Thursday, June 10, 2010

Darwinism: Liberal Media, Liberal Party, Dinosaurs

Kory has been one of those (sadly, increasingly rare) Hill denizens who was always able to put aside partisanship and competing interests, and hang out on a patio talking politics over beer and chicken fingers with anyone possessing a similar sense of perspective and humour — whether a Liberal staffer or pixelstained liveblogger.- Kady OMalley July 29, 2009

Kory Teneycke has moved on to Quebecor after a short stint at the CBC as a guest panelist. A Fox News Canada?

The CRTC has confirmed reciept of an application by Quebecor. Quebecor that has some properties through Sun Media in Toronto. Details are not clear what is contained inside the application. The process could take months and a public consultation will follow before any decision. Fox News was launched to widespread derision in 1996, today it beats their competitors easily.
the Liberals’ problems are far worse than weak leadership and a divided left. Everywhere, liberal welfare states are retrenching. All are facing massive public-service layoffs, deep cuts to entitlements, shrunken budgets for health care and education, and inevitable tax hikes. They’re too broke for new social programs, or to throw money at climate change. As Britain’s David Cameron says, the drastic spending cuts to come “will change British life.”- Margaret Wente June 10, 2010
Leadership, balance sheet, moral compass, grassroots are required for a political party to be seen as credible.  June 10, 2010 Ekos Poll
  • Liberals are in fourth place, behind the Green Party in British Columbia.
  • Quebec is the only province that feels the country is going in the wrong direction.
  • Over 50% of Liberals feel Canada is moving in right direction
  • Only Quebec scores below 41% in Government of Canada moving in right direction
Elections Canada has spent over $ 120,000 to date fighting the return of $ 600k GST  overpayment by the Conservative Party because the elections watchdog argues, makes it clear that double dipping is not forbidden because it “contemplates and reconciles such multiple payments.” Changing the act is “something for Parliament to decide, not the (chief electoral officer) or the court.”- Bruce Cheadle June 9, 2010
The Liberal Party would be at on the hook for a large repayment. The Liberals were given sweetheart deals regarding their leadership loans.

The Liberals were recently forced to go to court to seek another extension on loans from 2006 as Elections Canada could NOT provided another extension. Justice Paul B. Kane of the Ontario Superior Court last week granted MPs Dion, Maurizio Bevilacqua, Hedy Fry, Joe Volpe, Martha Hall Findlay and Gerard Kennedy until the end of 2011 to pay off their debts.- Glen MacGregor, Feb 01, 2010

Some young Jedi masters are busy planning a palace coup to replace Michael Ignatieff and present Canadians with a new political party. They don't see the asteroid...

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