speaking Wednesday in the House of Commons foyer — both said the conflict... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Old love / new love / anything but true love.... The two most marketable ministers are Charles Sousa, the minister of finance, and Eric Hoskins, who helms the province’s $52-billion health care budget. Both are expected to bring in as much as $500,000 a year, well-placed sources have confirmed. Sousa’s... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Venerable British retailer Marks & Spencer surrenders to Islamism: It is the Islamic swimwear range with a little extra “magic and sparkle”. In a sign of the growing diversity of Britain’s shoppers, Marks and Spencer has put the burkini on shelves in England. The burkini - designed to adhere to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Patrick Brown surrenders to the Laurentian Elites: “(It’s) important to have this pause and understand where mistakes have been made so we can go into the future with a sense of conviction that we’re on the right path. My sense, showing up to probably about 1,000 cultural events in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Trudeaupia 2.0 is putting the crony back into capitalism: If the federal government bails out Quebec-based aerospace giant Bombardier with a financial aid package, Manitobans will expect financial help for more than 400 workers who were laid off by aircraft maintenance company Aveos in Winnipeg in 2012, say Manitoba Liberal... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Mitt Romney endorses Ted Cruz: Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney will vote for Texas Senator Ted Cruz, saying he is "repulsed" by Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Mr Romney said in a Facebook post that the only way to nominate a Republican is to have an open convention, in which party... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
Guess who's still alive? This June, the UK will vote upon whether to leave or remain in the EU. This vote will be momentous. It will decide Britain’s place in the world for generations to come. There are many positive reasons for membership. When we joined the EU we were... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The head of the BBC admits partial defeat: The success of high-end dramas, despite the flat budget at the BBC, comes as a new generation of international competitors – the online platforms Netflix and Amazon - ramp up their activities in Britain, attracted by generous new tax breaks. The development... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
How bad is American politics? This bad: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent trip to the U.S. appears to have made quite an impression on our American friends — perhaps too good an impression, judging by these videos of two New York men literally begging him to run for president. Trudeau... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
...there was a speech: Federal budget day began as a simple affair on a Saturday afternoon in 1867, when finance minister John Rose read a modest speech in the House of Commons to set out the government's first-ever spending plan of just $5.3 million. Almost a century and a half... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The NDP's very own sexy socialist librarian hedges her bets: Niki Ashton, holding a news conference in Ottawa about the employment challenges facing young Canadians, was asked repeatedly if she endorsed [Thomas] Mulcair as leader, but refused to give a straight answer. "This is not about a person or a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings
By bribing people to celebrate Canada: The federal government is spending $17.5 million on community events and a "national musical celebration" to honour Canada's 150th birthday in 2017. Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly made the announcement in front of a string band at Toronto's Daniels Spectrum Theatre Monday morning. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at The Gods of the Copybook Headings