Thursday, April 27, 2006

Episode 08 - Merriment in the Chamber

Topics Covered:

QP Round-up: The latest and greatest from Question Period.
Parliament Preview: Jeremy's take on the tone in the House of Commons and what to watch for.
Leadership Madness Continues: Ever more Liberal candidates with lots of baggage to go around, the Green Party gets in on the leadership fun.


Due to not having done a show on my computer before, I wasn't prepared for a few technical difficulties. As a result, the quality of the show is generally subpar and there is some clicking and skipping that gets progressively worst towards the end. Apologies.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Episode 07 - Rapid Fire Scrum

Topics Covered:

Parliament Opens: Milliken re-elected as Speaker of the House, Throne speech expected on Tuesday, Question Period begins on Wednesday, Accountability Act likely tabled early next week.
More Mouth-Offs: Singer Morrissey compares seal hunt to holocaust and cuts Canadian concert dates, MP Mayes writes that bad journalists should be jailed in Op-Ed and then retracts.
Middle-East Tension: Afghanistan's constitution mashes-up theocracy and democracy, Canada cuts support to Palestine's Hamas-led government, Israel elects new Prime Minister, Iran showcases weapons as its relationship with Russia worries the West.
Liberal Leadership: Jeremy reports on Ignatieff's "vision speech", controversial views on torture.

Relevant Links:

Milliken re-elected Speaker as Parliament resumes
Slate's Explainer on Hunting Seals
Tory MP retracts suggesting jailing bad journalists
The Torture Toolkit
Harper must let his ministers take the heat
"Not a red cent to Hamas"
Ignatieff's Speech Transcript (note: does not contain ad lib regarding protesters)