Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Liveblogging the throne speech

The parcelling out of mentions to all of Harpie's carefully calculated political constituencies begins...

Preliminary thoughts...we waited for this?

Why is Rick Hillier so prominently placed in the background?

Michaelle Jean sounds like internally she's saying, "I can't believe I'm reading this..."

Arctic sovereignty...the apple pie of Canadian politics right now...is there anyone against this?

Oh, it's 2011 that Harpie's now setting out as the date to leave Afghanistan...that should go over real well with the Canadian people...

Canada's "back" in the Americas hemisphere, apparently...where did we go?

Quebec city's anniversary...Quebecois nation motion mentioned...Quebec: check.

Attack on the Senate: check. "Democratic reform"....lol...still trying to get that Americanized elected Senate. Where's the groundswell of popular support for this?

Visual identification of voters...cue the disenfranchisement of all Canadians without appropriate photo ID...this is a sleeper backlash issue, I predict.

25 minutes in, that's it for now...will check back in later...