Monday News Round-Up
2) Meanwhile, the money is flowing in Alberta. It will be interesting to see the PC leadership candidates all come out with detailed plans about what they intend to do with the embarrassingly large surplus. Ha ha ha!
3) That said, under Dalton McGuinty's latest plan, more money would be transferred to Alberta, and all the provinces, as part of a GST transfer. Uh-huh. Here's an idea: raise the provincial sales tax to make up for the GST cut (as pointed out by Paul Wells and...everybody else in Canada).
4) I'm glad Gilles Duceppe and Andre Boisclair are raising the important issues which effect each and every Quebecer... Harper may have sold out on the fiscal imbalance thing, but at least he's refusing to get sucked into the whole "is Quebec a nation" debate.
5) The book Ralph Klein threw at a page is up on e-bay. Place your bids!
6) The Hill Times has an article on the difficulty in signing up members for the Liberal leadership race. From personal experience, I'm fairly sure the numbers will be quite bellow what they were in 2003.
7) Politics did a series of interviews with the Liberal leadership candidates last week (although I don't think Dion made an appearance):
Monday: Dryden, Fry
Tuesday: Volpe, Findlay, Bennett
Wednesday: Kennedy, Ignatieff, Bob (interesting question on missile defense was asked...more on that later...)
Thursday: Brison, Bevilacqua
Also, Mike Duffy's interview with Stephen Harper is online.