Death of Ralph Klein

Ralph Klein, once premier of the province of Alberta, died today. He was only seventy years old. For his family who have lost a husband, a father, a grandfather, and uncle, it’s a sad loss and they deserve comfort. But, … Continue reading

Editorial: Are We Having Fun, Yet?

Stephen Harper choked a backbench revolt to death this week. Predictably, the fact that it was in its first trimester didn’t make the revolting any happier. Mr. Harper’s boys want to talk abortion—this time, it’s Langley MP Mark Warawa, but … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Tuesday, March 26, 2013–It’s Not News, but The Fraser Institute Doesn’t Like Poor People. At All.

There’s no way to paint the Fraser Institute as anything other than a partisan lobby group trying to pass as a “think-tank”. Trouble is, most of their reports are so blatantly one-sided that there is no “thinking” involved. They have … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Monday, March 25, 2013–Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Promotes the Ideal

Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford, once again displayed his “everyman” attitude which, apparently, means you don’t need to know anything about a subject in order to speak about it combatively, loudly, and erroneously. When a local phone-in show was dealing with … Continue reading

The War and the The War on Opinion

Ten years after the US invasion of Iraq. Ten years of the “fer us or agin us” rhetoric of the chicken hawks. Ten years of building up to the nastiness of the Tea Party, the Harper Conservatives and the wholesale … Continue reading

The Budget Sniff–It Stinks

Reuters Canada says that the Harper Conservatives are promising a balanced budget without a “slash and burn” budget. THIS budget doesn’t appear to slash and burn–they devastated Canada’s public sector and Canada’s vibrant research initiative last time. This time, they’re … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Mar. 20, 2013–ELA in Canada Deleted

The Harper government disdains any kind of research that might prove to be contradictory of their faith in resource extraction, so the Environmental Lakes Area has to die. Although Harper henchmen claim that they’re waiting to find a buyer, they’re … Continue reading