Archive for February 6th, 2013

Sun columnist figured Justin would win the leadership — in 2001!

- February 6th, 2013

The Sun columnist in question was none other than legendary Parliamentary Press Gallery journalist (and former NDP MP) Douglas Fisher. His son, Tobias, is now my colleague and co-pilot in Sun Media’s Parliamentary Bureau and it was Tobias who put this column, written by his dad in 2001, under my nose a few weeks ago. Doug Fisher wrote this column as Jean Chretien was retiring. And though this piece was published nearly a dozen years ago, much of it rings remarkably true. Remarkable, don’t you think? Read more…

Christy Clark: Arrogant? Secretive?

- February 6th, 2013

Angus Reid says voters in BC think Premier Christy Clark is “out-of-touch”,  ”arrogant” and “secretive “. [Here's the poll - PDF] On  my show Battleground last night, Alise Mills thinks Clark is wearing the rep for years of Liberal rule in BC.

Dairy farmers flex some political muscle

- February 6th, 2013

As colleague Jessica Murphy reported, Liberal MP Wayne Easter – a former dairy farmer — sent a sharp letter to leadership candidate Martha Hall Findlay pretty much telling her to back off on her call to dismantle the so-called “supply management” system which protects the Canadian dairy industry from foreign competition. (For more on the issue of supply managementand the fight for cheap cheese, see my blog post “The continuing fight for cheap cheese and innovation in agriculture”) Hall Findlay, above, responds to Easter’s argument on my program, Battleground, last night.

During our discussion, Read more…