Archive for April 13th, 2011

April 13, 2011

The Daily J.P. Arencibia to Cooperstown Watch, Days 11-12: Swinging and missing

The Blue Jays keep talking Heart and Hustle. It’s another “H” word they’re desperately in need of, though.

During their four-game losing streak, they’ve failed to come up with clutch hits.

The starting pitching’s been okay and the bullpen has been dependable, despite the fact Shawn Camp and Jason Frasor blew leads in the past week.

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April 13, 2011

2011 Canadian Election: Debate winners and losers

Here’s a look at who won the debate in English language on Tuesday as the May 2, 2011 election nears:

MICHAEL IGNATIEFF (LIBERALS)
Best moment:
He did what he had to do: Win the one-on-one debate with Stephen Harper. Up until that point, Harper’s calm and collected demeanour made him appear in command while Ignatieff and the other leaders seemed to lack authority and the way to wear it. Ignatieff stripped him down, beginning with: “You haven’t earned a majority. Majorities are things you earn when you earn the trust of the Canadian people.” In that succinct moment, Ignatieff encapsulated Harper’s plight and, perhaps, his legacy. Minutes later, he hammered at Harper’s imperiousness when he told the Conservative leader his contention that the Canadian people were sick of Parliament’s “bickering” was dead wrong. “This isn’t bickering, Mr. Harper this is democracy,” and added that Parliament wasn’t “some pesky little interference that gets in the way of your power.” From then on, Ignatieff pulled himself level with Harper in terms of holding a commanding presence on stage.

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