Wednesday Link-Off: Budget Blues

renee-young-wwe15-01You know that you’re gearing up to an election when everyone is talking about the federal budget. I haven’t really gotten into the nitty-gritty of the budget yet but some of what I’ve read about how it’s been put together kind of scares me. That Vice article downright terrifies me.

Anyway, it’s Wednesday which means that it’s time for us to do the links. Since we’re talking a lot about the Canadian budget, let’s kick things off with Renee Young.

Yesterday was federal budget day in Canada. It’s 500+ pages of campaigning for the Conservative government. (MacLean’s)

By the way, the budget is balanced. That’s thanks to taking money from the Government’s reserve funds which leaves the country in vulnerable financial shape should the economy get worse. (Vice)

Speaking of upcoming elections, rather than deal with a minority government, Canadians want a coalition government. Bad news for the Conservatives? (Toronto Star)

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Sunday Link-Off: 30

renee-young-wwe14-06It’s the end of the week… Unless you’re in North America. Because our calendars are different, it’s the start of a new week. It’s also the start of a new decade of professional wrestling with WrestleMania 30 tonight. Somehow, the WWE made a WrestleMania XXX logo without making it look like a porno.

Anyway, it’s time for the Sunday edition of the links. Let’s start with Canada’s contribution to Renee Young (AKA Renee Paquette).

The USA hasn’t let go of old grudges against Cuba. They built a Cuban version of Twitter to undermine the Cuban government. (Associated Press)

Mark Cuban, of Dallas Mavericks and Shark Den fame, thinks the US patent system is broken and is in desperate need of fixing. (Politico)

Did you know that professional poker players don’t just make money from tournament pots and endorsements? They also stake other players for a cut of earnings. (Wall Street Journal)

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