Archive for April, 2012

Fear and smear wins

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

All indications are that the PCs have won a majority government. Blue Tories across the province and across the country will be feeling the pain.  Pollsters may want to take down their shingles for a while until the dust settles. First popular vote numbers show the government at 44%, Wildrose at 34%. It appears the [...]

How hard is it?

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

(Alberta’s PCs) “look to extend their 41 years in power by overcoming a challenge from the hard-right Wildrose Alliance (sic).” – Wire story from Reuters, April 2012. How hard is it? For fans of Monty Python, the only answer to that query is “that’s a rather personal question sir”. It seems however that the “h”-word [...]

CBC “Post”-script

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

There are so many layers to the CBC debate that¬† I can’t resist adding some (more)comment. I feel a little bad singling out Jonathan Kay for criticism – because I agree with many of his views – but the CBC is such a hot button for many taxpayers that it simply screamed out for rebuttal. [...]

Post defends CBC?

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Maybe it was just an over-indulgence of lamb chops at Easter, but I could have sworn that the National Post featured one or two opinion pieces last week defending the CBC. The impetus was a story that, due to the cuts to the broadcaster’s budget, CBC Radio One might have to run ads. Shocking. Jonathan [...]