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It’s Spring. Sharpen Your Pitchforks.

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This is it folks. Now is the time. We cannot afford to wait for some future theoretical Election to happen, where the outcome will do nothing to change the trajectory of turning Canada into a kleptocracy.

Let’s face some facts here. Even if the country, at least the 70% of the . . . → Read More: It’s Spring. Sharpen Your Pitchforks.

Jim Flaherty’s Death Does Not Warrant the Hero Worship he Has Been Receiving

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I shouldn’t have to open this post with I’m sorry for Flaherty’s family’s loss. That is a given.  In fact, I can empathize. I have lost people recently.  I really hope Flaherty’s family finds the strength to continue with their lives.  It’s one reason why I haven’t really spoken of it on Thursday . . . → Read More: Jim Flaherty’s Death Does Not Warrant the Hero Worship he Has Been Receiving

Is Anyone Capable of Critical Thinking? Does Anyone Even Care?

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Well, it looks like a Quebec Liberal majority and the PQ are collapsing to 2007 numbers. Quebec Solidaire has shown some improvement in vote count but not in seats. It seems that the biggest hope for Ste-Marie-St-Jacques, Manon Masse of Quebec Solidaire will not win her seat, although it is still early and . . . → Read More: Is Anyone Capable of Critical Thinking? Does Anyone Even Care?

Why This Anglo Supports Quebec Solidaire and So Should Other Progressive Anglos

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Well, boys n girls, one week before the election. Advanced polling starts today. After the sparring on Facebook and Twitter with other Quebec Anglos who are progressive as to why the Quebec Liberal Party doesn’t deserve our votes and that yes, there is indeed a choice in voting.  Yup, I’ve heard all the . . . → Read More: Why This Anglo Supports Quebec Solidaire and So Should Other Progressive Anglos

Jason Kenney Gets His Job Data From Kijiji — Myths Regarding Labour & Skills Shortages Debunked

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Boys n girls,  very recently, data from Stats Can and the Parliamentary Budget Office have been debunking the Harpercon propaganda regarding so-called “skills shortages”; sounding off on a supposed future “labour shortage”. It’s about time. Jason Kenney was recently skewered after going on Power Play with Don Martin, singing the praises of Kijiji. . . . → Read More: Jason Kenney Gets His Job Data From Kijiji — Myths Regarding Labour & Skills Shortages Debunked

Come Join the Dark Side! We Got Poutine, Pepsi and Jos Louis! (Mise a Jour) — Part D’Uh??

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Well, no, not really part d’uh. I’m just resurrecting this snarky, satirical and sarcastic post I did 4 years ago with the help of a Montreal friend, Karl, with an update or 2.  I thought it would be fitting to resurrect during this fine election campaign. Because every election campaign is in dire . . . → Read More: Come Join the Dark Side! We Got Poutine, Pepsi and Jos Louis! (Mise a Jour) — Part D’Uh??

Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation

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I’m a bit late giving my opinions here, but here goes.

First off, for those who complained or mocked Pauline Marois for being, shall we say, animated, would you rather a debate where everybody is standing still like statues and speaking in a monotonic voice?  Perhaps where they all basically agreed with each . . . → Read More: Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation

Pierre Karl Peladeau’s So-Called Economic Credibility and PQ Becomes a Pro-Corporate Party Like Everyone Else

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After reading through a week’s worth of news articles, columnists and the twitter machine, there appears to be one common theme; Peladeau Jr. was recruited to provide economic credibility to the Parti-Quebecois to mainly the business community.  Furthermore, according to a PQ campaign ad, Pauline Marois is featured alone walking a hallway  (which . . . → Read More: Pierre Karl Peladeau’s So-Called Economic Credibility and PQ Becomes a Pro-Corporate Party Like Everyone Else

Let’s Start Commemorating This International Women’s Day by Demanding Justice

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I will open with a Happy International Women’s Day to all my likeminded readers.  However, I’m afraid this is not a pleasant post.  I will be talking about many issues facing women today, mainly in Canada.

I found it hilarious that Tasha Kheiriddin, preaching human rights using typical right winged talking points when . . . → Read More: Let’s Start Commemorating This International Women’s Day by Demanding Justice

Say What, Jason Kenney?

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Well, boys n girls, Jason Kenney, still feverishly defending 2011 Harpercon election promise of income splitting for wealthier families, now says that it will help “stable” families.

“All of the social research indicates that folks who come from stable families tend to do better in terms of their economic prospects, and income-splitting supports . . . → Read More: Say What, Jason Kenney?

