THERE IS NO doubt we have some hard-working, dedicated and selfless MPs like your winner of the second annual Parliamentarian of the Year award (“Bill Blaikie is Canada’s best MP,” National, Dec. 3), but do we need so many of them? We have 308 and counting, with Stephen Harper threatening to add another 22.
It’s the Sum I can’t get out of my mind. The loot. The money he is supposed to have stolen, is convicted of stealing—it may be as low as US$2.9 million. This is cash, in the form of newspaper “non-compete” payments, that Conrad Black apparently failed to pass along to the shareholders of Hollinger International.By JOHN FRASER8 min
Vancouver’s chubby, curly-headed comedian became world famous at the age of 25, starring in the summer hit Knocked Up and cowriting and acting in Superbad— the raunchy cult smash that introduced rail-thin compatriot Michael Cera of Brampton, Ont., who channelled Rogen’s clammy angst to rave reviews.
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