Clueless in Ottawa?
“I understand the dramatic cries of outrage that must be flung at the government in power – often backed by somewhat scrambled statistics. But is infrastructure stimulus money being distributed unfairly? NOT!” She says that having first-hand knowledge of political “spin” and the “slings and arrows of the press,” she is a non-partisan now who can set the record straight. Ms. Parrish says that Mississauga is receiving a huge amount of dollars from various stimulus programs and it was city staff, not federal and provincial politicians, who decided which projects to fund. So there! “The feds and the province decided how much we’d get. Council decided where it would be spent. And we are grateful for that autonomy,” she writes. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/ottawa-notebook/carolyn-parrish-lauds-stimulus/article1338103/
WORSE THAN DION?
"The Liberals, these days, just have no traction at all," said Darrell Bricker, CEO of polling firm Ipsos Reid, which provided its latest results exclusively to Canwest News Service and Global National.
Mr. Dion received 26.3% of the popular vote last fall as his party lost to Stephen Harper's Conservatives. The Liberals had not done that poorly at a general election since the country's very first general election in 1867.
The Ipsos Reid poll suggests that, last week, the Liberals would have done even worse, with just 25% of support among all Canadians. Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=2143639#ixzz0V3lSE2Ju