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  • Celine Dion – A Mother’s Prayer

    05/09/2010 6:38:41 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies · 362+ views ^ | May 89 2010 | annem040359
    My Mother’s Day Greeting Not Only To My Mother, But All The Mothers,Grandmothers,Great-Grandmothers,Aunts,Mothers-To-Be,Single Mothers,Fathers Who Are Doing Both The Role Of The Mother/Father, And Those Women Who Cannot, Or Will Never Be Able To Be A Human Mother, Other Then To Adopt A Child Or Children, Or Become An Animal Pet Companion Mother. From Celine Dion, “A Mother’s Prayer”:
  • Report: Detainees Shown CIA Officers' Photos

    08/21/2009 8:40:48 AM PDT · by mockingbyrd · 26 replies · 1,897+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 21, 200*
    WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is investigating whether Guantanamo Bay detainees charged with roles in the Sept. 11 attacks were improperly given photos of CIA officers or contractors, according to a person familiar with the investigation. The investigation, headed by the Justice Department's counterespionage chief, John Dion, is trying to determine if military lawyers defending the detainees divulged classified information or compromised covert CIA officers, according to the person, who was not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke only on condition of anonymity. It is a violation of federal law to identify CIA covert personnel, and it is a...
  • The Wanderer Comes Home

    07/12/2009 7:28:48 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies · 664+ views
    envoy ^ | May/June 1999 | Dion DiMucci
    I was about as cold as I’d ever been. The Midwest was in the midst of a bitter winter in February, 1959. The wind was punishing, trees were freezing up and snapping, and the little yellow school bus I was riding in with Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper had been breaking down. After our "Winter Dance Party Tour" appearance in Duluth, Minnesota, our bus broke down again. Buddy had had enough. He talked the club manager into chartering a plane to fly the headliners to our next show in Fargo, North Dakota, and tried to recruit us...
  • Canada's opposition leader quits after botched power grab

    12/08/2008 3:07:41 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 26 replies · 879+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/8/2008
    Canada's opposition leader Stephane Dion tendered his resignation on Monday, paving the way for new leadership to continue his Liberals' fight with the ruling Conservatives for control of parliament. "I have decided to step aside as leader of the Liberal Party effective as soon as my successor is duly chosen," Mr Dion said in a statement, days after fumbling a power grab from Prime Minister Stephen Harper's minority government. Former Harvard academic Michael Ignatieff is reportedly set to be named interim Liberal leader until a party convention in May, supported by one of two rivals who also sought to succeed...
  • Report: Dion Likely Gone by Christmas

    12/07/2008 6:32:08 AM PST · by mkjessup · 38 replies · 1,322+ views
    The Chronicle Herald (Canada) ^ | 7 December 2008 | Canadian Press
    TORONTO — The Toronto Star is quoting senior Liberal Party sources as saying it is now a forgone conclusion that Stephane Dion will resign as Liberal leader before Christmas. In a report Sunday, the newspaper says it is likely Dion will come under irresistible pressure to step down at the Liberal caucus meeting in Ottawa on Wednesday.
  • Dion fumbles with TV address

    12/04/2008 9:19:04 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 13 replies · 743+ views
    Canoe ^ | December 4, 2008 | Alexander Panetta
    OTTAWA - In the battle of the airwaves Wednesday, Liberal Leader Stephane Dion showed up almost an hour late and a few pixels short in his duel with the prime minister he hopes to replace. Dion was supposed to address the Canadian public immediately after Stephen Harper, but thanks to a handful of snafus the television networks were left filling dead air. The Liberals delivered their video almost an hour late, 10 minutes after it was already supposed to air; and when it finally arrived both the English and French versions had been crammed onto the same tape, forcing broadcasters...
  • Our Right to Vote Petition - Please sign

    12/02/2008 2:04:48 PM PST · by Reform Canada · 12 replies · 739+ views Over 20,000 strong already and it grew by 5,000 signatures in the last hour
  • Poll says 75% Prefer Conservatives (Canada) over the left-wing coup

    12/02/2008 1:05:41 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 15 replies · 819+ views
    PTBC J-Log ^ | December 2, 2008 | Joel Johannesen
    The poll today, which isn’t scientific so it doesn’t matter, says 72% prefer the Conservatives to be in power. CTV: Who would you prefer to govern the country? The Conservatives 72%; The NDP-Liberal coalition 28% indicates that 73% think what the Left is doing is either “bad” or “treasonous”, with most saying it’s “treasonous”. What do you think about the opposition’s move to take control of the Canadian Parliament? It’s good 12% It’s bad 30% It’s within the rules 7% It’s treasonous 43% It won’t make any difference 7% The last federal election...
  • Canada's Dion to step down as Liberal leader

