Entries by John Laforet from 12/2011

Can Flaherty Save Healthcare?

| Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Politics

The father of medicare, Tommy Douglas, never mortgaged a generation's future to pay for the services of the day. Jim Flaherty's plan for sustainable health care funding based on the government's revenue places him in closer company with Tommy Douglas than those who are opposing the shift.

Liberals' Message to Bloggers: Get Lost

| Posted 12.22.2011 | Canada Politics

The Liberal Party is choosing to financially disadvantage the little guy in favour of big corporations that own media outlets by charging them to attend the Liberal convention in 2012. The decision demonstrates a lack of recognition of the impact bloggers have on social media and by extension, public opinion.

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? The Historic Federal Election

| Posted 12.26.2011 | Canada

For the first time since Confederation, the once mighty Liberal Party of Canada was neither the government or official opposition. Layton became the first New Democrat to be sworn in as Her Majesty's Official Leader of the Opposition, another historic moment brought to us by May 2nd's election.