March 28th, 2011
- Probably the biggest and most important news is what will hopefully be the last nail in the coffin of the Coalition Conspiracy Theory: Stephen Harper, on video, saying he’d like to form a coalition to seize power (thanks to Sister Sage). Tom Flanagan has also come out and said his (at the time) boss was considering a coalition. The Twitter feeds of Tory insiders are now alive with denunciations of Tom, who I think is now the latest ex-Con to be thrown under the bus.
- Pushed Left and Dammit Janet! have the story that the Tories are running a Lockheed Martin lobbyist in Ontario. Raymond Sturgeon works for various military contractors at CFN Consultants, and one of his projects was the horrendously expensive F-35 jet fighter. Other Conservative candidates are in trouble, too.
- Speaking of Tory twits on the hustings, one Tory candidate has bucked his own party’s pocily by defending the guns registry (h/t Cowboys for Social Responsibility), while another has apparently been running a shadow constituency office in the run-up to the election, which is a very big no-no in Canadian-style democracy (h/t Blunt Objects).
- Pogge looks at a ridiculous new poll from QMI and Leger, which claims to assess whether Canadians believe Ignatieff on the Coalition Question of 2011. I’d like to see some media company order up a poll asking Canadians whether a government being found in contempt for the first time ever alters their voting intentions.