    10/23/2008 12:09:54 AM PDT · by ari-freedom · 12 replies · 427+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | October 21 2008 | Bernard Simon
    Stéphane Dion was expected to step down as leader of Canada's opposition Liberal party last night after less than two years at the helm and within a week of a drubbing at the general election. The frontrunner to succeed him is Michael Ignatieff, the former Harvard scholar and author, who is the party's deputy leader. However, Mr Ignatieff is sure to face stiff competition for the job. Mr Dion is only the second Liberal leader in Canada's 141-year history who has not become prime minister. The Liberals were for years viewed as the natural governing party, but have been on...
  • Liberal Canadian PM Candidate in Interview Meltdown! - Video 10/10/08

    10/10/2008 10:03:42 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 449+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 10, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Liberal Canadian candidate for Prime Minister Stephane Dion suffering through a total disaster of an interview in which he was completely unable to understand the question given him. He asked to "start again" with the interview three times! Imagine a melt-down like this with either Obama or McCain! . . . . (Watch Video)
  • A bad day for Dion

    03/19/2008 5:55:00 AM PDT · by Clive · 6 replies · 334+ views
    National Post ^ | 2008-03-19 | (editorial page)
    The usual media suspects greeted us on Tuesday morning with the happiest possible Liberal spin on the federal byelections in Toronto, Vancouver and Saskatchewan. "Liberals win three out of four seats!" No one actually put "Whee!" in the headline, but it would have been consistent with the feigned spirit of jollity at work. The reality for the Liberal party is much darker, however. The expected byelection result for an opposition party running in seats where they had strong pluralities last time out is pretty clear: it's got to be four-for-four. The Liberals went three-for-four, squeaking by with a paltry 151-vote...
  • The Nothing Party

    10/25/2007 9:05:24 PM PDT · by Reform Canada · 6 replies · 82+ views
    Thursday, October 25, 2007 The Nothing Party There’s been a lot of criticism of Stephane Dion’s decision to order his caucus to abstain from voting on the Throne Speech. After thinking about it for awhile, it actually makes sense to me. It’s the perfect symbol of what the Liberal Party has become, from the initial deterioriation of the party’s stature at the end of the Chretien era, to the disastrous tenure of Paul Martin, to the substantively vacant leadership race that led to the election of Stephane Dion as leader. The party, having discussed in great deal what it was...
  • Canada: Tories still shy of majority, poll suggests (actually up - biased headline)

    07/11/2007 6:11:26 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 10 replies · 390+ views
    CanWest via National Post - Canada ^ | Wednesday, July 11, 2007 | Staff
    Tories still shy of majority, poll suggests CanWest News Service, Wednesday, July 11, 2007 MONTREAL -- As Canadians began to head off for summer vacation, they were still in no mood to grant Prime Minister Stephen Harper the kind of support that would translate into a majority government in another election, a new opinion poll suggested. In the Environics Research Group poll, the Conservatives had 37% support; the Liberals 28; NDP 17; Greens 11 and Bloc Quebecois slipping to 7. Party standings remained stagnant, said Derek Leebosh, a senior associate with Environics. He likening the parties' positions to "World...
  • Dion down to 12% in Quebec

    06/04/2007 7:02:30 PM PDT · by Reform Canada · 12 replies · 569+ views Dion Can Use More Support 2007-06-04 06:20:11 Liberal leader Stephane Dion continues to see his popularity plummet in Quebec. A new Leger marketing poll reveals he's the fourth most popular leader in this province. When asked who would make the best prime minister, only 12 per cent of Quebecers said Dion, whereas 16 per cent said NDP leader Jack Layton and Bloc leader Gilles Duceppe. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was way ahead with 36 per cent. Across the country however, Dion's in second place tied with Layton at 13 per cent support. Harper's still well in the lead nationally...
  • The hazards of having much to say (Lib missed 'it's OK to THINK racism, anti-Semitism' memo?)

