“An unmitigated disaster”

For the NDP, the results are an unmitigated disaster and the postmortems will be painful. – Roger Turenne, CBC, July 18.

Montreal’s AHL team, led by Sylvain Lefebvre, was an unmitigated disaster. – Eric Engels, Sportsnet, July 9.

Knowing the question was coming, Trudeau took the occasion of a press conference Thursday to give an answer that managed neither to deny the charge nor to admit to it. Or rather it seemed at times both to deny it and to admit it. It was in short a masterpiece of calculated ambiguity — and an unmitigated disaster. – Andrew Coyne, National Post, July 6.

The federal government’s Phoenix payroll system has been an unmitigated disaster since Day 1. – Editorial, Halifax Chronicle-Herald, July 5.

On and off the ice, the Senators have been an unmitigated disaster in the wake of their 3-2 double overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 of the 2017 Eastern Conference final. – Joshua Clipperton, Canadian Press, June 14.

The election of Doug Ford as premier of Canada’s second-largest government is an unmitigated disaster. – Arshy Mann, Xtra, June 7.

I’m referring specifically to [Doug Ford’s] spectacular luck to be running against a government hobbled by the unmitigated disaster of Ontario’s dysfunctional hydroelectricity sector. – Matt Gurney, 640 Toronto, Apr. 14.

The roll-out of the proposed tax has been an unmitigated disaster, not only because it’s being rightly perceived as a cash grab, but also because the political messaging around it has been muddled and disjointed. – Tom Brodbeck, Winnipeg Sun, Apr. 4.

In the years since the Modernization Act, many educational institutions have paid Copyright Access nothing at all, taking advantage of the vague language of the act. The result has been an unmitigated disaster for Canadian educational publishing, with estimated losses of some C$50 million in payments to publishers over the last five years. – Ed Nawotka, Publishers Weekly, Mar. 5.

As working vacations go — and there was little more than a half-day of “work,” his meeting Friday with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi — it was an unmitigated disaster. – Editorial, Toronto Sun, Feb. 23.

But stubborn has been Selinger’s middle name ever since he announced on April 16, 2013 – over the opposition of many of his senior cabinet colleagues – that he planned to increase the Retail Sales Tax from 7% to 8%, two years after mocking the idea and pledging to voters in a provincial election that he would not do so. The decision was an unmitigated disaster. – Tom Brodbeck, Winnipeg Sun, Feb. 20.

Forgive us if we get a little nervous when the provincial government starts talking about creating a new venture capital fund for business using taxpayers’ dollars. The last time the province tried this, through both the failed Crocus and Ensis labour sponsored investment funds, it was an unmitigated disaster. – Editorial, Winnipeg Sun, Feb. 9.

WINNER: Winnipeg Sun (3); MVP Tom Brodbeck (2)

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2 comments on ““An unmitigated disaster”
  1. OJM says:

    These days I’m favouring “total fucking goat-rodeo” (props to the late Anthony Bourdain).

  2. wolfkir says:

    Leting those opinionaters opinoniate is the ultimate unmitigated disaster. (Hey, that’s two cliches in a row! Do I win a prize?)

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