All The Blog Posts

Tim Knight

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CBC Cuts Produce -- Surprise! -- Good Programming

Tim Knight | Posted June 9, 2012

It couldn't have come at a better time. Right after the brutal $115-million budget cut -- while its enemies bash it for opacity and profligacy and its friends laud it as sacred Canadiana -- the network has a triumphant evening.
Peter Worthington

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So What if Romney Drives Two Cadillacs?

Peter Worthington | Posted June 9, 2012

This stuff that Mitt Romney doesn't "relate" to ordinary people is a smokescreen. What presidential candidate is mindful of ordinary folk? They're all millionaires. Romney's appealing virtue is that he's not a Washington insider -- not part of the Beltway cabal who exist on taxpayers' money.
Rachel Décoste

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Kenney's Wal-Martization of Immigration

Rachel Décoste | Posted June 9, 2012

With an announcement last week, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney will allow the tentacles of corporate greed to dictate immigration to Canada. It doesn't take much imagination to guess what kind of worker big businesses would prefer prey upon. A multinational corporation would probably rather tap a foreigner who is willing to work for lower wages than their Canadian counterparts, accept abuses of the Canadian Labour Code and remain silent in the face of improprieties in exchange for permanent residence and happy shareholders.
Elizabeth May

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F-35s: It's Not that They are Expensive. It's that They are Useless.

Elizabeth May | Posted June 9, 2012

The F-35s are single engine planes. Asked what will happen if the engine fails, Peter MacKay replied, "It won't." We need planes for search and rescue. The F-35 is not appropriate for search and rescue.