    04/27/2007 9:03:32 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 9 replies · 594+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Friday, April 27, 2007 | Kevin Libin
    The hazards of having much to say Liberal candidate's prolific pen haunts Kevin Libin, National Post Published: Friday, April 27, 2007 CALGARY - Say you want to be a politician. One problem: A few years out of grad school, you have left behind a trail of unsavoury opinions in the form of theses, articles and letters to the editor. You have accused the Israeli government of "murdering children and raping women." You've promoted conspiracy theories about Islamist terrorist attacks, suggesting they were orchestrated by Western governments to discredit Muslims. And more. What do you do? That is the challenge...
  • Canada's Liberals CAUGHT RED-HANDED (Western Standard - Levant / Steel)

    04/24/2007 10:31:28 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 19 replies · 1,563+ views
    Western Standard ^ | Monday, April 23, 2007 | Ezra Levant / Kevin Steel
    Western Standard: sneak preview Monday, April 23, 2007 Here's a sneak preview of our new issue, just off the presses this morning: cover ; column ; story . Normally we hold back on publishing to the Internet so that our home subscribers get the good stuff first. But this is a special case: one of the subjects of our cover story, an MP named Mark Holland, has threatened us with a lawsuit if we keep talking about him and the Liberal theft of Conservative personnel files. That's called libel chill -- an attempt to bully journalists (including bloggers) so...
  • Harper accuses Liberals of making political hay on soldiers' deaths

    04/20/2007 7:24:21 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 13 replies · 332+ views
    Ottawa Citizen - Canada ^ | Friday, April 20, 2007 | Tim Naumetz
    Harper accuses Liberals of making political hay on soldiers' deaths Tim Naumetz, The Ottawa Citizen Published: Friday, April 20, 2007 Prime Minister Stephen Harper suggested yesterday the Liberal party is exploiting the recent combat deaths of eight Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan with a motion demanding the government put a firm, two-year deadline on the mission. Another Conservative MP went further, accusing the Liberals of siding with "terrorists and the Taliban." Bitter feelings spilled out soon after debate began on the motion urging the government to notify NATO that Canada will pull out its soldiers in 2009, despite Liberal attempts...
  • To be brutally honest (dumped Green defends the indefensible, plays 'victim' card)

    04/15/2007 10:54:47 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 8 replies · 423+ views
    Republic of East Vancouver ^ | April 14, 2007 | Kevin Potvin
    Green Party says Potvin will not be its candidate in Vancouver-Kingsway ... as this was obviously coming, here's the vile Potvin's self-pitying barf-a-rama: To be brutally honest Author of "A revolting confession" responds to widespread media criticisms The Republic of East Vancouver "Vancouver's Opinionated Newspaper" Current Issue • April 12 to April 26, 2007 • No 161 By Kevin Potvin John Keats wrote 123 years ago, "Beauty is truth, truth beauty,-that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." On the confusing afternoon of September 11, that didn’t appear to be quite enough. I went...
  • Quebec results good for Canada

    04/02/2007 10:25:37 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 6 replies · 511+ views
    Edmonton Journal - Canada ^ | Sunday, April 01, 2007 | Lorne Gunter
    Quebec results good for Canada Shift in power may lead to interesting political times across the nation Lorne Gunter, The Edmonton Journal Published: Sunday, April 01, 2007 Friday afternoon, the co-hosts of a weekly political digest show on a Montreal radio station called to ask me what Albertans thought of the results of Monday's Quebec election. I couldn't say what Albertans' reaction was, but this Albertan's thought was: It's too early to tell, but things look interesting and positive. The National Assembly is now split roughly into thirds. The Liberals have 48 seats, a loss of 28 from 2003....
  • Angus Reid Political Tracker: Conservatives hold 17-point lead (Canada)

    03/29/2007 5:42:44 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 13 replies · 189+ views ^ | Friday, March 30, 2007 | Staff
    Angus Reid Political Tracker: Conservatives hold 17-point lead Liberals plummet to 22% nationally, and 11% in Quebec; Greens reach double digits, overtake Bloc 03.30.07 Friday [VANCOUVER – Mar. 29, 2007] – The Conservative Party has extended its advantage in Canada’s federal political scene, as the Liberal Party continues to lose support, an Angus Reid Strategies poll has found. In the online survey of a representative national sample, 39% of decided voters will cast a ballot for the governing Conservatives in the next federal election. The Liberals stand at 22%, followed by the New Democratic Party (NDP) with 17%,...
  • St?phane Dion's Turnaround on Terror (Liberal treachery in Canada)

    03/28/2007 6:54:17 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 3 replies · 179+ views
    Western Standard ^ | Monday, March 26, 2007 | Kevin Steel
    St?phane Dion's Turnaround on Terror Kevin Steel The Western Standard Monday, March 26, 2007 Everyone assumed it was a done deal. With two components of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) about to expire, Stephen Harper's minority government thought they had the support of the Opposition Liberals to renew the legislation. Then, about two weeks before the vote, Liberal Leader St?phane Dion had a change of heart; no longer would his party support extending the measures. In a House vote on Feb. 27, the Liberals, NDP and Bloc Qu?b?cois ruled the day, 159-124. Now police can no longer hold terror suspects...
  • Kennedy, two Liberal MPs begin suit against paper ('oh, save us Judge!')

