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27
Apr

Paying the piper...

Unsurprisingly the Liberal Party of Canada has not responded to my request for information regarding the cost of its recent Halifax shindig.
The folks at our bloated shiny new conference centre won’t tell me either, claiming privacy issues or something.
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27
Apr
Nightmare on Argyle Street

Nightmare on Argyle Street

It seems I’ve read more than one essay — or thinkpiece, if you will — about the contrasts between the governments of Justin Trudeau and Stephen McNeil as of late. Surely, there are, um, some slight differences between the federal Liberals and the Nova Scotia Liberals these days.
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27
Apr
And the award goes to...

And the award goes to...

As these things tend to be it was political theatre at its very finest.
Much of the rhetoric was over-the-top, some of the jokes fell flat. There was no shortage of politicians wearing novelty socks, catchy slogans, funny hats, tee-shirts, Nova Scotia tartan, cowbells, thundersticks.
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27
Apr
Hurrah for the Liberal Trained Seal tricks

Hurrah for the Liberal Trained Seal tricks

It was a busy few days under the Liberal Big Top.
There were general meetings and workshops; sessions and socials; keynote speakers and any variety of trained circus acts.
The thousands of Liberal Trained Seals applauded on cue. The self-congratulations, handshaking and backslapping were effusive. If not nauseating.
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27
Apr
Under the Liberal Big Top

Under the Liberal Big Top

The circus came to town the other day. It stayed for three days. Many people came out from all across the country. A lot of them dressed in red. Dogs can’t see red. But they can do tricks. Some of them.
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