Archive for October, 2008

Five Technologies You Need To Cover A Canadian Election

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Based on the election coverage I’ve identified five technologies that are needed to cover a Canadian election (apparently) – from highest cost to lowest.

  1. On-Screen numbers and graphs — WITH fancy transitions!
  2. Seat projection software – this is generally in second place, but CTV want’s you to know that they’re first
  3. Eyeglasses – for people you thought didn’t need them
  4. A Smart Board
  5. A Twitter account – and of course a so-last-election special E-Mail address

Vote Shift

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Sorry Stéphane Dion – I think you had some great policies and had some great ideas for Canada. But how one projects their leadership counts for a lot. One can lament that state of affairs, but at the same time a whole party, caucus or cabinet can bring forward policy, but there is only one part leader.

Stéphane was able to bring a lot of good ideas forward but often at the same time, in the same sentence. He also brought a surprising amount syllables to English Canadians. One of his best decisions was to form a pact with Elizabeth May because at least there was someone to explain the Green Shift.

The Liberals apparently still need to complete their re-invention, and in the end the election was probably a necessary step.

Canadians are left with the same mean-spirited, close-minded, and needlessly-combative government that promised to takeover and bring integrity to Ottawa and has so far done anything but. It’s small comfort that it will only be a Conservative Minority.