Conservative MP Mark Adler’s a smart guy. Hopefully he’ll learn from this mistake.
It is like the firing of a starter’s pistol beginning the latest installment of the race to the 2015 election finishing line.
The PM’s reckoning with the public will come over time based on whether or not he has responded effectively to address all the problems that have come to the surface in the past two weeks of Tory hell. He knows that better than anyone.
The opposition will try and milk this for all it’s worth, but I don’t imagine they’ll get too far with it. The story came down at 4 p.m. Friday and seemed to be dead on the Monday.
I get their strategy, but the Liberals need a serious, thoughtful, open donnybrook of just what the hell they stand for and why Canadians ought to consider voting for them again.
Canada still remains the economic envy of the world and Stephen Harper will be working hard to keep it that way as he knows that is the key to his ongoing political success.
But the incumbent parties, despite closer battles, kept their seats and all the hype is gone, until another day.
No need to go all Lawrence Welk, but dialing down the Iron Maiden wouldn’t hurt. He who sets the agenda, wins the day!
B.C. Premier Christy Clark is looking for an Alison Redford Hail Mary pass and running a play that other premiers have executed to great success.
But they should stop drinking that liquored-up bath water that somehow leads to a drunken disconnect between them and the Canadian public.
Thomas Mulcair is trying to wedge together an electoral coalition in the manufacturing heartland of Ontario and Quebec for his own political purposes.
But I guess the only absolute certainty to be taken from the Niagara Falls of failed predictions is that elections aren’t won or lost until the last vote is cast then counted.
To me it is just one damn big confusing mess that in many ways reflects poorly on all parties regardless of how legitimate it is for parties to connect with voters through automatic telephone technology.
Do we always have to care what Twitter is saying even as it is a babbling brook of fecal matter?
Will it be a case of another year of annoying squabbling or some useful refreshing dialogue on the issues of our times? Jab me again if you know the answer.
Certainly there could be more service with a smile, but this Prime Minister was not elected to be the president of Hallmark.
You don’t win leadership races or succeed in anything without taking risks. Give Brian Topp credit for taking a risk by spawning this discussion as he seeks to mow down his leadership opponents.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s greatest assets are that he doesn’t seem to care less about the trappings of power and entitlement attitudes make him sick.
U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, right, and his wife, Vicki, were all smiles at hosting their first Fourth of July bash in Ottawa. Some 3,000 guest attended. The mood was good and there was a lot of dancing, eating, and chatting.
Vicki and Bruce Heyman. The dress code was summer whites. The atmosphere was light and lovely.
Bluesky's Susan Smith, Ottawa University's Robert Asselin, and Bluesky's Tim Barber.
House of Commons protocol's Elizabeth Rody and Jane Kennedy.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce President Perrin Beatty, wearing a nice summer hat.
The National Arts Centre's Peter Herndorff and Rosemary Thompson.
Sisters, Maggie Creskey, left, and Hill Times publisher Anne Marie Creskey.
The guests on the front lawn of the U.S. ambassador's official residence in Ottawa's swishy Rockcliffe neighbourhood, high up above the Ottawa River.
Shaw's Alayne Crawford and Gary Clement, senior manager of GR at TD Bank (Toronto).
CCCE's Ailish Campbell, Ekos' Frank Graves, Amgen's Kim Furlong, and H&K's Jackie King.
Environics' Greg MacEachern, CPAC's Natalie LeMay-Calcutt, and Shaw's Jim Patrick.
CommuniquéDirect's Nick Masciantonio and MDA's Leslie Swartman.
Postmedia News columnist Andrew Coyne and Global TV News reporter Laura Stone.
Former Liberal MP Martha Hall Findlay, right, and a friend.