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Liberal Party of Canada comes out in favour of net neutrality

Says Industry, Science and Technology Critic Marc Garneau The issue of net neutrality is a global one. Internet management should be neutral and not be permitted for anti-competitive behaviour nor should it target certain websites, users, providers or legitimate software … Continue reading

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Wolverine and Historical Accuracy

Famous movie critic Roger Ebert has a bone to pick with the history behind X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a Fox movie that came out in theaters last weekend, and which is a story about the origins of the Marvel superhero Logan/Wolverine … Continue reading

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Too busy at home to sow the seeds of unity in Europe

Canadian Defence Minister Peter McKay has finally come out to dampen speculation that he may be in the running to be the next secretary general of NATO. This has come out on the heels of news that America has thrown … Continue reading

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Review: A Military History of Canada

“A Military History of Canada”:http://www.amazon.com/Military-History-Canada-Desmond-Morton/dp/0771064810 by Desmond Morton (5th ed.) Like all nations, the history of Canada is closely entwined with the experience of war. The early settlers fought indigenous natives for survival and profit. Soon they were battling one … Continue reading

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A question of majority rules in Canada

Unsatisfied with the fact that the Conservative Party was not unseated at the last federal election (and in fact had its minority government strengthened) the Liberals, NDP and the Bloc Quebecois have “formed an historic coalition”:http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20081130/conservative_budget_081201/20081201?hub=TopStories and will _take_ the … Continue reading

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“Adult supervision” for Foreign Affairs

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shuffled his cabinet today, replacing his “fallen foreign minister”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxime_Bernier#Resignation with “David Emerson”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Emerson. Emerson is a well-experienced manager who is looked upon favourably by analysts and others. Former foreign minister “John Manley”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Manley was “quoted”:http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080625/emerson_background_080625/ as saying, … Continue reading

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Sign us up for cheap, compact subs too!

Kotare (aka “the strategist”) discusses a “potential conventional submarine fleet”:http://kotare.typepad.com/thestrategist/2008/06/cheap-subs.html for New Zealand using the new “entry-level” compact sub models coming out of Europe. This might be good news for Canada, which is losing millions on its sad submarine fleet. … Continue reading

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Neuve Chapelle, Ypres, Somme, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele. This is where Canada first came onto the international scene, the fields where our country was forged. Out of a population of just over 7 million, 66,944 were killed and 149,732 were wounded. … Continue reading

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Ducks in a row

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has followed the examples of “Chancellor Merkel”:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7008931.stm and “President Bush”:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7046445.stm in angering China by “receiving the Dalai Lama at Parliament”:http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071026/dalai_lama_071026/20071028/. The Western powers know that China can’t throw too big a tantrum over these meetings … Continue reading

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Not that I’m comparing…

According to a recent article in the NY Times, Georgia — population 5m — “has more than doubled its troop levels in Iraq”:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/09/world/europe/09georgians.html?ex=1192593600&en=01a7d88861739364&ei=5070&emc=eta1 from 850 to 2000. And those troops aren’t lollygagging about in a Halliburton pantry in the Green … Continue reading

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