The Jordan Glass Times

New issues will be released whenever I have something to say.

Location: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

I am a twenty one year old student currently in my fourth year of a double major in history and political science with a minor in religious studies. I was raised in Thornhill and now now live in the beautiful Northern Ontario city of Sudbury. I am proudly political. Which you will have no problem noticing. You will also find that I am proudly Zionist and proudly Liberal. Of note; my opinions are not reflective of any candidate I may be attached to, nor are they intended to insult or be libelous to any person, place, or thing.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Students take over the House

This is a recent article of Maclean's Magazine. (You will have to scroll down until after the story about Borys W.'s wedding.)

Tell me... what exactly is this?

I have a number of complaints with this article. So let's take it from the top.

1) Queen's University takes their model parliament more seriously than Laurentian University's.
This statement is factually untrue. Laurentian University after only 15 years of model parliament, has always taken it seriously -- a fact that can be (and has been) echoed by House of Commons employees. Moreoever, Laurentian University's model parliamentarians were not allowed juice into the House, merely in the anti-chambers; I'm a sure a practice condoned by Queen's as well.

2) The Queen's First Aid Team
Why does a magazine known for writing on the subject of politic spend most of an article on model parliament discussing the humour of a first aid team at model parliament? And again, how does this imply a greater degree of seriousness?

3) Mockery of the Laurentian NDP
The small paragraph given to the Laurentian NDP mocks the concept of legalization of sexual trade -- a bill they chose not to do anyway. It also chooses to ignore an interview with the actual leader of the NDP.

4) Finally, and I'm sure even not Liberals can agree the most disturbing -- NO MENTION OF LIBERALS
Now, I assure you this is not just myself getting angry as the Leader of the Liberal Party at Laurentian's model parliament. But someone, please tell me how can anyone write an article on model parliaments without mentioning Liberal Party participation once. The only references were that of a student being employed by Ray Bonin and a professor supporting Bob Rae. Even the paragraph referencing the alumni model parliament does not mention the leader of the Liberal government that day. Does this make sense to anyone?

I ask these questions in hope that someone can give me some sort of response. Perhaps a participant of Queen's model parliament? Perhaps a regular reader of Maclean's? Anybody at all?

And finally, a special mention does go out to two people who were not mentioned in this article and very much should have been -- Laurentian University Political Science Association president Kevin Roche and NDP Leader Tess Curie; both of whom put a lot of personal time into this project.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Knesset approves Majadele's appointment as gov't minister

Taking my que from friend and fellow blogger Michelle Oliel, I thought I'd post this great story. Israel is not Aparthied. And this is further evidence as to why.

Thursday, January 25, 2007


Its been more than a week, so it just seems time to put another post out there.

All I have to say is that the world continues to be screwed up. But in all that I came to a realization. Over the last weekend in Toronto at Ontario Model Parliament it occurred to me. The Liberal Party of Canada is (or is becoming) anti-Israel. There isn't really any point here. Its just a fact of the matter. We still have a few Irwin Cotlers or Susan Kadis' or Scott Brisons or Bob Raes, but for the most part this party speaks out against the rights of Israel and by extension its Jewish constituency. This party has to wake up, and yesterday, before it loses all of us.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Ontario Model Parliament on its way!

Just wanting to say enjoy OMP to all the participants this weekend. I'll hope to see all of my Liberal friends this weekend for a very unique and enjoyable event -- one that I'm sure we look forward to every year. See ya all there!

Monday, January 08, 2007

I'm Back!

Alright, so I'm back in Canada, and seems just at the right time. So, I will say one thing about the Wajid Khan situation. I understand it. His views are not views he shares with the Liberal Party any longer. I supported Keith Martin, Scott Brison, and Belinda Stronach when they came to the Liberals. I will support Wajid Khan when he goes the other way. I wish him luck in Mississauga--Streetsville, but I assure you all, that riding will remain Liberal. Just like Vancouver Centre, we are waiting to show candidates that these are Liberal ridings and they are not going to swing Conservative this easily.