Dead Grits – Part Four

In my ongoing series about the decline of the Liberal Party in Saskatchewan, I will be looking at the performance of the federal Liberal party in Saskatchewan during the 2011 federal election. See my previous posts on this topics: Part One, Part Two, Part Three. Basically, I’m interested in the province-wide aggregate Liberal results, as […]

The Glories of War

Remembrance Day: the time of year when we argue about honouring the service of our nation’s soldiers. I’ve written about this before. I figure I’ll write about it every year until I’m gone. In any case – although I tried mightily hard to avoid doing so – here’s this year’s two cents. It isn’t really […]

Dead Grits – Part Three

I’ve said a bit about the future of the Liberal Party in Saskatchewan at the provincial level in Part One, and the federal level in Part Two. This post examines the fallout from the recent by-election in Saskatoon Northwest. This was the second contest (out of four by-elections) the provincial Liberals have entered since the […]

Bill C-440 Defeated

UPDATED: The recorded votes are now available. Looks like Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff was one of those Liberals who had something better to do when Kennedy’s bill came to a vote. I find this significant because Harper remained for the vote. — Late this afternoon: news that the Bill C-440 was defeated. The bill was […]

Gerard Kennedy’s “Criminals”

I’m unconvinced that Citizenship and Immigration Canada is up to anything devious with the announced of new centralization of military deserter cases, as described in the Globe and Mail yesterday. Nevertheless, I think that MP Gerard Kennedy’s response to the changes gets to the heart of the matter. The G&M quotes Mr. Kennedy as saying […]