inRandom Thoughts

Jean Charest has slammed the door shut on my Quebecois Student brethren, and they will have to finish their terms in August? I really think this is a mistake and with the looming specter of an election on the horizon, will this be a lever for our Independiste friends to seize power in Quebec? Will we have another decade of Canadian hand wringing, thanks to separatist leanings in both Quebec and Alberta? Will Monsieur Bouchard make a comeback and be the Savior in Quebec? This could make for a great deal of fun for all of us, stay tuned folks, and make sure you have your safety straps tightly attached.

As for other news, check out our amigo Preet’s Podcasts, there will be a very interesting one coming up this week, with some crazed financial crackpots spouting their demented concepts of the demise of Western Civilization. You might get a new point of view on your humble author as well (if you can guess, it is me this week, who knows whether Preet’s podcast can recover from this, we shall see).

I did have a great deal of pleasure watching St. Gail Vaz-Oxlade of the personal finance take on the suited dragons of Bay street on TVO’s Agenda. Mrs. C8j was cheering out loud as Gail skewered the suited beasts (in our opinion).

A long weekend awaits Canada, enjoy it, with your family, enjoy the sunshine (hopefully), and relax as well.

Weekly Recap

Some improving data from Stats Canada about jobs, but other news which may not be as good news for the young folks searching for jobs (including my own kids):

And thanks to those who added me on Twitter I am now over 1050 folks who follow me, holy cow! If you join my “Twitter Posse”, you might notice I am also re-Tweeting some posts from the French Media as well (hell, if I am learning the language, shouldn’t we all?).

Check out my Facebook page as well (but no I won’t be buying Facebook stock). The page includes many different posts, not just my own (kind of like this Friday post, but all week-long).

Links for the Week

With Europe threatening to implode (financially) and other interesting issues arising with this what did our favorite writers write about this week:

Donating Blood Thoughts

Have you given lately:

The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.

Many Folks


  • My Own AdvisorMay 18, 2012, 7:12 PM

    Yeah, I’ve been meaning to post a review of Rob’s book for some time. Dinner was an incentive, yes 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  • PreetMay 18, 2012, 11:24 AM

    Thanks for the links and for coming on the show – it was fun!

  • Michael JamesMay 18, 2012, 7:51 AM

    For what it’s worth, I thought the only person making any sense in the TVO debate was Milevsky, but didn’t get to speak much. It was good fun, though.


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