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Sponsorship/Liberal survival afterthoughts

As I was going about my business today and taking in a bit more information about the sponsorship scandal, I thought it would be wise to post some additional thoughts to complement my earlier post. Ipsos-Reid's Darrell Bricker talked about the June 28 federal election providing Canadians an opportunity to vent about the sponsorship boondoggle. […]

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Want a high-paying job? Be born with good bone structure

Being lean, tall and good-looking are three keys to a fatter paycheque, claims one new study. Damn: And I was betting that people would see the inner beauty of the squat, the chubby and the homely. :) Some excerpts from the Toronto Star story: The study published in the April edition of The Regional Economist by […]

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TTC apparently ready to go on strike

Contract talks between the TTC and its union have apparently gone nowhere. Bob Kinnear, president of the Amalgamated Transit Workers Union, said his members will be off the job Monday morning. An excerpt from the CTV.ca story: It is therefore with the deepest regret that we will be withdrawing our services as of Monday morning,” […]

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Gomery reaction from the blogosphere

I tripped around to some of the usual suspects and saw what they had to say about the testimony of Jean Brault finally being made public. Keep in mind it's only current to the time I published and that someone could have updated five minutes later. With that proviso: Warren Kinsella – Nothing from the old […]

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CTV Newsnet can drop "news wheel" format

I first saw word of this through a note posted by CTV colleague David Akin to CAJ-L: CTV's Newsnet will be able to change its format. Here is what the CRTC said in a news release issued Thursday (Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-131): CTV Newsnet – Licence amendment The Commission approves an application to amend the […]

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Sponsorship — Can the Liberals survive?

Here's my two cent's worth: I agree with Calgary Grit, who described the magic number as 35 — that was the previous bottom in percentage of popular support for the Liberals after the sponsorship scandal first broke on Feb. 10, 2004. When the next round of polling comes out, will they fall much below that? If the Libs […]

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Newsworld International to close down this summer

First saw this on CAJ-L courtesy of George Lessard: Newsworld International will shut down as of July 31, displacing about 50 to 60 unionized people at CBC. Blame new owner Al Gore and his team's wish to rebrand and refocus on a younger audience. Here's an excerpt from a CBC.ca story: Gore outlined more of […]

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