1 RIGHT AND RIGHTER Albertans go to the polls today to pick the government they richly deserve. The CBC has a really good , readable list of stuff to watch for.
2 THE CONSERVATIVES: MAKING CANADA SHITTIER EVERY DAY Statscan, which is kinda important, is struggling with cutbacks; Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, who has a great pension, is still committed to cutting Old Age Security for people younger than him; would-be Katimavikians are left holding the bag; the board that runs unemployment*, oops sorry, Employment Insurance can’t do its job properly; and of course there’s the ever-popular, ongoing F-35 soap opera.
3 SPEAKING OF AUSTERITY… Apparently the Conservatives have a “do without as we say, no as we, um, don’t” policy. Right, Bev Oda?
4 BARGING TO BUMPSVILLE WITH BUMPY McBUMPENSTIEN New NDP leader Thomas Mulcair has given his party a big bump in popularity.
5 FREE TRADE WITH EUROPE It’s coming.
*Yes, I know–that Orwellian name change was the Liberal’s doing. And how popular is that party now? Memo to politicians: people do eventually figure out that they’re being screwed. (Except maybe in Alberta.)
THEY SURE DO GROW UP FAST A child goes from zero to 12 in under three minutes.