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From the horse’s mouth
Journalism is dead
—Ottawa Sun,  Oct. 10, 2014.

Heh, heh…what, too soon?
Edgy testimony: Magnotta lawyer, pathologist, clash over electric saw
—Ottawa Sun, Oct. 11, 2014.

A vital part of the Tories’ ongoing efforts to wean us from the nanny state
MacKay ensures crime does pay
—Ottawa Sun,  Oct. 10, 2014.

Seems he got tired of waiting
Neil Patrick Harris lets you tell his story
—Page D4, Ottawa Citizen, Oct. 18, 2014.

Harris tweets fans that he’s hosting 2015 Oscars
—Page D6, Ottawa Citizen, Oct. 18, 2014.

A paranoia is better than none
“I don’t want to feed paranoia, but as prime minister I can tell you I share the frustrations of our caucus members,” said Harper, before alluding to “bureaucratic initiatives that we think are effectively trying to put the long gun registry back in through the back door.”
—Bruce Cheadle, Canadian Press, Oct. 17, 2014.

And if that doesn’t work, I’ll just whip it out and get some real laughs
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau says he will impose greater discipline on himself to avoid making off-the-cuff remarks that his opponents can use against him…. The self-restraint will come after “hard-learned experience of the fact that when I am trying to say something clever that tickles my own wry sense of humour, all too often it gives material for my opponents to drag us off track in the direction that is unhelpful,” Mr. Trudeau said…. In a newly published memoir, Mr. Trudeau writes…that “you can also get yourself in trouble needlessly, by making it too easy for your critics. This often happens when I try to be too clever or witty.”
—Mark Kennedy, Postmedia News, Oct. 20, 2014.

And for those that don’t…?
“I can also reaffirm that we will respect an important election commitment we made as Conservatives to lower taxes for Canadian families that work hard.”
—FinMin Joe Oliver, quoted by Bill Curry, Globe and Mail,  Oct, 14, 2014.

Always look on the bright side of, er, death
Ebola.  An emerging global health crisis of the first order.  And. of course, a money-making opportunity.
—David Milstead, Globe and Mail,  Oct. 16, 2014.

Severed heads, on the other hand, are 100% organic, biodegradable and greenhouse-gas free
The things that we don’t know, you know, we can do little things to fight climate change. And yet our army and our armed forces are the biggest CO2 providers into the world, they just…it’s amazing. And yet we are fighting what? ISIS…al-Qaeda. And we are fighting these wars against these organizations and their carbon footprint has got to be like 1% of our huge army and our navy and all of this stuff that have with all our big machines.
—Neil Young on The Howard Stern Show,  Oct. 14, 2014.

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