    03/26/2007 8:43:09 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 6 replies · 386+ views
    Toronto Globe & Mail ^ | Saturday, March 24, 2007 | Campbell Clark
    Kennedy, two Liberal MPs begin suit against paper Libel notices served after column alleged deal cut before leadership convention CAMPBELL CLARK Toronto Globe and Mail Saturday, March 24, 2007 OTTAWA -- Defeated Liberal leadership candidate Gerard Kennedy and two Liberal MPs have served libel notices on the National Post over a column that alleged they cut a deal to scrap controversial security measures in exchange for organizing leadership-convention votes. Mr. Kennedy and the two Toronto-area MPs, Navdeep Bains and Omar Alghabra, claim that the column falsely asserted that the MPs struck a deal to bring sizable delegations of Sikhs...
  • Gerard Kennedy and Liberal MPs serve libel notices against The National Post (Canada)

    03/24/2007 6:30:16 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 6 replies · 430+ views ^ | March 23, 2007 | Press Release
    Gerard Kennedy and Liberal MPs servelibel notices against The National Post Press Release from website dated March 23, 2007 Kennedy, Bains, and Alghabra serve columnist Kay, publisher and John Doe source Toronto, ON -- Former Liberal leadership contestant Gerard Kennedy; Navdeep Bains, MP for Mississauga – Brampton South; and Omar Alghabra, MP for Mississauga – Erindale, served the National Post, columnist Jonathan Kay and related persons with notices of libel over statements that the three politicians were involved in deals to exchange votes in return for changes to national security policy. Included as a defendant in one of...
  • Tories reach 'Magic' 40% in poll (Canada's Libs now trailing nationally by 11%)

    03/24/2007 9:45:33 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 10 replies · 530+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Saturday, March 24, 2007 | Norma Greenaway
    Tories reach 'Magic' 40% in pollLeading Liberals in every region except Quebec Norma Greenaway, CanWest News Service Published: Saturday, March 24, 2007 OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harpers' Conservatives have surged to 40% in popular opinion and entered majority government territory, a new poll says. The poll, conducted exclusively by Ipsos-Reid for CanWest News Service and Global Television after the Harper government delivered its new budget, shows the Tories have opened up an 11-point lead nationally over Stephane Dion's Liberals. "The big news is they hit the big four-oh," Pollster Darrell Bricker said of the Conservatives' numbers. "They've hit...
  • Oh, please, Stephane, grow up (whiny Liberal lambasting with FReeper content!)

    03/23/2007 12:14:52 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 19 replies · 835+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Friday, March 23, 2007 | Lorne Gunter
    From Lorne Gunter's "AS I PLEASE" blog on the National Post's website: Thanks, Lorne! Oh, please, Stephane, grow up Comes the latest manufactured outrage from the furtive minds of the Liberal opposition: Stephen Harper is being mean to us. Lately, all the Liberals seems to be able to do is manufacture outrage. They were outraged when the Conservatives ran television ads depicting their leader, Stephane Dion, as weak and indecisive. They were incensed when the Conservatives altered the committees that advise the justice minister on which lawyers might make good judges, charging that the committees were being "stacked" with social-conservative...
  • Liberals furious at Harper's Taliban accusation

    03/21/2007 7:13:56 PM PDT · by M203M4 · 35 replies · 1,309+ views
    CBC ^ | March 21, 2007 | CBC
    Liberals furious at Harper's Taliban accusation Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 | 7:12 PM ET CBC News Prime Minister Stephen Harper went into attack mode in the House of Commons on Wednesday, accusing the Liberals of caring more about Taliban prisoners than Canadian troops. Prime Minister Stephen Harper leaped to the defence of Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor during question period in the House of Commons on Wednesday.(Tom Hanson/Canadian Press) The attack came during Question Period, as the Liberals called for the resignation of Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor over the erroneous information he provided to the government two weeks ago....
  • Dawn of a Conservative era?

