Stephen Harper

Quoted: Rex Murphy (2015.10.16)

from “Tom Mulcair was always going to be the man in the middle

Next, though he (Tom Mulcair) held the rank of Opposition leader, and though he had a parliamentary caucus far superior in numbers to the third-place party, he was never seen fully to occupy the role [….]

The ancient cleavage of Canadian politics — Libs and Tories — held.

During his time as the Leader of the Official Opposition, Mulcair demonstrated

(a)ll very credible achievements, but none of it the stuff of excitement and flair. None of it a matter of style.

Style counts.

—Rex Murphy, National Post (2015.10.16)

National Post: Stop Starving the Navy

From “Stop starving the Navy” (Dec. 31, 2014) by the National Post editorial board:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government likes to talk up its support of the Armed Forces, but has neglected the Navy’s real and worsening needs for years [….]

Our Armed Forces are desperate for new equipment and personnel, and 2014 may go down in history as the year that our Navy was finally pushed too far [….]

At home and abroad, the Navy works to keep Canadians and our allies safe. We owe it the tools to do the job properly.

Linden MacIntyre (2014.11.22)

Why I Left The CBC And Its Toxic Atmosphere

The business of journalism is in serious decline. The business model doesn’t work anymore but the emphasis on profit is probably even more acute now than it ever was. That and the growth of technology that makes it possible to produce things without people have led to a crisis in employment opportunities in the news media. Young people are lined up begging to become slaves, also known as interns […]