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A social-democratic budget passes

Yes, there’s been a dearth of posts here; no, I don’t plan on turning this into a polictical blog. However, given the last two posts were about the Canadian government’s delicate position, consider this the third (and for now) concluding entry.

My former professor (with assists by a former auto magnate and the sole, elected-as-an-independent MP) helped keep the Conservatives and separtists from bringing down the weak Liberal government lead by PM². The former managed to convince the latter to adopt the key planks of the NDP budget. The result: for the first time in more than a decade (or two), social democratic principles are first and foremost. (For kicks, see how The New York Times reports on the whole thing.)

The election delay also means that some commercial-based projects at The Globe and Mail’s Web site could be spun-off in interesting ways for the site’s eventual election coverage.