    03/12/2007 1:04:42 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 9 replies · 460+ views
    Ottawa Citizen - Canada ^ | Monday, March 12, 2007 | Susan Riley
    Dawn of a Conservative era? Susan Riley, The Ottawa Citizen Published: Monday, March 12, 2007 In her stimulating new book, French Kiss, journalist Chantal Hebert suggests we could be moving into a period of majority Conservative government, depending partly on how successfully Stephen Harper continues to woo Quebec. If true, this pending sea change will have as much to do with complacency and confusion on the centre-left as with the appeal of Harper's personality and policies. Starting with the Liberals, Hebert suggests the natural governing party was undone in the last election, not solely by the sponsorship scandal or...
  • Harper gives opposition election fever (more accurately: 'sense of doom')

    03/11/2007 11:49:23 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 4 replies · 310+ views
    Winnipeg Free Press - Canada ^ | Sunday, March 11, 2007 | Paul Samyn
    Harper gives opposition election fever If there's a vote, PM will be ready Winnipeg Free Press Sunday, March 11, 2007 Paul Samyn - National Report OTTAWA -- You can't help but admire the minority swagger of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. With a budget that will either make or break his government just a week away, Harper isn't wasting time praying it will pass through the Commons. Nope. Instead, Harper is summoning Tory troops to Toronto for a high-level campaign school. Conservative MPs, senior staff, campaign managers and candidates will all hunker down for a three-day electoral planning session that's...
  • Stephen Harper's beaux stratagems (Canada's PM: positively 'Rovian'!)

    03/10/2007 3:42:32 PM PST · by GMMAC · 6 replies · 497+ views
    Toronto Globe & Mail ^ | Saturday, March 10, 2007 | Brian Laghi
    Stephen Harper's beaux stratagems BRIAN LAGHI Toronto Globe and Mail Saturday, March 10, 2007 OTTAWA — About a month ago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper buttonholed Stéphane Dion in a backroom off the House of Commons. According to sources, he wanted to discuss the progress of legislation to reform the Senate — which sounds innocent enough. But four weeks later, Mr. Dion's allies are starting to wonder whether the Prime Minister had an ulterior motive: Would he somehow use the meeting against them in the future? “I have no doubt,” a senior Liberal said. “They're going to play silly buggers...
  • Law and Order: Conservative intent (Canada - msm bias can't hide the truth)

    03/07/2007 9:16:37 AM PST · by GMMAC · 17 replies · 641+ views
    CP via Halifax Chronicle Herald ^ | Wednesday, March 7, 2007 | Comrade Jennifer Ditchburn
    Law and Order: Conservative intent Harper says Dion’s Liberals too soft on crime and terrorism By JENNIFER DITCHBURN Halifax Chronicle-Herald Wednesday, March 7, 2007 OTTAWA (CP) — Guns, gangs, drugs. Oh my! The Conservative party is warning that life will be grim indeed on your street if you don’t cast a ballot for a Tory in the next election. The Liberals don’t like the police, and they’re just plain soft — soft on crime and soft on terror, says Prime Minister Stephen Harper. On the other hand, if you do vote Conservative, your government will be looking out for...
  • Canadian Conservatives Reach 40% Mark (on brink of majority government!)

    03/02/2007 7:26:55 AM PST · by GMMAC · 45 replies · 770+ views ^ | March 2, 2007 | Staff
    Angus Reid Global Monitor : Polls & Research Canadian Conservatives Reach 40% MarkMarch 2, 2007 (Angus Reid Global Monitor) - The Conservative party holds a 14-point lead in Canada, according to a poll by Angus Reid Strategies. 40 per cent of decided voters would support the Tories in the next election to the House of Commons. The Liberal party is second with 26 per cent, followed by the New Democratic Party (NDP) with 15 per cent, the Bloc Québécois with 10 per cent, and the Green party with eight per cent. In Quebec, the Bloc has the support of...
  • Polls hide the truth about climate change

    02/23/2007 4:42:42 PM PST · by GMMAC · 26 replies · 718+ views
    Financial Post - Canada ^ | Friday, February 23, 2007 | Diane Francis
    Polls hide the truth about climate change Questions should ask what we're prepared to give up Diane Francis, Financial Post Published: Friday, February 23, 2007Canadians, like Americans and others living in developed countries, always tell pollsters they are concerned about protecting the environment. But this is like being asked if you are in favour of apple pie and motherhood. Of course you are. But that's not the point. The real question that pollsters, and politicians, should put to the public is how big is your footprint and how much are you prepared to shrink it to protect the environment?...
  • Harper pulls some Liberal whiskers ('outraged' at PM - no one manufactures it better!)

