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Friday, September 08, 2006

ted morton, the man in black?

A bit of an update for the first full week of September...

- The Tyee has an interesting article on the real effects of Ralph Klein's legacy.

- Maclean's magazine seems to be continuing it's right-wing slide with last week's online poll that asks if parents should pay for their adult children's post-secondary education. I've never been able to understand why the parents of an adult student should be even remotely responsible and expected to pay for their education costs. This is one of the greatest flaws in Canada's student finance system.

Maclean's used to be a good magazine, but now holds only one consistantly good contributor, of who's best work can be found online for free.

- This seems like quite the blow to Jack Layton's NDP. The defection of Paul Summerville to the Bob Rae leadership campaigns...

- Alberta PC leadership candidate Ted Morton has launched his new website. Campaign colours? Black.

- Also, props to the Calgary Grit for posting this one before I did...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ted Morton's Calendar of Events

September 8: Crossfield Baptist Church Centennial Celebration

Ted celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Crossfield Baptist Church at the Crossfield Community Hall, 900 Main Street, at 7 PM.

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Okay, I'll ignore the Centennial/75th Anniversary inconsistency. But this is the kind of thing that is going to make Morton a very strong 2nd place after Dinning. Every Church anniversary is another 70 memberships sold...

Anonymous said...

Every Sunday is another 100 memberships sold for Team Morton...

eugene plawiuk said...

Actually his site is black and white like his politics get it...

Emil Vargas said...

Hey Dave,

I didn't know that asking parents those kinda poll questions makes a magazine right-wing? Maybe we should only ask questions like "Is Stephen Harper evil?" or "How similar are Bush and Harper?".
I think anything right to the Toronto Liberal Star is right wing for you!

Chris said...

Maclean's? Right wing? Now I've heard it all...

Anonymous said...

The loss of prior-candidate Paul Summerville does little to hurt Jack Layton or the NDP. Mr. Summerville was unable to win his riding, despite a fair amount of media hype and assistance from the central NDP campaign.

For Bob Rae to accept endorsement from a man who is clearly looking for the "quickest way" into Parliament speaks volumes about the kind of government Mr. Rae would run.

The electorate has little interest in career politicians, and the clearest sign of a career politician is the classic "switching of sides". Mr. Rae will not win the Liberal leadership campaign, and if he does, the Liberals will never form government under his watch.