"We should have gone with Plan A and nuked them."
Former Harris acolyte John Snobelen regrets not getting rid of school boards altogether when he was education minister. Hell, amalgamation has worked so well.
Betting on Ipperwash
Sounds like the “new approach” to Aboriginal matters the McGuinty government’s been crowing about may be about building more casinos on disputed native territory – and then taking a sizable cut. See plans announced before Christmas to return Ipperwash Provincial Park lands to the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation. The Chiefs of Ontario have been making noises since former AG Michael Bryant was appointed Aboriginal Affairs Minister in October that “gaming remains an issue of utmost priority to First Nations.”Is this the Disneyland future for Ipperwash that dead native activist Dudley George took a bullet to defend?
The cost of freedom
One of 13 remaining copies of the Magna Carta, the 1215 document that laid the foundation of constitutional rights as we know them, was scooped for a cool $21.3 million at a Sotheby’s auction last month – by a Washington lawyer who also happens to be a co-founder of the Carlyle Group, the shadowy private equities firm making a killing on the U.S.’s illegal war in Iraq. And they say freedom has no price.
Cashing in on Brian’s BS
Leave it to the Tories to turn Brian Mulroney’s BS before the House ethics committee into a fundraising opportunity. A week after asking the CBC to look into claims that one of its reporters suggested to Lib members of the committee what questions to ask Mulroney, the Tories’ director of political operations, Doug Finley, whines in a fundraising letter to party faithful about “powerful vested interests” out to embarrass Harp’s crew. Those wouldn’t be the same “vested interests” cashing in big time on Tory tax cuts, would they?
Irony keeps homeless warm
Feel-good fashion for a cause? Hard to say when it comes to designer Lida Baday’s latest creation – coats for the homeless outfitted with pockets that can be stuffed with newspapers for insulation. The brainchild of Taxi Advertising’s Steve Mykolyn, the 15 Below Project will distribute 3,000 coats to homeless people in Canada and the U.S in March. “We loved the irony of using the ads we place in newspapers for something other than advertising,” says Mykolyn. Hmm. Too bad they don’t come with boots. Seriously.