Entries by Keith Beardsley from 06/2011

Think Before Speaking

| Posted 06.02.2011 | Canada

Gone are the days when Jack Layton could rush up to anyone with a microphone and shoot from the lip. Now that he's the Opposition leader, every word will be evaluated for its impact on the whole country.

Jack Layton, Conservatives and the Budget: Same Script, Different Month

| Posted 06.08.2011 | Canada

The "summer of discontent" hasn't started yet, and yet the Opposition continues their pre-election day complaints that the Conservatives didn't announce how they were going to save $4 billion in operating costs. A hot summer will probably get much hotter and make for an interesting fall session when the House returns.

Conservative Convention 2011: The Game is Afoot

| Posted 06.10.2011 | Canada

Should a leader be elected based on equality of all ridings regardless of size? Should it be one person, one vote? More importantly, with a majority government for the next four years, why do some Conservatives want to risk party unity now with a divisive battle over leadership rules?

Empowering Aboriginal Peoples Through Education

| Posted 06.15.2011 | Canada

Empowering the present generation of aboriginal youth with a desire to learn and a desire to grow requires both the government and First Nations to accept responsibility for the initiative's success or failure.

Canada Post Lockout: Why the Need for Intervention?

| Posted 06.25.2011 | Canada

On the one hand the government keeps telling us that we have the strongest economy of western nations, now they are telling us one full postal shutdown lasting just 11 days will have dire consequences for the nation. How many other strikes will they intervene in now? Should the government be looking at privatizing Canada Post as has been done in Germany?

NDP Filibuster: The Wrong Political Discipline

| Posted 06.28.2011 | Canada

Why the NDP would pick this hill to die on is anyone's guess. Their filibuster cost the union's membership addition pay while at the same time angering the voters that just recently sent them to Ottawa.