Justin Trudeau is Canada’s Next Prime Minister!

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation just made the call on election returns they saw that Justin Trudeau will be Canada’s next Prime Minister (23rd)!

Finally, Canada smartened up and got rid of “our George Bush”. Now, if only we could find our Barack Obama rather than somebody who sounds like a junior high school kid at a pep rally when giving speeches.

Honestly, I just hope he’s a good listener to be able to listen to good advisers he’ll have to rely on for policy advice.

Would Canadians Mourn as Much for Stephen Harper as Jack Layton?

It’s been a few days since the passing of New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton as I write this, and the tributes are still pouring in. Thousands have come to Ottawa to say goodbye in person as his body laid in state. Impromptu memory walks and memorials have been set up across the country by people he’s never met. Public reactions from the famous to the infamous to the nonfamous are still pouring in. People are still updating their Twitter and Facebook accounts with more tweets and statuses about Jack days after the fact. They’re talking about it all over the place, too, not just online. It’s a really heart felt national tragedy, one that has overshadowed plane crashes and other tragedies that have also gone on during this time.

While thinking about all this, though, I had another thought.

Would Canadians be mourning as much if Stephen Harper had died the other day instead of Jack Layton?

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Canada Needs Its Own Black Guy with Disputable Citizenship to Run for PM

Wow.

That Canadian election “debate” tonight was pathétique!

Stephen Harper was ahead of the game again by secretly authorizing the leakage of that Auditor-General’s G8 spending abuse report just days ago. You had better believe it! It refocused the other candidates’ talking points  on more of the same old abuse of the PC government, where there’s marginal impact now, rather than discussing some real issues that would have much larger impact on swaying voters.

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Watch Canadian PM Stephen Harper Sing “With a Little Help from My Friends” with Yo-Yo Ma

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has finally found a better use for his mouth than for politics!

In a surprise moment at the National Arts Centre Gala in Ottawa last night (Oct 3), Stephen Harper appeared on stage to sing the Beatles classic With a Little Help from my Friends with Yo-Yo Ma… and he wasn’t bad. That’s a lot more than I can say about him in politics!

[I’ll try to find a better quality full video for this soon]

While Stevo Beatle sat in a Franz Liszt pianist concert posture side on to the audience, the filming was from an angle that hid his hands, defeating the objective of the Liszt seating arrangement. His piano playing might have been as shady as his politics, for all we know, and was definitely all behind the scenes.

However, I was all right with his singing so he’s got a future after politics that’s going to end soon. He’s relied on a little help from his friends and some Canadian apathy to stay in power so far, but his friends are dwindling. He’ll need a little more than that to stay in power long cause we’re becoming a lot less apathetic about his pathetic performance so far.

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Stephen Harper Singing at the National Arts Centre Gala on Oct 3 2009

I’ll give Stevo this, though. That performance in Ottawa was the first thing Stevo’s done that I’ve tolerated to any extent. As for Yo-Yo Ma, well, let’s just say I’m trying really hard not to judge him by the company he keeps.

And that part of the song where Stevo Beatle sings “I need somebody to love”, that’s going to be priceless for the post-election celebrations when he goes down in the next election. 🙂

Finally, isn’t it ironic of all the people Stevo could perform with, he chooses a guy named Yo-Yo? Given all of Stevo’s unfulfilled promises, retracting on so many campaign promises, Yo-Yo is a name Stevo might consider for himself.

Yo-Yo Harper. One who harps but goes back and forth on it. Kind has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

Credit to my friend Liz Shouldice for the video alert.

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 7.5