I don't understand the rationale for asking Bob Rae to determine whether a public inquiry should be called. Does anyone?
Archive for April, 2005
By spreading fear in Quebec about the Conservatives, the Prime Minister is hoping to rally disgruntled federalists behind his party.
He is taking the immense risk of taking Canada down with him instead.
I predict a Liberal minority government, if an election is held within three months. Not just based on recent polls, but my own uncanny ability to predict the results of politics (I'm not sure that I've been correct before, so be warned).
Update: The Canadian Election Prediction Project is cool. Check it out.
University of Waterloo alumnus George Elliott Clarke wins Trudeau Fellowship ($150,000 over five years)! Awesome.
This rumour that Foreign Minister Peter Pettigrew will quit federal politics (CBC) in order to lead the Organization of American States (Le Devoir) is very interesting. Just after the International Policy Statement, while the federal Libs are under siege, the Foreign Minister decides to jump ship. Wow.
Update at 2:26 on 27 April: Or not.
It's really very interesting to see how attitudes in a sport slowly change. The Royal & Ancient Golf Club has decided that women can play in the British Open. How long until the ultra-conservatives at Augusta National Golf Club make a similar decision? I say by 2035.
Canadians who listen to digital music and care about law should read Michael Geist.
In search of a new deep pocket, SOCAN has reformulated Tariff 22 by targeting websites that communicate music to the public. The largest tariff - an astonishing 25 percent of gross revenue - is reserved for sites or services that permit users to select, listen to, or reproduce music for later listening (ie. music download services). By comparison, the top SOCAN tariff for commercial radio stations in Canada is currently 3.2 percent of gross revenue.
Check out this satire of Paul Martin's second Mad As Hell Tour.
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