Eidtorial for Saturday, May 3, 2014–End of an Obstacle

Last week, the Harper Conservatives upgraded the North Pacific humpback whale status from “threatened” to “species of concern”. This seemed like something that made sense, was good for business and didn’t sacrifice the well-being of Canadian citizens and their environment … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Monday, December 9, 2013–The Railroad Business Could Be Giving Us ‘The Business’

Sounds like the railways are up to their necks in bad behaviour. From 2001 to 2006, CN failed to report more than 1800 derailments and incidents to the Transport Safety Board. Some of the accidents were on main lines, too. … Continue reading

Daily Sniff for Monday, October 7, 2013–Harper Government Caught Again

The Harper Conservatives have been caught spying on Brazil. Looks like Stephen Harper gave Canada’s reputation another black eye–seemingly his only strength, since he can’t handle the economy, he can’t seem to be a credible voice in international affairs and … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, September 7, 2013– The Economy Needs a Boost, So the US Needs a War

The Yankees want to attack Syria because, they claim, Assad is using nerve gas on his own citizens. Not that hard to believe given that Mr. Assad is a bad man, and has been a bad man for a very … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Monday, April 8, 2013: Death of Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher had many firsts, including being the first female leader of the British Tories and being the first female–and longest serving–prime minister of Great Britain. But she was like most Conservatives who over-react to all they dislike about social … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Tuesday, April 2, 2013: The Pipelines Stink So Build a Refinery in Alberta!!!

TransCanada Pipelines and Enbridge are both getting all wiggly about the idea to retool existing pipelines (originally built to carry natural gas, for example) to carry diluted bitumen from the tar sands. They think it would be a great idea, … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for March 11, 2013

Bill C-56–apparently a bill concerning counterfeiting–is actually about the Harper Conservatives once again knuckling under to demands from the United States. In an effort to sneak in compliance with the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)–which was rejected by nearly every country … Continue reading