This turned out as well

…as could be expected, all things considered. OK, sure, it destroys the Green’s PR image, and tarnishes the Liberal’s one-truly-national-party reputation, but there you go: Grits and Greens make a deal Liberals won’t run candidate against Elizabeth May; she reciprocates for Dion, touts him as best PM Apr 12, 2007 06:00 PM Canadian Press OTTAWAcontinue reading

So let’s recap…

British sailors and marines are taken captive by Iranians while busy patrolling and gathering intelligence… on the Iranians. Iran uses captives as propaganda tools and releases the gift-laden, professionally styled troops as an “Easter present for the British people”. Having failed utterly to look strong during the crisis, Britain’s Ministry of Defense decides to trycontinue reading

After hours

All right, this may not be *that* significant, and yet, is just interesting enough to advance a major story. What better reason to issue the release at 5:09 pm the day before a statutory holiday? OLG TORONTO, April 5 /CNW/ – The Chair of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), Michael Gough, today announcedcontinue reading

But what colour were the neckties?

Diplomacy prevails, Ahmadinejad shares his famous sense of humour once again, etc. But the BBC doesn’t waste much time getting to the most important aspect of the release: The Britons were wearing suits, rather than the military uniform and tracksuits they wore in previous pictures. The one female crew member, Faye Turney, wore a bluecontinue reading

No better time to fly

Air Canada had good news to share and couldn’t think of a better time to share it than 1:40 pm on a Sunday afternoon: Air Canada launches non-stop seasonal service between St. John’s, NL and London, U. K., with daily flights during summer peak travel MONTREAL, April 1 /CNW Telbec/ – The departure today ofcontinue reading

So you don’t have to

Reviewed in this inaugural segment of I read political bumpf so you don’t have to: 1. Strange Dianetics-like two-page brochure called Get to know Stephane Dion. Dion appears backlit, and immediately below him, Hubbard-like, is an inspiring quotation. (It’s something about Canada and human achievement — I’ll leave the rest up to your imagination.) Thecontinue reading


This is a big black eye for the CRA, even if it ends up being only short-lived, given the space given to promoting of online filing in all the materials they distribute, and the exquisite, post-RRSP-deadline timing: Online tax services suspended by CRA OTTAWA, March 6 /CNW Telbec/ – Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agencycontinue reading