Amazingly, the Conservatives seem to still be doing sketchy things with robo-calls. Push polls. Not identifying the source of the call. Phantom companies. What the hell?
Mike Duffy is a Conservative Senator.
His primary residence is supposed to be PEI, both so that he can claim
living expenses in Ottawa, and so that he actually qualifies to be a
Senator representing PEI. Yet, somehow he doesn't have the proper
medical documentation for
somebody who is actually a resident of PEI? And he tries to pull some
strings to fastrack the documentation that "proves" that he lives
there? Well, maybe he had to do this because he doesn't really
live there. He lives in Ottawa. And therefore he probably shouldn't be
a Senator representing PEI and he shouldn't be receiving living
expenses. The only thing left is for him to call the reporter who dug this up a bitch.
Who exactly is the Environmental Commissioner? Well, whoever he is, he sees fracking as a risk and is also concerned with east coast offshore drilling. That's a good way to get your budget cut.
Along similar lines, what is the Conference Board of Canada? Whoever they are, they're not impressed by our direction on poverty and income inequality.
You thought I was going to leave you hanging there, didn't you? Well,
the Conference Board of Canada is "non-profit Canadian organization dedicated to researching and analyzing economic trends". Oh. Wait. I
remember these guys. They plagiarized a report from the IIPA. It's bad
enough to listen to the IIPA, but to plagarize them? Yikes.
What is going on in Real Estate in Vancouver right now? Whow knows.
It's impossible to get a straight answer out of anybody involved in the
industry. This post indicates that prices are slightly down, volume is
down, things are slow, and people are opting to just not sell, rather
than lower their price. This post suggests that things are a bit
murkier than that. Regardless, homes sitting on the market and people
opting just not to sell is not sustainable. At some point, people are
going to have to sell for a variety of reasons. It will be interesting
to see what happens then.