The place to go for your Canadian Election Blogging Fix is none other than Skypecast partner Scott over at PoliticsofScrabble. [Bonus: He has a nifty new site redesign to add to your viewing pleasure].
For the Americans, yes elections have been called in Canada to take place in October. There are no lipstick on pigs. Or pigsticks on lips for that matter, in the discussion.
If you want to see some soft-Americanization of Canadian tv ads, check this out:
I trust that PM Harper is sincerely a great dad and loves his family. I’ve read a couple of Harper bios that show a lifelong pattern of strong family care. Good on him for that. All the respect in the world. But what does that have to do with him being an effective PM or not? Then again, politics is cognitive policy more than material in many cases.
Speaking of Harper as a family man, does give me an excuse to link to this Rick Mercer Report [he’s the Canadian Stephen Colbert]