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Blue Valentine: Conservative pick-up lines

Feeling blue at the end of Valentine’s Day weekend? These imaginary pick up lines from Stephen Harper and some of his cabinet colleagues, courtesy of Ottawa artist Gabe Thirlwall (also known as Fish on Fridays), may cheer you up. The Valentines are from Thirlwall’s Political Circus puppet series.  

February 16, 2014

Feeling blue at the end of Valentine’s Day weekend?

These imaginary pick up lines from Stephen Harper and some of his cabinet colleagues, courtesy of Ottawa artist Gabe Thirlwall (also known as Fish on Fridays), may cheer you up. The Valentines are from Thirlwall’s Political Circus puppet series.

Stephen Harper's Valentine

Joe Oliver's Valentine

Jim Flaherty's Valentine

John Baird's Valentine

 

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The comical reporting of magical Keystone XL jobs

As jostling continues over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, boosters of the project talk about how it will create “tens of thousands of jobs” in Canada and the United States. Forget TransCanada’s own application to the U.S. State Department, which said that, at its peak, the company would require about “3,500 to 4,200 construction personnel” to […]

February 15, 2014

As jostling continues over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, boosters of the project talk about how it will create “tens of thousands of jobs” in Canada and the United States.

Forget TransCanada’s own application to the U.S. State Department, which said that, at its peak, the company would require about “3,500 to 4,200 construction personnel” to build the pipeline.

And forget the study from the Cornell University Global Labor Institute. Researchers crunched TransCanada’s own data…