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And just for fun …

A CP story about what some of the wags are saying on Parliament Hill about the apparently coming election. Some excerpts: Liberal Leslie Swartman, communications director for Transport Minister Jean Lapierre, says she passed some along that didn't quite make it past the Liberal focus groups. Give the Poor Bugger Another Chance, was one she suggested […]

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Martin, Layton decide they have things to talk about

There was late word, first broken by CP, that PM PM is looking to meet with NDP Leader Jack Layton to discuss issues of common interest. Here is the CTV.ca story, and here are some excerpts from the Globe one: Paul Martin will meet with NDP Leader Jack Layton in an effort to strike a […]

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Ibbitson profiles Martin

Globe political columnist John Ibbitson takes a look at the current life and times of Paul Martin, and wonders why this man who started with such high expectations is fighting to keep his job as prime minister. An excerpt: Some say he is not sleeping well. Others report the temper tantrums are getting worse. He […]

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Editorial board reaction one thing, columnists another

It's been pointed out on other blogs that while the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail's editorial boards appeared mildly supportive of Martin's appeal for delaying an election, their columnists did not. Reuters actually wrote a story about it (posted at Yahoo! News — I saw the link at AndrewCoyne.com). Here's the Star editorial. This […]

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'How the networks changed the PMO's agenda'

The Toronto Star's Antonia Zerbisias explains why the 7:45 p.m. EDT broadcast turned into a 7:02 p.m. EDT broadcast. An excerpt: Here's how the networks' commercial considerations changed the national agenda. For Steve Wyatt, Global's senior vice-president of news and information, the “BlackBerry madness” erupted at 4 p.m. Wednesday when the PMO put out the […]

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