The federal government has rejected BHP Billiton’s potash takeover bid. That’s probably good. I think?

Also, in case you missed it British Columbia’s now-ex-premier Gordon Campbell resigned today. He was done in by popular hatred of his harmonized sales tax. There were better reasons to turf him — his support for free trade pacts, his neglect of the poor, the way his government treated students, teachers, artists and anyone who wasn’t in business, his drunk driving — but whatever. It’s always gotta be about the taxes. Campbell was first elected in 2001 after the press ran Glenn Clark’s NDP out of town in the worst example of media bullying I know of in Canada. In the end, Campbell had a good, long run. I never liked him, good riddance.