Archive for December, 2006

Taipei - DPU Visit

Monday, December 18th, 2006

I was recently in Taipei attending a meeting of the Democratic Pacific Union. This is an organization that promotes democratic government around the Pacific Rim.  It was the first meeting of its sort for me and I was impressed with the discussion and debate among the delegates. Two issues stuck in my mind and brought [...]

Looney Toons

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Is it a coincidence that there was a full moon at the same time as MP Pat Martin and Western Standard Editor Ezra Levant decided that Stéphane Dion was a danger to Canada’s security due to his French passport?One wonders where these people get their ideas.While I am used to the rants of Mr. Martin [...]

Liberal Leadership - Thoughts from a Rookie

Monday, December 4th, 2006

This past weekend I participated in my first leadership convention.  I did not think that this would be an experience that I would enjoy.Quelle surprise! Energy, youth, history, suspense and yes, even intrigue were all present at the convention centre, in the streets of old Montreal, and in the hotels.  I can only compare the [...]