David Akin

@davidakin

National Bureau Chief, Sun Media. Host of Battleground 5 ET M-F on Sun News Network. I cover politics. Normally from Ottawa, Canada.

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Had a special guest on Battleground tonight: My son, Henry, running for student council prez

If u think Alberta’s Wild Rose Party are nothing angry old white guys, look again …http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/10/01/wildrose-goes-after-alberta-voters-hovering-in-the-political-centre-in-provincial-byelections #ableg

1937: CDN universities like McGill sell their own branded pack of smokes as fundraisers http://www.canadashistory.ca/Magazine/Online-Extension/Articles/When-Smoking-was-Chic

No Canadian combat without MPs debate and approval http://www.ottawasun.com/2014/09/30/no-canadian-combat-in-iraq-without-mps-approval

Monty Python censorship letter: We want to retain “fart in your general direction” http://www.openculture.com/2014/09/monty-python-and-the-holy-grail-censorship-letter.html

PMSH #UNGA speech preceded by Tanzania’s : the two have a long, close history. http://blogs.canoe.ca/davidakin/foreign-affairs/the-harper-tanzania-connection/

Suspect if ‘s UN speech was put to a vote in #HOC, would pass unanimously. Text: http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2014/09/25/statement-prime-minister-canada-new-york

Guy Lafleur thinks there ought to be a Canadiens captain!

Right now on Battleground : reports on #nbvotes from NB NDP HQ in Fredericton

Rob Ford in hospital with tumour http://www.torontosun.com/2014/09/10/rob-ford-in-hospital-with-tumour

From on win: “Tory titanic gets new captain before hitting iceberg” http://t.co/nJwNvJZAnY

I think one party ruling for 15,691 days is a sign of political dysfunction. PC Party of Alberta thinks otherwise:

If he becomes Alberta’s premier, says there will be term limits on politicians http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/08/21/noon-alberta-leadership-contender-jim-prentice-makes-a-policy-speech

Hillary dissing Obama makes the front of the NY Post:

Winnipeg mayoral candidate takes fire for wife’s racial slur http://www.winnipegsun.com/2014/08/09/beg-pardon-aboriginal-winnipeggers-take-issue-with-lorrie-steevess-racist-rant