Suckers bet on this issue. The Liberal cabinet will send it back for review, in the "interest of protecting Canadian programming".
We have CHUM, who wants to operate a land-based system, which will most likely start in the major cities only and maybe, eventually expand to other areas. The service will only be offered by them, with no competition. Yup -that's the Canadian way.
Meanwhile, consumers will vote with their feet and continue to buy grey market systems. The XM and Sirius satellite footprints currently cover the majority of Canada. These companies will already be fighting an uphill battle to get many Canadians to subscribe to the Canadian version and not the US one. Further delays by the Liberals only guarantee that we will end up with a sub-standard, overpriced 'made in Canada' solution.
The efforts to protect Canadian content will end up having the exact opposite effect, driving more and more people away. This is 2005 and government efforts to restrict what Canadians watch and listen to are becoming more and more irrelevant with each and every passing day.
"Don’t accuse me of wanting a healthcare system where people can’t get the health care they need because they can’t afford it. That is not what I want. But I would really like to have a healthcare system where providers are more concerned about the first challenge rather than the second. We do not have to give up a healthcare system that ensures all are cared for to get a healthcare system where my business is wanted. We just have to get the government out of trying to control all aspects of supply and demand."
CREDIT: Dave Chan, National Post Conservative MP, Vic Toews.
VANCOUVER -- Cutting a woman off e-mail and ordering her to serve two years of house arrest for fatally stabbing her cheating lover in the groin suggests there is a need for mandatory minimum jail sentences for violent crimes, says the Conservative justice critic
Maybe the judge should have got really tough with her and cut off her TV privileges too.
So, I will carry on with what I can control. One door at a time. One street, mean or otherwise – until I have walked every step there is to take. Garth Turner
Great quote, and a great post.
Take a look at the comments for this one, first from a supporter in another riding:
I live in Willowdale. Where is my candidate? Why isn’t he working like you?
Your candidate is Jovan Boseovski, and you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. - Garth
By Paully on 08.28.05 9:13 pm
Then the response from Willowdale candidate Jovan Boseovski:
Glad to hear that you are concerned! I wanted to let you know that we are working in Willowdale. In fact, we are door knocking three times a week (Monday, Thursday, and Sunday afternoon…if you are available you are welcome to volunteer your time!), meeting with key leaders in the community and mainstreeting once a week. Also, you should be aware that we are planning a BBQ on the 25th of September. If you are a member of the party you will get an invitation in the mail.
I would encourage you to get involved, so feel free to contact me directly: Jovan@votejovan.ca
Regards and Blessings, Jovan Boseovski Candidate for Willowdale
Here's some new BT bloggers that I've noticed over the last month. If I've missed your name here or here , just add your blog in the comments section and I'll edit the post. If I've put you here and you're not new - oh well, enjoy the extra hits!
Silence No More - "If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable." - Justice Louis Brandeis
Where is Paul Martin? - great little flash presentation on what Stephen Harper has been up to all summer, and what Paul Martin hasn't been doing. Get your "Where's Paul Martin?" button from Stephen Taylor.
JustBlogit - great little Firefox ad-on. Gives you right-click blogging capability. Has 5 custom spots available. I have one programmed so that I can easily add posts from peoples blogs who don't have a Canconv button added. Right click, copy permalink, Right Click - add To Canconv. Very easy to use.
Google News RSS Feeds - use the power of Google to create custom RSS feeds. Helps you keep an eye on specific topics, keywords. For eg, I have created feeds for Harper, Martin and Layton, Conservative, Liberal and NDP. Helps catch some interesting articles, at times.
Combating Asshattery and Moonbattery since 9:00AM this morning.I had to finish my coffee and donut eh?!
Drop in and say hello.
(P.S. - he could REALLY use a camping buddy for future outings!)
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Earlier this month, a doctored picture of Cotler in a Nazi uniform, with a caption calling him a "neocon-kapo," was removed by one of the site's administrators after it had been posted by one of the regular participants of the site's discussion groups. Several weblogs, including smalldeadanimals.com, later began to draw attention to that posting and to Emery's "capo" comment.
...The decade-long rule of Jean Chretien is a real-life Aesop's fable, a lesson for democracies of what can happen when a country has an inattentive public, a negligent media and an ineffective Opposition. There will always be corrupt and arrogant leaders, but their potential to inflict harm on the country is usually attenuated when others - citizens, journalists and opposition politicians - fulfill their responsibilities.
Government of Canada invests in your Maritime Security (en francais)
At the rate the Liberals are going, I feel like suing the government for breaking the pledge in our national anthem. "We stand on guard for thee" has been replaced by "We need the money to get re-elected".
Put a Department of Fisheries and Oceans officer on board, and;
Patrol - Air surveillance patrols will be conducted randomly any day including weekends with a mix of day and night patrols. Fishery officers will be onboard for all patrols, identifying vessels and their activities and providing expert assessment of marine activities relevant to legislation and regulations. Additionally, patrols will document and report oil spills, identify and monitor marine mammals and their activities and report activities which may threaten fish habitat. The aircraft may also assist with maritime search and rescue and conduct habitat work in the BC Interior and Yukon Territory.
In the past our Maritime Coastal security was monitored by CP 121 Trackers, and CP-140 Auroras. Today the Trackers have been retired without replacement and the Auroras are undergoing a $1 Billion dollar "modernization" program. (read - squeeze as many years as possible out of them - see Sea King,Canada - otherwise known as the Flying Coffin)
Canada's Maritime Security is managed by a hodge-podge mix of Coast Guard, DFO, RCMP, Border Services and the Canadian Forces, all services which have been continually neglected by the current Liberal government. The men and women of these services continue to perform above and beyond the call of duty, despite an appalling lack of support from their country.