Friday, June 30, 2006

what to do instead of shopping on sunday ...

this is from today's halifax herald ...
dos and don'ts
so, rod, you don't want me to buy grocieries on sunday. i can't buy a shirt at zellers. I can't go to canadian tire or home depot.
but i can sit in a tavern and drink and play the VLT's, i can go to the cold beer store, i can sit in the casino all day or go see the strippers.
i just want to be clear on what i can or cannot do on sunday.
- mike van dine, dartmouth

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

CONS: ignore laws and a canadian abroad

the house has only recessed for a few short days and the conservatives continue to display why they should not be in government.

early this morning ctv reported that foreign affairs minister peter mackay and parliamentary secretary jason kenny had done next to nothing to help a canadian who has been extradited from uzbekistan to china, for organizing a pro democratic party in the communist state. as a result huseyincan celil, of burlington, ontario is now facing the death penalty.

you would think that the harper government would do everything in its power to help a democratic crusader abroad. i guess when you leave things to potato pete you can’t expect much.

and then….

this evening ctv reported that the cons failed to understand the election act… looks like this one is developing… but it would appear that they have taken $2 million in donations illegally.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

ns election predictions

With only days before e-day… here are my election predictions for the Nova Scotia Election. I have given many of the Liberal incumbents the benefit of the doubt and have projected some pickups in the Annapolis Valley and rural Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Halifax Regional Municipality

1. Bedford: Francis Mackenzie – [Liberal]
2. Cole Harbour: Darrell Dexter – [NDP]
3. Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage: Kevin Deveaux – [NDP]
4. Dartmouth East: Joan Massey – [NDP]
5. Dartmouth North: Trevor Zinck – [NDP]
6. Dartmouth South-Portland Valley: Marilyn Moore – [NDP]
7. Eastern Shore: Bill Dooks – [PC]
8. Halifax Atlantic: Michele Raymond – [NDP]
9. Halifax Chebucto: Howard Epstein – [NDP]
10. Halifax Citadel: Bill Black – [PC]
11. Halifax Clayton Park: Diana Whalen – [Liberal]
12. Halifax Fairview: Graham Steele – [NDP]
13. Halifax Needham: Maureen MacDonald – [NDP]
14. Hammonds Plains-Upper Sackville: Barry Barnet – [PC]
15. Preston: Keith Colwell – [Liberal]
16. Sackville-Cobequid: Dave Wilson – [NDP]
17. Timberlea-Prospect: Bill Estabrooks – [NDP]
18. Waverly-Fall River-Beaverbank: Gary Hines – [PC]

PC – 4
NDP - 11
Liberal - 3
Cape Breton

19. Cape Breton Centre: Laura Lee MacDonald [Liberal]
20. Cape Breton North: Cecil Clarke – [PC]
21. Cape Breton Nova: Gordie Gosse – [NDP]
22. Cape Breton South: Manning MacDonald – [Liberal]
23. Cape Breton West: Dave LeBlanc [Liberal]
24. Glace Bay: Dave Wilson [Liberal]
25. Inverness: Rodney MacDonald – [PC]
26. Richmond: Michel Sampson – [Liberal]
27. Victoria-The Lakes: Gerald Sampson [Liberal]

PC - 2
NDP – 1
Liberal - 6
Rural Mainland Nova Scotia

28. Annapolis: Stephen McNeil – [Liberal]
29. Antigonish: Angus MacIssac – [PC]
30. Argyle: Chris d’Entremont – [PC]
31. Chester St.Margrets: Rick Fraughton – [Liberal]
32. Clare: Paul Comeau – Wayne Gaudet [Liberal]
33. Colchester –Musquodobit Valley: Brooke Taylor – [PC]
34. Colchester North: Karen Casey – [PC]
35. Cumberland North: Ernie Fage – [PC]
36. Cumberland South: Murray Scott – [PC]
37. Digby-Annapolis: Harold Theriault – [Liberal]
38. Guysborough-Sheet Harbour: Ron Chisholm [PC]
39. Hants East: John MacDonnell – [NDP]
40. Hants West: Paula Lunn – [Liberal]
41. Kings North: Mark Parent – [PC]
42. Kings South: Ray Savage – [Liberal]
43. Kings West: Leo Glavine – [Liberal]
44. Lunenburg: Michael Baker – [PC]
45. Lunenburg West: Carolyn Bolivar-Getson – [PC]
46. Pictou Centre: Pat Dunn – [PC]
47. Pictou East: Clarrie MacKinnon – [NDP]
48. Pictou West: Charlie Parker – [NDP]
49. Queens: Vicki Conrad – [NDP]
50. Shelburne: Sterling Belliveau – [NDP]
51. Truro-Bible Hill: Jamie Muir – [PC]
52. Yarmouth: Richard Hurlburt – [PC]

PC – 13
NDP – 5
Liberal – 7


PC – 19
NDP – 17
Liberal – 16