Monthly Archives: April 2012

Abortion debate opens, sky doesn’t fall

Despite Parliament debating whether to figure out when human life begins, the sky failed to rain down on Canadians’ heads in savage blue chunks. Who saw that coming?

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Swimming in red ink

Newfoundland and Labrador’s latest budget makes it official. Only Saskatchewan is not dripping red ink. Every other province — and the feds — are bathing or at least washing their feet in the stuff. And yes, you should be worried.

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Alberta voters change suits, but not politics

On Monday, Albertans will go to the polls to change political dynasties. But it won’t matter much because in Alberta voters don’t leave parties. Instead, parties leave voters. Albertans know what they want, stick to it, and only change parties in order not to change policies.

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We want taxes? It’s all in the wording

According to the fledgling Broadbent Institute, Canadians are so worried about inequality they want to pay higher taxes. Good luck campaigning on that. Still, I think these Institute guys are on to something.

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F-35 will quickly be outdated

There’s something I’m not buying about the F-35 “stealth” joint-strike fighter. Besides the government’s dishonest bloviating and the opposition’s peacenik whimpering, I mean. I just can’t understand a plane meant to dominate aerial combat for five decades in a world of blinding technological change.

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