Monthly Archives: January 2006


Ping’s not happy;

Canada now has a conservative minority government. This hasn’t been such a good day, for several reasons.

… but I think a Conservative minority is the best thing for this country right now. They fully deserve it, as they ran a brilliant campaign, toning down the usual (anti) social rhetoric, and presenting a solidly fiscally conservative plan. They even kept their loons on a leash; no small feat.

It’s a shame Harper’s such a freak (anti-gay, anti-choice, …), but he’ll be kept on a short leash with a minority government, especially as the NDP doesn’t have enough seats to give him control of parliament, and he’s already said he won’t form a coalition with with the separatist BQ.

Most importantly though, the Liberals got the kick in the ass they so desperately needed.


I’ve got a very long layover in Vancouver on Thursday, on my way to
Sydney (an old booking trick that increases your probability of getting an upgrade
… just not this time 8-( ); I arrive about 10:00, depart about 18:00. There’s
lots of work I can get done in the lounge, but if anybody’d like to get together
for lunch or whatever, that’d be cool.

My cell.