    02/23/2007 10:44:49 AM PST · by GMMAC · 1 replies · 320+ views
    Edmonton Journal - Canada ^ | Friday, February 23, 2007 | Lorne Gunter
    Harper pulls some Liberal whiskers Only possible recourse of the Dion crowd is to scream in unison at the PM Lorne Gunter, The Edmonton Journal Published: Friday, February 23, 2007 So the Liberals are outraged at Prime Minister Stephen Harper? I'm not surprised. No one manufactures outrage better than they do. Did the PM go too far in the House of Commons Wednesday when he (almost) raised the possibility that the Liberals' recent opposition to Canada's anti-terror laws was motivated by the self- interest of one of their own rising-star MPs? Probably. Yet, the Liberals also responded too unanimously...
  • David Suzuki vs. Michael Crichton (finally! Global warming charlatan gets msm whacked!)

    02/21/2007 7:12:25 AM PST · by GMMAC · 213 replies · 5,725+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Wednesday, February 21, 2007 | Barbara Kay
    David Suzuki vs. Michael Crichton Barbara Kay, National Post Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 Last Thursday, environmentalist guru David Suzuki stormed out of a Toronto AM640 radio interview with host John Oakley because Oakley dared to suggest that global warming might not be the "totally settled issue" Suzuki insisted it was. Oakley only reported a fact: Many accredited scientists -- some full professors from top universities, including Nobel prize winners and a former president of the National Academy of Sciences -- would argue that "global warning is at best unproven and at worst pure fantasy," according to novelist and...
  • Tories surge on Harper's leadership (poll: Canada's Conservatives building momentum)

    02/20/2007 12:51:54 PM PST · by GMMAC · 12 replies · 619+ views
    Toronto Globe & Mail ^ | Tuesday, February 20, 2007 | Brian Laghi
    Tories surge on Harper's leadership Conservatives building momentum for spring election, poll finds BRIAN LAGHI: OTTAWA BUREAU CHIEF Toronto Globe and Mail Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Canadians in overwhelming numbers say Stephen Harper is the most decisive federal leader with the clearest vision of where he wants to lead the country, according to a poll that suggests the Conservatives may now have the winning conditions needed for a spring election. The new survey also finds that voters have failed to warm up to recently elected Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion, and that his party has lost its postconvention bounce to...
  • An artificial (judicial-appointment) scandal (Canada: can't spell 'Liberal' without L-I-A-R)

    02/19/2007 12:04:59 PM PST · by GMMAC · 7 replies · 410+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Monday, February 19, 2007 | Lorne Gunter
    An artificial scandal Lorne Gunter, National Post Published: Monday, February 19, 2007 Before we go any further, let's get straight just exactly what the Harper government has and has not done on the judicial-appointment front. It has not appointed a whole raft of new judges with close ties to the Conservative party -- although you would be forgiven for inferring that from the over-the-top coverage of the controversy, and from the Liberal motion in the House of Commons this week claiming the Conservatives are "failing to act in accordance with the democratic and open values ... by imposing a...
  • "Le Petit Green Machine" Stumbling Into An Election (Canada's Liberals)

    02/18/2007 6:36:36 PM PST · by GMMAC · 9 replies · 418+ views
    National Newswatch ^ | Sunday, 18 February 2007 | Charles Adler
    "Le Petit Green Machine" Stumbling Into An Election National Newswatch Sunday, 18 February 2007 Charles Adler Stephane Dion is making it impossible for Stephen Harper to keep the Tory guns holstered. The politics of the man who I think of as "Le Petit Green Machine" is baffling all the pros. Push the rewind button. It was only two weeks ago that Dion's Liberal Natural Resources critic, Mark Holland waved a red flag at Alberta's resource sector and the provincial government, all in the name of the sacred cause de jour, climate change. Holland indicated that if the Energy industry...
  • The Kyoto horror show (Canada: Liberal's 2 point plan: kill jobs, wreck economy)

    02/18/2007 12:25:33 PM PST · by GMMAC · 14 replies · 776+ views
    Toronto Sun - Canada ^ | Sunday, February 18, 2007 | Lorrie Goldstein
    The Kyoto horror show While the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters take a pass, Canada gets clobbered By LORRIE GOLDSTEIN Toronto Sun Sunday, February 18, 2007 Here's my list of the "top 10" problems with the Kyoto accord on global warming. Feel free to add your own. 1) The United States, the world's biggest man-made greenhouse gas emitter -- 20.6% of all global emissions as of 2000 -- refuses to participate, arguing it would irreparably damage its economy and makes no demands on the developing world. 2) China, the world's second-biggest emitter (14.8%), is exempt from reducing greenhouse gases...
  • Liberals' push to make Tories toe the Kyoto line will backfire on them (Canada)

