Friday, September 12, 2008

A Blog for Election Junkies

Just so you know, I will be over at New Brunswickers Paint the Political Picture for the remainder of the 2008 federal election. So if you want full election coverage from a New Brunswick perspective, don't hesitate to click on the link above. See you after the election.

A true conservative warrior that will be missed

As Gerry Nicholls notes, [today] we are losing a very special advocate of the conservative movement to the other side of the pond:
Today is John Williamson's last day as federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

Starting in a few weeks John will be taking graduate courses at the London School of Economics, which is pretty darn impressive.

And while I certainly wish John luck with his studies across the pond, his departure also makes me a little sad because the Canadian conservative movement will miss him.

For the six years he led the CTF, John was a consistent and principled champion of freedom who held politicians to account, regardless of their partisan stripes.

We need more of that in this country, not less.
I second that. Good luck, my friend.

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Economic Case for Tax Havens

Here's an excellent Youtube video regarding Tax Havens and their benefit to the economy which Dan (from Cato) passed along. Enjoy.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Dion death watch, a tale of two Bourque polls

Poll #1 (Fri., March 2nd, 2007)
Poll #2 (Wed., September 3rd, 2008)

It's funny how the farmer from the 'chi [McKenna] can be quickly disregarded as a contender for the leadership of the Liberal party. From second in '07 to off the list completely in '08. A year sure does make a big difference with his popularity on Bourque Newswatch.

Just so you know, even Robert Thibault made the 2nd cut.


Speaking of McKenna, I see there is another local journo that is touting him as a saviour to the so-called boring Stephens in Ottawa. Talk about being out of touch with the rest of the country. I mean, come on, not only is Frankie baby getting too old compared with the current Prime Minister, he possesses a squeaky, less then authoritative voice that ranks him up there with Ross Perault. Not to mention, other then a cup of coffee as Canadian Embassador in the US, he hasn't done anything constructive other then doing the Liberal cocktail circuit and padding his own wallet. Get a grip, Marty.