Archive for August 4th, 2012

VIDEO: The intolerant left

- August 4th, 2012

COLUMN: Coren – Lawrence Martin’s clueless rant

- August 4th, 2012

Suburban bigotry

One columnist’s stupid and dishonest account of PM’s religiosity

by Michael Coren

If I were a Globe and Mail reader, I would have choked on my granola and complacency on July 31 while reading Lawrence Martin’s incredibly stupid and dishonest account of Stephen Harper’s alleged religiosity.

The thesis of the trash was that the prime minister is so committed to evangelical Christianity that he is an irrational extremist. Read more…

COLUMN: Gunter – Fleecing the taxpayer and then demanding severance

- August 4th, 2012

No severance for fat-cat bureaucrat!

by Lorne Gunter

There are many outrages in the scandal over Alberta Health Services’ former executive Allaudin Merali and his lavish expense claims.

For instance, during the three-and-a-half years (January 2005 to August 2008) in which Merali billed the now defunct Capital Health region more than $346,000, he filed 146 reimbursement claims. That’s a staggering sum of nearly $2,400 per claim.

During the roughly 1,300 days covered by his expenses spree, Merali claimed an average of nearly $270 a day — seven days a week — on top of his salary of at least $425,000 a year. Read more…