Thursday, October 22, 2009

Canadian Language Portal

I've been incredibly busy this term, hence the dearth of posts. But my husband, a translator by trade, pointed out this cool new resource to me: Nos Langues/Our Languages is a new language resource tool from the government of Canada. Of particular interest is Termium, which is a major translation database used by the government of Canada, and might be of use to anyone struggling to find that mot juste in their second official language.

Also of interest, speaking of official languages, is the release of volume two of John English's biography of Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Just Watch Me covers the period from 1968-2000. I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of my copy - the first volume was compelling, and I expect the second one will be as well.

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

No Confidence in Parliament... at all!

I, for one, am shocked, absolutely shocked that the Liberals' non-confidence motion failed to pass in the House of Commons. I'm even more shocked that the NDP would chose to abstain on the motion rather than either support the government or the Liberals' motion. I mean, what sort of party would ever follow that particular tactic?

/end dripping sarcasm

At least Rick Mercer is back on TV to help me laugh at the absurdity of it all.

ETA: Hat tip to Canadian Soapbox who is more eloquent on who is winning in this gong show.

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