Monday, May 21, 2007

Excellent!

I think it's great news that the CPC are defending their manual on how to disrupt committees that they cannot control.

I mean hey, if they're myopic enough to believe that the public is going to support that, then keep it coming.

Do these people really wonder why they are straying ever farther from majority numbers?

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Leadership, eh?

Just another small leadership role cast aside... I wonder why?

Perhaps more troubling is the way the government seemed to go about setting the stage for this cut:

Defence’s decision comes five months after what appeared to have been a series of department leaks to the Ottawa Citizen trying to discredit the Cornwallis centre. At the time, West Nova Liberal MP Robert Thibault predicted trouble.

"I’m fearful that there might be some ploy within the Department of Defence to leak stuff like that and then to refuse their funding," he said. "The reports I get when I talk to people around Ottawa is that the other departments are ready to fund it . . . but that (Defence) has been balking."

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Suggestion

Thought I’d highlight a comment made by one of my friends, Bill, who I would tend to categorize as being part of that coveted group of Canadian voters who are non-partisan, and up for grabs.

The comment came from a post below on the CPC’s challenges with confidential information, and he says:

Privacy issues are huge, and only getting huge-er. Increasingly, Canadians want two things: access to more information, and more security for information they already have. The two goals, obviously, conflict.

The gov't that speaks tech will be the gov't to back in the long run.
This ties in with an email discussion thread we had that touched on some of the ham-fisted government attempts to create some sort of regulation of the net, if only to try and curb it’s more nefarious uses. As you can tell from the articles, the only parties who look good on this one are those who have nothing to offer.

You wouldn’t think that this is such a difficult task, but apparently it is.

As a suggestion, anyone working on draft legislation for regulation of the internet might want to consider at least consulting with experts, or at least running it by people who spend a lot of time using the internet for information retrieval/dissemination.