Monthly Archives: September 2007

Fishing for an excuse

Today’s column was going to lampoon the presumptuous incompetence of governments simultaneously micromanaging our affairs and bungling their own. But while diligently procrastinating, I discovered in the pages of a rival newspaper the hot new trend of online alibi … Continue reading

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In architecture, medieval is better than modern

How many events have I endured at the Ottawa Congress Centre? They blur together for various reasons including that it’s a hideous venue. But if you tear it down, please don’t replace it with something worse.
Like the proposed replacement shown … Continue reading

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Our parliamentarians dishonour themselves over veiled voting

It is not entirely clear whether you can vote with a paper bag over your head in Canada. But our MPs should consider it.
Unless you habitually go about with your eyes and ears covered, you’ll … Continue reading

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Before voting, as these questions

With an Ontario election campaign about to start, what I really want to ask the main party leaders is, “Would you please keep your wretched candidates from ringing my doorbell?” Like Ebenezer Scrooge, I do not conduct my affairs in … Continue reading

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