The biggest problem with elections is that a politician always wins ~ Anonymous
And while that is true, some are better than others. One of the best Canadian politicians of this generation is Tony Clement. He’s smart, articulate, reacts quickly, and knows how important communication is.
Take the Usage Based Billing disaster – once he realized there was a problem, Tony did his homework, and moved quickly to fix it. That he took a while to realize it was a problem isn’t surprising – his remit as Industry Minister is pretty wide.
But one thing you can be guaranteed – that once Tony has a situation in his sights, he keeps it there. And so when MacLeans magazine published an unsigned oped titled: The Internet should be fair—not free—to everyone, Tony used his weapon de jour, Twitter, on them.
At which point I’m going to pass you over to Tony.
Three – Sorry I’m getting steamed about this. But Macleans should admit that unchecked corporate market power does not = invisible hand fairness!
Five – …with being the only source for news & views. How is that market driven or liberty-inducing?? Okay for Egyptians but not Cdns? Bunk!
Isn’t it beautiful? Tony delivered the above in a rather Churchillian form. Five short, quick jabs. Like the Vorpal blade in The Hunting Of The Snark, he chopped his opponent into little bitty bits.
Great job Tony!
Saturday February 19, 2011