It's kind of sad that it has taken this long for the Conservatives to "get down to business". Week 21 will probably be a busy one.
Why is it always the Conservative politicians involved in sex scandals? (well, not always) And haven't they learned...never lie. You'll just get found out. Oh well. Harper, Baird and their buddy deserve what they get. It's kind of ironic that one of Harper's only redeeming qualities (unflinching loyalty) could prove to cause him the most trouble. China seems to be reading from the Stephen Harper playbook as well: Get angry at everybody else and deny that you've done anything wrong. And then take your ball (person) home with you.
This is fairly direct evidence that "tough on crime" isn't that great of an idea. And all you people upset that we haven't followed the UK's lead and immediately imprisoned all riot participants? All those new prisoners has overwhelmed prisons and are leading to increased gang violence. "Who cares if a bunch of prisoners beat up on each other?" Well, they do have to leave prison at some point. Your petty riot criminal is now a gang member with a taste for blood. Like the seal on Arrested Development.
Just after September 11th is the perfect time to renew big brotheresque "anti-terror" laws and announce that, this time, they won't be going away. There will be no sunset clauses in our next batch of police state laws.
It seems like the short form census participation was good. But no word on the long form yet. The short form is still mandatory, right?