Edmund S. Phelps, Political Economy - An Introductory Text, p. 65
It really all started early this morning in Toronto, Ontario. Hundreds of cops in swat and riot gear rose up before sunrise to serve warrants not just on individuals, but rather whole apartment buildings! And the haul was huge! Why, on the vulgar old style media CBC TV evening news it was mentioned that the drug haul alone was worth over three million bucks! And it was mentioned that several fair weather friends of the present mayor of Toronto were also caught up in the drag net.
|Canadian Senate - Still with us...|
Meanwhile, somewhere in Europe, Steve Harper, of the 'Harper Government' was getting a very rough ride indeed. The questions of the Senate scandal back home kept coming up like an uncooked burger on a really bad BBQ circuit stop somewhere in Alberta. Even his "good friend" hosts were taking shots at him, no doubt for the photo op and North American exposure it would surely bring. When the doomed man landed in Paris it all seemed to take a very large step.
|Arthur Porter IV - Taking a Canadian summer trip...|
Then there was that short blip from the CBC social desk, announcing that Mr. and Mrs. Porter IV have agreed to accept an all expense paid summer vacation in Canada, that could last for many years indeed, pending the outcome of the money laundering and other charges. My goodness when the hole starts to cave in and another bigger shovel just seems to make no difference, you know it all but over.
The NDP is really getting close to another big scandal concerning that nasty NSA program called PRISM that seems to be hooked up to Canada (!) somehow or another. The Defense Minister is standing by his claim that there is no spying on Canadian citizens by Canadians. The Opposition knows there is something wrong here and they are right. It is all quite simple, when the Americans want to wire tap an American citizen they certainly do stick to the letter of the law and do not listen in, in the United States. They simply flip a switch and the call is instantly routed to Canada! Where it is now a foreigner talking on the telephone! When Canada wants to drop in on your calls here in Canada the process works in reverse! No laws are broken and the respective governments are free to run rough shod over your civil rights and liberties. Pretty smooth or what?