On the move!
Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, ianking.ca 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 vancouverscrum.blogspot.com with www.ianking.ca 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 ianking.ca!
—Ian King, December 13, 2004
Tuesday, February 04, 2003
If you thought that there was something incomplete and foreign about the usual package of institutional reforms that the Canadian political Right keeps talking about, you're not mistaken. So says Montreal professor Joseph Heath, who points out that the usual prescriptions of fixed terms, a EEE senate, term limits and such are offered up not for their suitability for use in a parliamentary democracy, but because they conform to the basic fall-back position of Canadian conservatives, "if it's American, it must be good." In other words, intellectual laziness. Ouch.
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