Guergis using old Conservative campaign signs

The question about whether Helena Guergis could get any more pathetic has been answered…

Guergis is running as an “Independent Conservative” according to her website and although felt returning the election rebate of $35,000 was the right thing to do, she didn’t think returning the Conservative lawn signs was though. You see, one screwed up the Conservatives and one helped her. Principles are a one-way street with Guergis apparently.

I would be curious to find out who actually owns the signs as I’m under the impression that a candidate may not have funds etc during a non-writ period.

I would also like to know if it’s OK for an independent to use the capitalized word “Conservative” in their election advertising as it is very clear about who may and may not use registered political party names.


CBC host admits on-line voting preference slants Liberal

I just watched a CBC News host admit at the end of a segment on how great their VoteCompass was in determining where one stands in their voting preference, that a journalist told him that when one clicked on “don’t know” on all the answers and it came up “Liberal”.

I tried to replicate the same results but when I came to party leadership competency section, the survey became stuck and wouldn’t advance past this section (3 attempts). see VoteCompass survey here

Why is the CBC pushing such a poorly designed survey that skews the results? Is this something a “neutral” publicly funded news organization should even be involved in?

Update: More proof in this Sun story that this survey slants Liberal here

Globe finds Quebec students would make profit from Liberal grant

This is what happens when you make political policies on the fly and have a leader who doesn’t have a clue about them.

The Liberals have promised a $1,000-$1,500 “learning passport” (perfectly named after Iggy huh?) grants for students attending accredited university, college or CÉGEP costing an estimated $1B.

Besides education being a provincial responsibility, the Globe and Mail asked why the Liberals would give a minimum of $1,000 to students attending Quebec CEGEPs when the cost to attend is just $500? (see here)

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