The Deficit That Won’t Die

Failure was never an option when it came to the budget. If the government couldn’t balance it before the election in 2015, then they couldn’t justify handing out goodies to make everyone forget their actions (o...

Political Campaign Spending: So Sexy it Hurts

There’s an election on the distant horizon, so unless you live in complete isolation from society at large (i.e. on Parliament Hill), you should already feel overwhelmed by the unofficial campaign that’s been g...

What the Dean Del Mastro Verdict Means in 2015

The Trial of the Century has a verdict. Dean Del Mastro, former parliamentary secretary to Stephen Harper, has been found guilty of spending too much in the 2008 Federal Election  and of falsifying documents. ...

Dean Del Mastro, El Maestro, Conducts Classic Defence

Dean Del Mastro, formerly Stephen Harper’s main man, is on the ropes. It’s worth repeating because it’s painfully true. On Thursday, as the Crown lambasted Del Mastro for the last time during his trial for exce...

NDP Audits Probe Motion into CRA Audits Rejected

Months ago, the CRA began auditing environmental charities that it claimed might have violated rules limiting political activity. Sure, they could have gone after the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers...

Quebec Budget-Cutting Commission to Cost Millions

Quebec's new government rode to their landslide victory on the promise of fiscal accountability, pledging balanced budgets and an end to wasteful spending. It'll just cost a few million dollars. In a provinc...

Is Ontario’s New Cabinet Shuffle a Wynne-r?

Reigning Ontario Empress Kathleen Wynne has announced her new shuffled cabinet today, and we are happy to say that it adequately reflects the symbolic progressive nature of her leadership. There are eight women...