Monthly Archives: May 2007

Crumbling committees, crumbling Constitution

Parliamentary committees might seem the ideal place to die of boredom. Actually they’re not that interesting … unless pathology fascinates you. The high point of my recent two-week period watching them was Tory MP Mike Lake telling colleagues trying to … Continue reading

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Life is so odd that satirists can only applaud

Man, I never know what’s going on. Bottled water went from status symbol to environmental faux pas and the smart set started sipping from trees while I was seeking a rhyme for “macchiato” because impersonal corporate giant Starbucks is now … Continue reading

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Suicide terrorism isn’t ‘progressive’ politics

Thanks to reporter Don Butler in this week’s Citizen, we know that some 20 Canadian “peace” activists just finished hanging out in Cairo with Islamist terrorists. It’s both alarming and depressingly familiar. The question is, will people on … Continue reading

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I have no recollection

Q: You are John Robson?
A: I might be.
Q: You are a professional journalist?
A: If it says so on my tax return.
Q: You have read stories about the Conrad Black trial?
A: Arguably.
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