“Water, Water Everywhere…

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…and not a drop to drink.”

Update at bottom of post

 

I live in a rural area of the Capital Region.  Residents are not serviced with water here, you have to figure it out for yourself.  I am also a renter, or lessee, thus, not in a position to finance a . . . → Read More: “Water, Water Everywhere…

Economic Inaction Plan 2014 — One Step Closer to Elimination of Universal Health Care

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On page 279 of Jimbo Flaherty’s latest budget which was declared pretty much a yawner by the punditry, ignored by the masses more interested in gold medals in Sochi,  is Stevie Harper’s main dream to kill universal health care.  We shouldn’t be surprised though; not long ago, Stevie closed the  Health Council of . . . → Read More: Economic Inaction Plan 2014 — One Step Closer to Elimination of Universal Health Care

Here’s to Small Victories! After 23 Years, Supreme Court of Canada Rules in Favour of PIPSC

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Ok, perhaps not so small. In fact, in this day and age when right wing nut governments, including our very own Harpercons, are doing all to squash labour unions, this is quite significant.  A 23 year old battle through the courts  where a Canada Revenue Agency tax auditor, Elizabeth Bernard, did not want . . . → Read More: Here’s to Small Victories! After 23 Years, Supreme Court of Canada Rules in Favour of PIPSC

My Prediction? We’re a Goin’ To Have an Early Snap Federal Election-UPDATE

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Well boys n girls, I’m about to make another prediction.  I believe Stevie Spiteful is going to call an early snap election.   The election will likely be called sometime later this spring or early summer after the newly gerrymandered election map has been redrawn, complete with 30 more seats.  Here’s why.

1) . . . → Read More: My Prediction? We’re a Goin’ To Have an Early Snap Federal Election-UPDATE

Fantino Only the Gravy on the Goose as Harpercon “Support the Troops” Hypocrisy Continues

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Out of two major events in federal politics this week, Harpercon Robocop Fantino added insult to injury with our veterans just when you think that he and his Harpercons couldn’t stoop any lower.

Over the past week,  after two months of  8 veterans committing suicide, therefore a group that . . . → Read More: Fantino Only the Gravy on the Goose as Harpercon “Support the Troops” Hypocrisy Continues

Haters Gonna Hate…

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Seems to be the new buzzword these days.  It sounds like an excuse to me…

 

This morning I was talking to a friend who is an immigrant from the UK and has spent 2/3′s of her life in Canada.  This person is fully engaged in Canadian life, issues, politics.  She is a . . . → Read More: Haters Gonna Hate…

Those Who Live in Glass Houses… Justin Trudeau is Not the Only Sitting Politician to Break the Law and Won’t be the Last

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Well, Boys n girls,  it seems that Justin Trudeau has admitted to having smoked some weed about 5 or 6 times in his life, the most recent being a few years ago as a sitting MP at a dinner party with friends as they passed a spliff around the table.  The comments I’ve . . . → Read More: Those Who Live in Glass Houses… Justin Trudeau is Not the Only Sitting Politician to Break the Law and Won’t be the Last

Dear Corporate Apologists and Harpercon Cheerleaders…

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Dear Apologists and cheerleaders,

You all keep saying “Let’s see what the Investigation turns up on the Lac-Megantic disaster” or “Before we do anything, or  add new regulations, the investigation isn’t over!” Or my personal favourite “Blame the Fire fighters!” Or blame the lone conductor!! Off to the fainting couches with you!!

While . . . → Read More: Dear Corporate Apologists and Harpercon Cheerleaders…

What Have We Here? The IMF Admitting They Were Wrong About Austerity?

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Yes, boys ‘n’ girls,  This is amazing. I never believed this day would come.  It appears that the IMF has issued a Mea Culpa.

Late last Wednesday, the powerful International Monetary Fund (IMF), which led the Greek bailout three years ago, issued an extraordinary mea culpa, admitting it had underestimated the severity of . . . → Read More: What Have We Here? The IMF Admitting They Were Wrong About Austerity?

Stevie Harper Will Never Leave, At Least, Not Until Next Election

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Many journos, pundits, and journos are speculating as to whether or not ol’ Stevie Spiteful will leave sooner rather than later. Hell, even Chantal Hebert, who announced in her last column for the Toronto Star that she is taking a summer leave of absence to write book, announced that she made arrangements with . . . → Read More: Stevie Harper Will Never Leave, At Least, Not Until Next Election