December 18, 2008
This is called "rapid response advertising"
Here's a company that's both creative and quick to respond to political developments.
December 10, 2008
Rally for Canada: Calgary Edition
Some pictures from the rally on Saturday. These were taken after the scheduled speeches in Olympic Plaza ended, and people moved over to line both sides of Macleod Trail with their signs, while passing cars honked in support.
Some views of the crowd:
As might be expected, the people were very pro-Harper:
As for the other leaders and their coalition... not so much.
This guy was somewhat unconventional in making his point:
(Note the "Free the West" sign in the background. The only other western separatist sentiment I saw was a guy handing out "Republic of Alberta" bumper stickers. Personally, I don't think the situation thus far has created any significant anti-Canada backlash. However, if the coalition somehow manages to hold together until January and actually does form government without an election, we could be in danger of it moving from "minor nuisance" to "major threat.")
Even some famous historical figures got into the act:
In a surprise move, the three coalition leaders showed up to personally make their case:
Finally, it's nice to see that the Conservatives are still getting support from the youth:
December 08, 2008
So, about that 62% majority...
Will they be changing their name to the "49% minority?"
December 04, 2008
Coalitions for Dummies
Many on the left are disputing the idea that the Liberals, NDP, and Bloc are trying to form a coalition government. They claim that the Bloc Quebecois are not actually part of the coalition, because... uh, because they say so.
So what is the proper way to answer this question? Fortunately, I have discovered a simple and effective test:
If your leader's signature is on this document, then your party is part of the coalition.