Suck it up, Canada: What are we -- shoppers or citizens? It's fatal to confuse the roles, as seems to be happening with all the whinging and whining over "another" election that "nobody" wants.
Harper has demonstrated a disregard for the rule of law that should, in a rational world, disqualify him from leading any government.
A Michael Ignatieff government might well be worse than Harper's. It's time to start calling out Ignatieff.
Grumbling to the contrary, Michael Ignatieff has done the right thing -- or at the very least, the necessary thing -- by threatening to pull the plug on the Conservative minority government.
After nudging ahead of the Conservatives, the Grits have fallen back, unable to establish any kind of a lead, polling data shows.
The exam is on the economy, and Michael Ignatieff and Stephen Harper are both way off the mark. It isn't just how much we spend; it's what we get for our money that will make all the difference.
Lisa Raitt's taped comments raise questions about what role the banks may have played in nixing the coalition, and also what power they wield over the severely financially strapped Liberal party.
Canadians are not about to see a federal election. Neither partner in the informal Liberal-Conservative alliance that dominates the House of Commons has a reason to provoke an election.
If it were enough to look ahead, and recognize the next occasion to reach out, and build support, politics would be a manageable activity. But more is required of our leaders than being good managers.
Why did he claim he was an American, repeatedly? Not answering implies there is something to hide, and leaves everyone free to speculate what the motive might have been.