Thursday, April 28, 2005

Of ear infections and Canadian elections

For those of you who are regular readers of mine here at the World, you know that this is an unusually late hour in the day for me to be delivering a first post on this blog. Unfortunately, I had a project that demanded my time and attention this morning, and that delayed the time in which I could get online to post.

In addition, I seem to have come down with an ear infection this morning. It has been years since I have had one, and man is it painful. Needless to say, your right ear being in constant pain does not lend itself to quality writing abilities. Fortunately for me (but not for Nicole) she had an ear infection earlier this year, which means that the drops are still around the house, and are about to be put to good use.

Despite Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin's deal with the New Democratic Party to save his Government, Canadians may be headed for an election yet. Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says he will attempt to bring the Government down at the "earliest possible opportunity." Harper knows that on a motion of no-confidence, he'll have the support of the Bloc Quebecois. It sounds like he is also banking on the support of at least two of the three independent MPs, which would mean that he does not need to worry about which way the NDP might vote.


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