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On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Friday, November 01, 2002

Whoops! Tory out!

Rogers Communications boss John Tory has announced that he won't run for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative party. This leaves the ferderal Tories (the party, not the family) looking at a weak field of potential successors to outgoing leader Joe Clark. All of the likely contenders for the party's leadership will probably be fairly obscure (outside of political circles) MP's from the Maritimes -- Scott Brison and Peter MacKay come to mind.

Having a leader from Atlantic Canada will do nothing to dispell the image that the Tories have, since their 1993 rout, degenerated into an Atlantic Canadian rump party with little appeal west of New Brunswick. The Canadian Alliance, who have been tring to paint the Tories as nothing but a rump, can profit from this situation; it helps the Alliance's position that they, and not their rivals on the right, are the true national conservative political party in Canada.
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