I have only the highest praise for everyone who put Rachel Notley and the Alberta NDP in power over the last months – indeed years. They are some exceptionally talented intelligent and hard-working people. And everyone’s euphoria is absolutely warranted. So I feel like a miserable, cynical shit for writing what I am about to write. But here goes. The…
The Ontario NDP must have some pretty compelling and unusual polling data that they’re not sharing with the rest of the world. And why would they? It’s so compelling and so credible that it’s led them to bring down the Liberal government and force an election despite the fact that everyone else’s numbers show them running third against two parties people like better, one of which makes Mike Harris look like Jimmy Carter.
Jim Flaherty got all displeased today about Manulife Financial’s plan to reduce its five year mortgage rate to 2.99%. I know. I’m falling asleep just typing it. Manulife got all contrite and repentant and declared that it would leave its rate where it was. I find if you pinch the palm of your hand, or maybe jab your wrist with the point of a pen it helps.
I’ve got friends and acquaintances in pretty much everyone’s campaign these days. So I’m going to disappoint someone I’m sure when I say that I can’t believe anyone who would be comfortable serving in Jean Charest’s cabinet could turn around and call themselves a New Democrat and be taken seriously, much less be made leader.