Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week.

- This blog's current tagline highlights the importance of asking cui bono? when it comes to public policy choices. On that front, points for chutzpah to Baljit Chadha, who actually has the gall to argue that as a poor asbestos merchant he has nothing to gain by seeking public sanction for the industry - particularly compared to the high-powered spouse-of-asbestos-victim lobby.

- It's probably true that the main impact of polling on the federal election was to influence media coverage. But I'd think that serves as an argument for the value of polling: after all, wouldn't the alternative have been for growing popular support for the NDP to go entirely unreported by a media accustomed to framing elections as Con/Lib contests?

- pogge asks some important questions about how Abousfian Abdelrazik was suddenly denied the ability to return to Canada around the same time CSIS was issuing unsupported reports about him.

- Finally, Erin documents the impact of the Ontario NDP's election platform. And it's well worth noting that the cost of McGuinty Libs' corporate tax cuts exceeds both the NDP's own tax reductions which are being met with such vitriol, and the NDP spending which both competing parties are trying to portray as unsustainable.

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