- This is cool: A guy who is mapping and photographing the back laneways of Toronto. Apparently it was mentioned in the Globe and Mail on Saturday.
- Ian Welsh had some more interesting thoughts on the federal budget story. The comments thread at BlogsCanada is worth checking out.
- Jay Currie quoted some numbers I posted in those comments, and I've added some in his own comments section. They are about how much the Liberals raised taxes and cut spending. Jay says "Ouch", but I don't know how else it could have been done.
- Kevin Brennan has given his opinions on the candidates running in Toronto Centre. He's expecting to vote for the Conservative, Megan Harris.
- More than anything else, watching the debate over the RevMod Gaffe-o-Meter has shown me how controversial the definition of a gaffe is.
- I haven't decided if I will watch the debate tonight. I don't know how I feel about watching the whole thing through a translator as they focus on Quebec issues. On the other hand, this debate is the first debate, and that should be interesting. I suppose it will depend on when I finish work.
- Some interesting new poll numbers suggest that Dalton McGuinty is in the spot he's in because his budget was mismarketed. In the Globe and Mail: "The Ipsos-Reid survey found, for example, that 49 per cent preferred the higher taxes of premiums rather than a return to the days when Mike Harris was cutting taxes and paring government spending. The gap between this figure and the 32-per-cent support for the Liberals suggests that potential support for the government was drained away by the strategy behind the marketing of the budget." I believe it.
- I've seen more Peter Elgie - Green Party lawn signs around my riding than I have for the NDP candidate, Norm Tobias
- According to Greenpeace, the NDP is greener than the Green Party. Keep in mind that a former Greenpeace boss is now an NDP candidate. The Greenpeace Report Card is here (link PDF). The Liberals and Conservatives get a lot of Fs.