Entries by J.J. McCullough from 03/2012

The Media's Pre-Programmed Response to Robocalls

| Posted 03.02.2012 | Canada

We don't know much about the scandal right now, which means it's an incredibly exciting time for the nation's political commentators, who will never again enjoy such a vacuum of ambiguity just begging to be filled with their wildest partisan fantasies.

A Whiny Strike Won't Solve Post-Secondary Woes

| Posted 03.09.2012 | Canada Politics

Earlier this week, over 1,000 students at Concordia University (population 30,000) took it upon themselves to declare a student strike. This is one more manifestation of a French-Canadian culture plagued by a grotesque sense of entitlement -- demanding their already rock-bottom tuition rates be lowered to zero -- that is economically illiterate to the point of self-parody.

Why Canadian Conservatives Could use a Sarah Palin

| Posted 03.16.2012 | Canada

The Manning Networking Conference, a meeting of conservative minds that is Canada's answer to CPAC wrapped up this week, exposed how comparatively weak the organized right remains above the 49th parallel.

If Mulcair Loses, Blame his Beard

| Posted 03.23.2012 | Canada Politics

2012-03-23-NDPREAL2.jpgShould Thomas Mulcair lose the big race on Saturday, Monday's editorial pages will doubtlessly be filled with all manner of convoluted post-mortems as the punditocracy struggles to find the reason their golden boy's party turned against him.

Ontario's 2012 Budget: "Meh."

| Posted 03.29.2012 | Canada Politics

Expectations were thus fairly high this week that Premier Dalton McGuinty and his loveable understudy, Finance Minister Dwight Duncan, would finally show some signs of appreciating the sheer magnitude of the fiscal

Budget Only Confirms Harper's Dullness

| Posted 03.30.2012 | Canada Politics

The 2012 federal budget was the last silky adornment to be peeled off in Stephen Harper's long dance of seven veils with Canadian Conservatives. Turns out there's not much underneath.