Monthly Archives: April 2011

French language Canadian federal election debate a close contest(first draft see the next post)

The French language debate was a very interesting debate in some ways superior to the English language debate because the issue of national unity was discussed in very revealing ways and the issues of unemployment, poverty and social policy got … Continue reading

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New Ekos Ipolitics poll suggests Canadian electoral race may be narrowing

A much closer horse race appears to be developing if the results of a new Ekos Ipolitics poll are accurate. The poll completed just prior to the English language debate shows that the Conservatives have dropped down to 33.8 %, … Continue reading

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Canadian election television debate Harper under attack stonewalls

Stephen Harper faced a barrage of accusations and criticism about his performance as Prime Minister last night but he stayed largely unflappable in the face of the severe criticism sent his way by Michael Ignatieff, Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe. … Continue reading

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Auditor General’s report becomes hot potato in Canadian election.

The long awaited report of the Auditor General on the Canadian government’s spending on the G8 summit has become a potential very damaging problem for the Harper government. A leaked copy of an early draft of the final report yet … Continue reading

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Policies galore Canadian election developments Tory lead stable no majority in sight

The latest election polls in Canada show the governing Conservatives in the lead at about 41 % but not yet in majority territory with several blemishes breaking out over bad judgment in the appointment of senior advisors. The Liberals fortunes … Continue reading

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Chicago an American metropolis

I just got back from a fascinating energizing trip to America’s third largest metropolis, the city of Chicago. A city of fabulous architecture, extraordinary energy, friendly intelligent and largely progressive people, intriguing politics and a centre of dynamic culture, music … Continue reading

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