The Sixth Estate
I have run across this blog before and had intended on mentioning in a post… but other things got in the way, as I recall.
If you are looking for some well-written and thought-out views on Canadian politics – with a particular slant toward Canada’s media and the interface with the political levels – then this is a good place to check out on a regular basis.
Here’s a sample:
Stephen Harper’s campaign director, Guy Giorno, is giving a speech at the Economic Club of Canada on the subject of how they won the election and how “Harper is now poised to become one of Canada’s longest-serving prime ministers.” While it may well happen, I’d say it’s a trifle optimistic. He’s only halfway to cracking the top five, at which point he’ll be in fine company — two of the most corrupt prime ministers in our nation’s history and a third who is the only other one to date to try to shut down Parliament improperly. (Unlike Harper, King failed.) He’ll also be the first person in the top five who is neither a Grit nor a Tory. The current Conservative Party are not Tories. They are Reformers.
Reads like something the ol’ Trashmeister would say… but better-written, IMHO. And most of the posts are not long-winded essays that mine tend to be from time to time. Short. Snappy. And frequent. Nice.
Here is the link – plus I’ll be adding it to my blogroll over there in the right sidebar ————————————>