Tag Archives: 2015

Harper’s War on Data

I’ve already touchedĀ a bit about this (Bowles, 2015), but for me this is an important issue. I have worked as a data scientist for the last couple of decades: working in and out of open data, with demographics, across to … Continue reading

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R61: My Birthday

Elections are times when we have to consider the state of our country from a perspective that is minimally personal: what is best for Canada from a national, international and global viewpoint. As far as I’m concerned, Stephen Harper is … Continue reading

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R60: The Polls

As most of us have probably noticed in the last few days, Harper’s Conservatives have been rising in the polls. This was probably predicted by the Conservative PR and election teams: and was one of the reasons for the longest … Continue reading

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R28: Harper’s Senate, Duffy

Like many people in Canada, I’m a bit tired of the whole Mike Duffy affair in Canadian politics. We all know (or at least were not surprised) when the accusations were made that Duffy was Conservative fundraiser who (in spite … Continue reading

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R27: Harper’s Senate, Reform

While doing the research for this series of posts, I’ve learned a lot about our ways of government: Canada as a country, the Prime Minister and the ways that we are governed. The more I’ve studied, the more I’ve been … Continue reading

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R26: Harper’s Senate, Appointments

The Canadian Senate has always been populated by those who have been the favourites of the Prime Minister. I understand that: and I think that is one of its flaws. As far as that goes, I have no difficulty with … Continue reading

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R25: Harper’s Senate, Perspectives

The Canadian political landscape can be one of many hills and valleys, winding twists and turns…and few more tortuous than our senate. For American readers, the Canadian Senate is an unelected group of men and women who are appointed for … Continue reading

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