Holiday News Roundup
Former premier Ralph Klein is to be presented with the Cam Fella Award next month in Mississauga by Standardbred Canada. The organization says no other provincial government has been as supportive to Canadian horse racing as the Klein-led Progressive Conservative government in Alberta.
The provincial government is pumping about $63 million into horse racing this year alone.
2. I'll be updating my links and sidebar at some point in the next week and when I do, I'll be sure to include this new blog. More than anyone else around, Darryl defines what it means to be a Calgary grit, and it's great to see people blogging who have been around this party for as long as him.
3. While Darryl has been a Liberal for decades, this new blogger has been a Liberal for weeks - nevertheless, he'll also be up on the link list when I update.
4. I'm never one to jump to conspiracy theories, but something is rotten in the state of Denmark with this one:
OTTAWA — Canada's chief electoral officer, who was involved in a months-long spat with the Conservative party over whether it broke federal election laws, is resigning.
There was no immediate reason given for Jean-Pierre Kingsley's decision to step down as head of Elections Canada at the end of next month.
The Conservatives said Mr. Kingsley's departure and the dispute were completely unrelated.
5. So long Mr. President.
6. So long James Brown.
7. And, Saddam Hussein is dead.