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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...

Jim Travers

Friday, 04 Mar 2011 - The news of the death of Toronto star columnist, Jim Travers, is devastating. I couldn't believe it and kept hoping it was one of those false stories that would turn out to be wrong.I met Jim when he...