Monthly Archives: October 2003

SK Tobacco law suspended

October 28, 2003 Comments Off on SK Tobacco law suspended

Retailers are free to sell cigarettes in plain view until the Supreme Court of Canada deals with Saskatchewan’s tobacco law Read More »

SK Election 2 – CBC Poll

October 28, 2003 Comments Off on SK Election 2 – CBC Poll

NDP 42 SKP 39 LIB 18 Undecided 15 The debate is tonight on CBC, CTV, and CBC radio Read More »

SK Election Poll from the Leader Post:

October 25, 2003 1 Comment »

NDP 44.7 SKP 42.1 LIB 12.2 Undecided 11.5 The SKP say that the poll is off, and that their own polling suggests they are ahead by around 7 points, with many more undecided voters (over 20%). Also today, the NP ... Read More »

NF Election I

October 21, 2003 2 Comments »

The PCs won today’s NF election. Current numbers: Seats PC 36 LIB 10 NDP 2 Vote PC 58 LIB 33 NDP 7 Thank goodness, if anyone needs a better government it is Newfoundland. But a 25 point win is huge. ... Read More »

Canadian Healthcare – all waiting lists, all the time.

October 21, 2003 Comments Off on Canadian Healthcare – all waiting lists, all the time.

Fraser institute has a new study out. Among their conclusions: Waiting times for surgical and therapeutic services in Canada have increased 7.3 percent over last year. The total waiting time for patients between referral from a general practitioner and treatment, ... Read More »

Wes Loves Bush

October 19, 2003 1 Comment »

…or at least he still did in January of 2002. How can anyone take this man seriously Read More »

David Frum article

October 18, 2003 Comments Off on David Frum article

Very good David Frum article on the CA/PnC merger. The agreement between Stephen Harper and Peter MacKay to form a new conservative party out of the old Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservatives is obviously a huge political event. But it ... Read More »

Conservative Unite!

October 16, 2003 Comments Off on Conservative Unite!

It’s about bloody time. A deal in principle has been reached between the CA and the PnCs. This is good news. Best coverage today is on Bourque. Is Mike Harris the best candidate to lead the new party? Or is ... Read More »

They’re everywhere, they’re everywhere!

October 16, 2003 1 Comment »

Fans of ubiquitous computing recently got together to discuss and plan advances in the field. The idea behind ubiquitous computing is that computers should be everywhere, invisibly aiding users. First described by a researcher at Xerox’s PARC facility, ubiquitous comuting ... Read More »

The imploding Anglican church

October 15, 2003 Comments Off on The imploding Anglican church

George Will has an excellent column on what’s happening to the Anglican church. Essentially the liberal wing wants to ordain gay bishops, arguing that the Bible’s teachings are antequated. The fact remains that the majority of Anglicans are located in ... Read More »

China launches man into space

October 14, 2003 1 Comment »

It is tough to tell what the significance of this is, but I think it is definitely a big deal Read More »

Smallest x86 proc ever

October 14, 2003 2 Comments »

Via introduces the NanoBGA processor, the world’s smallest x86 processor. It will be integrated into their new line of 12cm X 12cm Nano-ITX motherboards Read More »