Tag Archive 'Federal Election'

Appeared in the North Shore News – October 9, 2015 The Conservatives will win the election. Could get a majority. They’ll win on the economy (the Globe and Mail recently ran a glowing double-page spread, declaring “the West Coast is on a roll” while “much of Canada’s economy sputters”). They’ll win big on the terrorism […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – March 13, 2015 The transportation referendum — hold on, we interrupt this rant for a breaking rant from our opinion room: Stephen Harper will win this year’s federal election. We now return you to regular ranting . . . You read it here first. The Conservatives have taken […]

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This was written 11 days before the election – before the dramatic surge of Jack Layton and the New Democrats that nobody, including the writer, naturally to his possible embarrassment, foresaw. Whether that surge will prove water on the desert’s dusty face, or a historical revolt by voters deeply disenchanted with the two parties that […]

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Appeared in North Shore News – April 1, 2011 It’s a stock pose of the opinion-mongering trade to affect boredom in our elections — but already this one really, really bores me in my private places. The programmed candidates will say little or nothing about the vital issues on this citizen’s list: Food. Radiation. Immigration. […]

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