By Frank Moher The CBC cut some more jobs last month. Where’s the news in that, you say? It was just 140 jobs, you say? Just a droplet in the bloodletting of 1500 jobs projected to be lost by 2020? Well sure, but besides the fact that another swack of people are out of work, […]
The Video: The Conservatives’ fave digital agency
From Is this the Conservatives’ new youth strategy? “Go Newclear‘s principals include Brendan Jones, who according to their website was ‘the creative force behind the television and digital campaigns during the 2006, 2008, and 2011 elections,’ and Hamish Marshall, who was the ‘Manager of Strategic Planning in the Office of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, where […]
Is this the Conservatives’ new youth strategy? Part 2
Continued from Part 1: By Dave Hall First published on the Port Moody-Coquitlam Election 2015 blog The apparent promotion of these young candidates by party brass and sitting MPs (as noted previously), in addition to the involvement of a well-connected digital agency with clear and deep Conservative party ties, raises a number of questions. Were […]
Is this the Conservatives’ new youth strategy?
By Dave Hall First published on the Port Moody-Coquitlam Election 2015 blog In researching Tim Laidler, the young Conservative candidate in my home riding of Port Moody-Coquitlam, I started to notice a remarkable number of repeated patterns and parallels between his social media feed and those of many other young Conservative candidates across the country. […]
Will CBC finally lose its Don Cherry?
By Montreal Simon It’s not a good news hockey story. It’s a huge blow to the CBC: “For years, HNIC has been a cash cow that helped float many of CBC’s other news and original programming endeavours, with some estimating it was worth $200 million, and up to half of the TV network’s advertising revenue.” […]
Senate scandal: The bagman cometh
By Alison@Creekside Please welcome Senator Irving Gerstein, chief Con bagman and in-and-out election scheme perp, to Harper’s Parade of Perps with Perks for what the Mounties allege was his role in trying to kill off the Deloitte audit into the expenses of Mike Duffy. At a Con Party meet earlier this month, Gerstein announced to […]
The Mountie who may bring down Harper
By Montreal Simon I’ve always thought it ironic that a man called Greg Horton should be the one who might bring down Great Timmy Leader by exposing the corruption of his evil empire. But it wasn’t until today that I realized how much we owe that RCMP investigator. From the Ottawa Citizen: “Mountie investigating the […]
Senate scandal: If it’s a bribe, how come no charges?
So, the RCMP are calling the payment between Nigel Wright and Mike Duffy a “bribe” and “breach of trust.” No charges yet. How come there are no charges from the Crown prosecutor? The justice system shouldn’t wait until there is an angry protest 24/7 outside of the PMO before they enforce the law once they’ve […]
Senate scandal: Robo-Harper
By Montreal Simon It couldn’t have been a more pathetic sight. An angry Stephen Harper lashing out at everybody but himself. Looking absolutely desperate, and sounding like a robot. From cbc.ca: “Growing visibly more angry with every allegation coming from a senator that he appointed, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said during question period on Tuesday […]
Perps with Perks (“It’s getting crowded in here” edition)
By Alison@Creekside Welcome, Con chief counsel Arthur Hamilton, to Perps with Perks for your part in the Senate scandal — Wrighting a cheque to Mike Duffy’s lawyer — “CON FUNDS $13,560” — while Duffy was under investigation to pay off his legal bills and shut him up so as not to arouse the Wrath of […]