Monthly Archives: January 2007

In this trial, the devil truly is in the details

More than 300 journalists are accredited for the trial of Robert Pickton, accused of murdering many prostitutes. The saturation coverage borders on atrocious pornography.
What are we going to find out from it? We are going to find out — or … Continue reading

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Getting a control on spending

When I watch governments spend money, I frequently make the sort of naive observation that suggests I just fell off a turnip truck. Such as: To avoid a tax increase, Ottawa council has to stop big programs from getting way … Continue reading

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The Lemming Diary

Tuesday, Nov. 28
As the Western Standard’s eyes at the Liberal convention, I actually visit candidates’ websites. Gerard Kennedy stands for “Real. Liberal. Change.” I stand for “Real. Complete. Sentences.” I feel Left. Out. Rae’s site says, “Call me … Continue reading

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When MPs cross the floor, it’s democracy in action

MP Wajid Khan may not have been wise to switch from the Liberals to the Tories. But he was perfectly within his rights to do it.
Parliament in Canada is not a subordinate appendage of political parties. It is the locus … Continue reading

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Court has created the mother of all parent traps

You thought I was kidding. On Sept. 6, 2003, when this newspaper endorsed homosexual marriage, I wrote a column ending “Beware: Those who call for nonsense will find that it comes.” And now a court says a child can have … Continue reading

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