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Prorogue – How we do things in Canada.

By gordo | Related entries in Canada, General Politics, The World

Prorogue transitive verb: 1 : defer , postpone 2 : to terminate a session of (as a British parliament) by royal prerogative intransitive verb: to suspend or end a legislative session Canada has been in the international headlines recently as Stephen Harper’s minority conservative government faces dissolution from a coalition of opposition parties. The best […]

December 6th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments » Presidential Election Podcast (09/24/08)

By | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Barack, Bush, Canada, Congress, Debates, Democrats, Economy, Foreign Policy, Georgia, Homeland Security, McCain

This podcast discusses the proposed legislation to bailout Wall Street, McCain suspending his campaign to return to Washington and his call to postpone this Friday’s debate, a debate preview and a discussion of foreign policy issues (both obvious and not so obvious), and more… [Listen Online] or [Download] [Subscribe to’s Presidential Election Podcast] Feel […]

September 25th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Canada To Pay Citizens To Get Rid Of Gas Guzzlers?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Canada, Energy, Environment, Gas, Ideas, Money, Oil, The World

And this idea comes from no less than the Conservative government… Canadians will be offered bicycles, public transit passes or cash if they agree to scrap their old gas-guzzling vehicles, the government said on Wednesday. Ottawa says five million of the 18 million cars and trucks in Canada were made before 1996, when tougher emissions […]

June 6th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Canadian Speech Laws Being Used to Punish Bloggers

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Blogging, Canada, Civil Liberties, Constitution

As Americans, we are fortunate to have the First Amendment. For us, free speech is not just a value, it’s the law. Some nations are not so fortunate, and I’m not talking about poor third-world dictatorships. I’m talking about Canada. Currently, the “Human Rights Courts” in Canada are busy punishing conservative Canadian bloggers because of […]

April 11th, 2008 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Did Hillary’s Team Whisper Sweet NAFTA Nothings In Canada’s Ear?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Canada, Hillary, NAFTA

Turn about is fair play. From TPM: The Canadian Press — Canada’s domestic equivalent of the AP — is reporting that the original source of the leak was Ian Brodie, chief of staff to Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper. And as it turns out, Brodie’s original conversation with reporters focused much more on Hillary as […]

March 6th, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »