Archive for the ‘Bloc Québécois’ Category

Bloc Orange takes the prize

- March 1st, 2013

What a great term for an otherwise extremely meh story.


- January 18th, 2013

A press release from the Bloc Québécois informs me that “Le gouvernement fédéral refuse de voir les conséquences de sa réforme idéologique de l’assurance-emploi”. Now I know what you’re thinking. “There’s still a Bloc Québécois?” To which I can only reply that there must be, or it wouldn’t be sending me press releases. What I can’t explain, though, is what it means by “ideological”.

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News you can use

- November 13th, 2012

In case you’re in the area, the leader of the Bloc Quebecois, Daniel Paille, will give a speech at Laval University in Quebec City tomorrow at 11:30, on the subject of “redefining independence with the Bloc Quebecois”.

Tories, Grits support minimum penalties for vandalizing war monuments

- November 1st, 2012


A bill to set minimum penalties for vandalizing war memorials is on its way to the Senate, passing in the House of Commons in a 181 to 98 vote on Wednesday.

“We owe it to our fallen sons and daughters and also to our men and women still serving in uniform to protect these honoured places – especially at this time of year as we approach Remembrance Day,” Conservative MP David Tilson said in a statement. Read more…

Rona Ambrose doesn’t have a right to choose … how to vote?

- September 27th, 2012


There’s been a fascinating reaction to Status of Women Minister Rona Ambrose’s choice to vote in favour of a motion that calls for a study of whether human life begins before full birth. Some media have labelled her choice a “shocker.” Politicians have begun to give her grief. The long and short of it is, many of Ambrose’s political opponents have said Ambrose shouldn’t have a choice in the matter of how to vote on a private member’s motion because of the feared implications for abortion. Here’s a sampling of reaction: Read more…