I gotta say, Canadian politics is a JOKE.
The Liberals have been going nuts over Stephen Harper's references to the Liberals and "organized crime", and threatening lawsuits and the like. Now it seems the Tories and NDP want the Liberals investigated for leaking one of the new tax policies- apparently Jason Kenney and a few people are claiming traders may haven taken advantage of leaked inside information.
From the CBC News site:
On Friday, CBC News reported that trading in many income trusts and dividend-paying stocks became much heavier than usual late Wednesday – just before the government announced that it would not tax trusts and would cut the tax on stocks that pay dividends.
Well, well, it never stops. Thank goodness this Parliament is finally going to be put out of its misery because this is just one thing after another from the Liberals.
Meanwhile Michael Ignatieff's bid for the Etobicoke-Lakeshore Liberal nomination has hit a roadblock with Etobicoke-Lakeshore's Ukrainian Liberals, who are mad they might not even get a chance to contest the guy's nomination. Seems Ignatieff wrote some incendiary things about Ukrainians, say the Ukrainians. So we know the Ukrainians are upset. What I want to know is whether Canadians will also be upset, knowing the Liberal candidate has spent 20 years living with the Americans. At least the Tory nominee John Capobianco has lived in the area, unlike this parachute candidate the Liberals are putting forward. And he had to fight a tough nomination fight, he didn't get appointed by the leader or any of that undemocratic nonsense. Nice work, Paul Martin. Voters in Etobicoke-Lakeshore have been handed a clear choice.
In other news, part of Belinda Stronach's wardrobe caught fire, Peter MacKay got a new girlfriend, and Paul Martin got booed at the Grey Cup. Are these omens? Who knows. Anyway Paul Martin says he's not appointing anyone in Etobicoke-Lakeshore. Oh, I'm sure, folks. Something fishy is up.
And Bono's supposed to be fed up with Martin again. Well, join the club, bud.
Anyway we'll find out tomorrow if there's an election, or whether the Liberals try some new stunt nobody has contemplated yet. I plan to put up a lot of coverage links, soon. Probably tomorrow.