Editorial for Saturday, April 4, 2015: Message to Young People: Don’t Get Mad, Get Voting

A study by Samara, an organization trying to increase civic engagement, shows that politics is so repellent that young people are disengaging from democracy—they won’t vote now and they possibly never will. The study says young potential voters believe politicians … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Saturday, October 26, 2013–Clearly Obfuscating, Harper Fixes the Facts to Hide His Crimes Against Canadians

When it comes to his Senate mess, Stephen Harper is consistently being “clear”, but he’s clearly not being consistent, as this piece by Global News shows. (http://globalnews.ca/news/926250/harper-on-harper-the-prime-ministers-evolving-language-on-the-wright-duffy-affair/) Considering the damage being done to the country by the Harper Conservatives as … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Thursday, May 23, 2013–Harper Conservatives and the Baby Harper Conservatives, the WRP: $90,000 and Blame–Their Go-To Solution

The Wild Rose Party in Alberta just got fined $90,000 for annoying people. It’s ok–they can afford it, given how far up the backside of business they are. Really, they got fined for breaking the CRTC regulations that govern robocalls, … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Tuesday, May 14, 2013–BC Election Proves Attack Ads Work

Attack ads work. The Harper Conservatives know it. That’s how they won. And they loaned their expertise to Christy Clark for today’s BC Election. Stockwell Day–once a nasty Alberta Conservative, now re-purposed as a BC “Liberal” strategist–is experienced at attacking. … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Tuesday, April 16, 2013–Some Issues for the Future

Proportional representation is an interesting idea that would surely make things a little more fair than they are now. At the very least, it’s time to talk about electoral reform–something the Harper Conservatives claimed was their top priority when the … Continue reading