This is the week that was

The NDP launched attack ads. James Moore chided. Greg Fingas considered the message.

Stephen Harper rallied Conservatives in Calgary. Justin Trudeau kept thinking. Vic Toews was said to be in line for a judgeship. Jason Kenney invited your thanks. Wayne Easter offered a plea for supply management (but Mike Moffatt quibbled). Bal Gosal was interrupted. Bev Oda bought an air purifier. Leona Aglukkaq requested a study of wind turbines. Megan Leslie chided. Thomas Mulcair said plans for the Northern Gateway pipeline should be scrapped, wagered it would never come to be and then put on his cowboy hat and visited the Stampede. Jeff Watson called for diplomatic decorum in search of the Windsor Hum. Rob Anders objected to the honouring of Norman Bethune. Bal Gosal was interrupted again. Rob Nicholson appealed a BC court’s ruling on assisted suicide. Bal Gosal was interrupted for a third time. And Elizabeth May questioned our ties to China.

Etobicoke Centre went to the Supreme Court for a debate about democracy. Our politicians remained unpopular. Scientists mourned the demise of evidence. Our prisons were increasingly crowded and violent. Britain was Bizarro Canada. And we tallied cuts to parks and research.

We wondered if someone other than a Conservative might win Calgary Centre and, with the NDP leading in the polls, whether the 2011 election was a real thing.Alice Funke charted the money and the votes of the 2011 election. Alex Himelfarb considered the politics of the next generation. The Washington Post travelled the route of Keystone XL. Adam Goldenberg, among others, considered the meaning of Etobicoke Centre. Vass Bednar and Mark Stabile suggest a fiscal conservative case for statistics.

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This is the week that was

  1. Vic Toews is a goof.

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