Canadian politics: This is your (TV-movie) life In light of the announcement that Rick Roberts and Sook Yin-Lee will play Jack Layton and Olivia Chow in CBC’s Smilin’ Jack: The Jack Layton Story, the Post‘s Steve Murray looks at which other stars should stand in for Canada’s political heavyweights in the inevitable dramatizations of their lives.
On the occasion of our fifth anniversary, way back in 2003, the National Post put together a series of front pages, wondering what they would have looked if we’d been around in previous ages. They’d been long forgotten until a dusty poster turned up under a reporter’s desk and now revived here. (Pages by Rob Mckenzie and Kagan McLeod)
This is the last of our faux front pages, Good thing too as we may have been a bit off in our predictions.
Quebec City’s NHL dream an expensive risk OK, we’re playing along, and saying maybe Mr. Bettman has given the Quebec politicians at least a knowing wink. Or a handshake with a little tickle thrown in. If that’s the case, then does it make any sense for two levels of government to kick in $400-million for the construction of an arena?
Quebec arena creative, but still pathetic Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty publicly floated the possibility of using the federal gas tax to fund the hockey arena in Quebec City. Yes, that’s right: gas taxes, part of which now flow into a $2-billion municipal infrastructure fund, might be used to build sport and entertainment complexes.