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Broadcast Consortium

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 - The broadcast consortium has made an undemocratic decision to exclude the Green Party of Canada from the debates.  While there is no way to begin to repair the damage to democracy, to full and fair...

Fantastic tour and can’t wait to get home!

Monday, 11 Apr 2011 - I left Sidney on Wednesday for the first leg of the national leader’s tour (you remember, the one we aren’t having because we are only running in one riding. Stage direction: read with voice dripping...

National Tour

Wednesday, 06 Apr 2011 - I write this from the third leg of our national tour.  I left Saanich Gulf Islands by BC Ferry for the mainland, connecting by bus to Vancouver Airport.  I am now on Air Canada.  No...

The debate debacle

Saturday, 02 Apr 2011 - It is great to be recommended for endorsement by the website Catch 22.  But that’s not what this blog is about. This blog is about the media consortium. Catch 22 was a 1961 novel by Joseph Heller....

Campaign Day 6

Friday, 01 Apr 2011 - It doesn’t take long for the days to blur together.  The non-stop energy of a federal election campaign takes over normal life in the bat of an eye (not that my pre-writ life...

Leaders' Debate

Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 - Yesterday, on Power Play with Don Martin,  I began, “déjà vu all over again.” Haven’t we been here before?  Didn’t the issue get resolved? Why did the Consortium say I could not be included in 2008...

Campaign – Day 3

Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 - Well, you really know the incumbent is worried when the Prime Minister makes two trips to Saanich Gulf Islands in a month.  In February it was a re-announcement of $155...

Make History

Saturday, 26 Mar 2011 - There are a number of ways in which this election is historic.  It is the fourth election in seven years, but that doesn’t break a record (there were elections in 1962, 1963...

In Memoriam of Dan Yakimchuk

Friday, 25 Mar 2011 - I know people may be looking to this space expecting to see something about the election, and I will be writing lots about the election.  But another time.  A dear friend passed away. He was fearless...

“You win some, you lose some”

Friday, 11 Mar 2011 - That is how Prime Minister Stephen Harper responded to two rulings on one day that his government had breached parliamentary privilege -- “You win some, you lose some.” “Breaching Parliamentary...