    02/18/2007 11:16:52 AM PST · by GMMAC · 5 replies · 389+ views
    Edmonton Journal - Canada ^ | Sunday, February 18, 2007 | Lorne Gunter
    Dion paints himself into green corner Liberals' push to make Tories toe the Kyoto line will backfire on them Lorne Gunter, The Edmonton Journal Published: Sunday, February 18, 2007 As that great philosopher Kermit the Frog often said, "It's not easy being green." Liberal Leader Stephane Dion found that out this week. When he was first in his new job -- say, oh, a month ago -- he was treated to favourable headlines such as "Dion paints Tories into green corner," "Voters embrace Liberal stand on Kyoto," and "Environment could be key to next election." So Dion promptly went...
  • Is Iggy behind goofy Liberal strategy? (Canada: the left's 'Wiley Coyote' approach)

    02/18/2007 10:48:17 AM PST · by GMMAC · 2 replies · 299+ views
    Toronto Sun - Canada ^ | Sunday, February 18, 2007 | Angelo Persichilli
    Is Iggy behind goofy Liberal strategy? By ANGELO PERSICHILLI Toronto Sun Sunday, February 18, 2007 "Cui prodest?" (Who gains?) was the question the ancient Latins were asking themselves when trying to figure out the explanation of certain actions. I asked myself that question last Wednesday during the vote on the Liberal motion asking the government to implement the requirements of the Kyoto Protocol. The obvious answer is "the environment," meaning all of us, as long as it is possible to implement Kyoto within the required time frame. At this point the debate becomes foggy and, at the same time,...
  • Deadline on Kyoto not doable (crappy LFP headline - great 'Liberal hypocrisy' article!)

    02/17/2007 3:07:03 PM PST · by GMMAC · 11 replies · 401+ views
    London Free Press - Canada ^ | Saturday, February 17, 2007 | Rory Leishman
    Deadline on Kyoto not doable By RORY LEISHMAN London Free Press Saturday, February 17, 2007 In forcing a bill through Parliament that gives the Harper government 60 days to come up with a detailed plan for fulfilling Canada's commitments under the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, the three opposition parties are simply playing Canadians for fools. The leaders of these parties know full well that no government -- not even one led by them -- could possibly meet this absurd deadline. Under terms of the Kyoto Protocol, Canada is supposed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to six per...
  • Parliament pokes itself in the eye (Canada's anti-WOT left - same as America's)

    02/16/2007 7:10:44 AM PST · by GMMAC · 8 replies · 275+ views
    Ottawa Citizen - Canada ^ | Friday, February 16, 2007 | Wesley Wark
    Parliament pokes itself in the eye Senseless politicking is about to deprive Canada of two potentially very valuable weapons Wesley Wark, Ottawa Citizen Published: Friday, February 16, 2007 OTTAWA - Parliament is in a quandary. It is about to poke itself in the eye with an ill-considered abandonment of some provisions of the 2001 Anti-Terrorism Act. The original act contained two elements that caused anxiety about their impact on civil liberties and judicial norms, then as now. They were clauses regarding preventive detention and investigative hearings. Both sounded Orwellian. In reality they were emergency provisions designed for rare cases...
  • Liberals are so predictable

    02/15/2007 8:28:47 AM PST · by GMMAC · 13 replies · 1,021+ views
    Toronto Sun - Canada ^ | Thursday, February 15, 2007 | Lorrie Goldstein
    Liberals are so predictable By LORRIE GOLDSTEIN Toronto Sun Thursday, February 15, 2007 More than a decade ago, a brilliant American conservative thinker predicted exactly how the Liberal Party of Canada would handle the issue of global warming and the Kyoto accord. Thomas Sowell in his book The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy, was not addressing those topics specifically, but rather explaining how liberal elites -- especially politicians -- push issues onto the front burner of public discourse and keep them there, essentially through intellectual fraud. Here is the process Sowell describes by...
  • Election more likely as Harper's poll numbers jump (Canada's Conservative PM)

    02/13/2007 8:36:52 PM PST · by GMMAC · 11 replies · 553+ views
    Toronto Sun - Canada ^ | Tuesday, February, 13, 2007 | Lorrie Goldstein
    Election more likely as Harper's poll numbers jump Lorrie Goldstein Toronto Sun Tuesday, February, 13, 2007 Federal election speculation will be fuelled again by a new poll out yesterday showing more Canadians believe Prime Minister Stephen Harper is Canada's best leader. The poll by SES Research shows voters have much more confidence in Harper today compared to last Jan. 23, when the Conservatives won a minority government. Pollster Nik Nanos, who has predicted the last two federal election results with uncanny accuracy, said Harper has "significantly" improved his leadership image with the public, scoring higher on "trust" by 14...
  • Kyoto too fleeting an issue with voters (Canada: enviro based election? Bring it on!)

    02/13/2007 7:55:15 AM PST · by GMMAC · 7 replies · 373+ views
    Edmonton Journal - Canada ^ | Sunday, February 11, 2007 | Lorne Gunter
    Kyoto too fleeting an issue with voters Liberals worried Canadians will see Dion as a one-trick pony Lorne Gunter, Edmonton Journal Published: Sunday, February 11, 2007 There are rumblings out of the Liberal caucus in Ottawa that the party's new leader, Stephane Dion, is a one-trick pony. In a story in her paper's Saturday edition, the Toronto Star's Ottawa bureau chief, Susan Delacourt said several Liberals are worried that voters see their party as one-dimensional. One veteran Liberal strategist, from whom I had not heard since we worked together on Parliament Hill two decades ago, called me earlier this...
  • Lost in translation (Canuck msm: top Lib's so-so English excuses gaffe after gaffe)

    02/03/2007 8:18:20 PM PST · by GMMAC · 10 replies · 625+ views
    Toronto Sun - Canada ^ | Saturday, February 3, 2007 | MICHAEL COREN
    Lost in translation By MICHAEL COREN Toronto Sun Saturday, February 3, 2007 There is an elephant sitting in the corner of the room and the political elites are pretending it isn't there. Or to put it more directly, the Tory attack ads on Stephane Dion are missing the point. The most obvious problem about the leader of the Liberal party is that his English is appalling and he is often entirely unintelligible. There. That which we are not supposed to mention. It's okay to lambaste English-Canadian politicians for their lack of French, even if they represent completely English-speaking ridings,...
  • Blogger says Khan will defect tomorrow (Canada: Muslim MP abandoning Liberals for Conservatives)

    01/04/2007 8:57:57 PM PST · by GMMAC · 59 replies · 1,969+ views
    THE MISSISSAUGA NEWS ^ | Thursday, January 4, 2007 | Owen Jarus
    Blogger says Khan will defect tomorrow Owen Jarus THE MISSISSAUGA NEWS Thursday, January 4, 2007 Stephen Taylor, a conservative blogger with roots in the Conservative party, is reporting that Mississauga-Streetsville MP Wajid Khan will defect to the Conservative party, tomorrow afternoon. Taylor said in his blog that, "Khan is expected to make a formal announcement tomorrow and will likely describe that he is switching parties because of the 'values' that the Prime Minister represents." Taylor is one of the most popular conservative bloggers in the country and ran for the Conservative Party nomination in Kingston in 2004. He got...
  • Spring election on the way (Canada's Conservatives' hoped for majority may hang on timing)

    12/06/2006 7:33:47 AM PST · by GMMAC · 10 replies · 411+ views
    Toronto Sun - Canada ^ | Tuesday, December 5, 2006 | Greg Weston
    Spring election on the way Stephane Dion’s victory sets up Stephen Harper’s government for quick collapse By GREG WESTON Toronto Sun Tuesday, December 5, 2006 OTTAWA — Unless public opinion suddenly goes south for Stephen Harper and his Conservative government, Canadians may well be donning their favourite earmuffs as protection against both the weather and a winter election campaign. Even before Stephane Dion was chosen leader of the federal Liberals this past weekend, Harper’s government was widely expected to engineer its own defeat in the Commons and send the country to the polls likely sometime after blizzard season. The...
  • Question of loyalty (Canada's new Liberal leader: French citizen ?!?!)

    12/04/2006 11:10:09 AM PST · by GMMAC · 12 replies · 587+ views
    Calgary Sun - Canada ^ | Monday, December 4, 2006 | Ezra Levant
    Question of loyalty New Liberal leader Dion deserves citizenship scrutiny Calgary Sun Monday, December 4, 2006 By EZRA LEVANT Stephane Dion is the new leader of the Liberal Party. And he is a citizen of France. Imagine the shrieks from the media if the Conservatives were to elect a leader who is a dual citizen of the U.S. He would be called a U.S. poodle at best or a spy at worst. Every time he opined on a subject, it would be scrutinized through the lens of Canada-U.S. relations. Everything from military spending to foreign treaties like Kyoto would...