Tweet Muzzled. Our Scientists. Civil Servants. Librarians and Archivists (? Yes, you read that correctly, Librarians and Archivists). Our Members of Parliament. Journalists. Activists. Charitable and Environmental Orgs. Have I missed anyone? I have a problem with the way muzzled gets used these days. In this Governments actions and in the casual way . . . → Read More: The Language of Oppression
Tweet As the sun sets on the BC Liberal Party and the decade long theft of our assets, the fire sale intensifies. As Harper sells off Kits Coast Guard Station, Christy Clark seems intent on privatising our commons, our forests. Lungs of the planet, pride of the west coast, our cultural identity. Bill 8 . . . → Read More: Kill Bill
I signed this letter designed by LeadNow today and added my comments (in italics).
Dear Honourable Christy Clark, I am concerned about the impacts of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Agreement (FIPA) on British Columbians.
If the Canada-China FIPA passes, China’s companies could sue Canada if any Canadian government – including our . . . → Read More: FIPA
Tweet Deloitte and Touche. Auditors of Attawapiskat. It turns out, for one of the 4 largest Auditing Firms on the planet, this firm has faced alot of critisism, charges and fines. After the 2006 election, they were forced to retract their audit of the Conservative Party of Canada. From the Ottawa Citizen
“The Conservative . . . → Read More: Who Audits the Auditor, and why it’s not news…
Tweet To Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA Your Majesty; The situation with Parliamentary Democracy in Canada is at a crisis. I’m sure you are well apprised of the allegations against the current Government, led by Stephen Harper. Proroguing Parliament to avoid questions of Confidence. Twice. Contempt of . . . → Read More: A Crisis in Canada, an open letter to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second.
Tweet Stephen Harper has a little problem. Her name is Theresa Spence. She is Chief of the Attawapiskat Nation and she is tired of being bullied. In fact, she is not going to take it anymore. On December 11, 2012 this leader started a hunger strike. Her demand is simple. She wants the Prime . . . → Read More: Harper’s Problem
No! Wait, you mean, we’re not #61? Damn! Stevie spiteful must be telling ol’ Petey Kent, “Try harder! people at the other side of the world are beating us to the bottom!
It appears that CFIA inspectors were ordered to turn a blind eye on carcass inspections.
Read and weep, boys ‘n’ girls.
Paging Ritzy . . . → Read More: Oh, Ritzy Ritz! You Got Some ‘Splainin’ to do!
Tweet Tomorrow is the last day to stop the ratification of Harper’s secret treaty with China. Elizabeth May (bless her parliamentarian soul) has been active and vocal against this secret, closed door deal. Signed by Harper in Russia, of all places. Quietly tabled last month with no disclosure, no debate, none of that government . . . → Read More: The Final Countdown to Treason
Tweet People gathered in Victoria today to voice their displeasure in the way that politics is done these days. They feel disenfranchised, disconnected from the decisionmaking process. The Northern Gateway Pipeline is a manifestation of a much larger problem. Globalisation. Corporatism. Facsism. That is the enemy. October 31st will unleash the usual festivities of . . . → Read More: On Pipelines, Tankers and Democracy
You know there’s a problem with the product. Yes, boys ‘n’ girls, I think it’s a great time to consider that vegetarian diet you’ve always thought about doing. Today, the workers and their union speak out about the grossness of their working habits. Yep, it includes cutting corners, as long as the quota . . . → Read More: When the Meat Workers Speak Out and Say They Wouldn’t Eat Their Own Product…
Pauline Marois had a very busy first day of school, boys ‘n’ girls. After the first day school, by decree, La Marois has scrapped the proposed tuition hike for at least this year, struck the most contentious and punitive portions of Bill 78 (now Bill 12), issued a permanent moratorium on the production . . . → Read More: A Politician Who Keeps Her Promise and How Long Will Pauline Marois and the PQ Last?
While there are literally hundreds of institutions and services that to the right winger are evidence of ‘liberal bias’, only the top ten are presented here because I’m tired of typing. Add your own!
Note: No links are provided for obvious reasons. But you can always go to that liberal search tool, Google, . . . → Read More: Top ten things right wingers believe have a liberal bias
When I first read Jymn’s post last night regarding the Harpercons’ about face on asbestos, my first thought was that wow! La Marois, our newly premier elect does have power despite her thready minority. Yep, ol’ Chrissie Paradis, the “ethical” MP for the only riding that had once produced asbestos, had announced . . . → Read More: Stevie Harper is Simply Choosing his Battles Regarding About Face on Asbestos
The Grope and Fail has decided to endorse a CAQ / Liberal ‘agreement’ of sorts.
If we could wish anything for Quebec, it would be a minority alliance of the established Liberals and upstart CAQ, one that melds experience, daring and willingess to work with the rest of Canada on our shared challenges . . . → Read More: Media Failures During Quebec Election Campaign
It’s getting harder and harder for anti-science types to claim global warming is a ‘hoax’. The math tells us otherwise.
In a blunt departure from most climate research, Hansen’s study — based on statistics, not the more typical climate modelling — blames three heat waves purely on global warming:
The 2011 drought that devastated . . . → Read More: NASA scientist: Global warming a ‘scientific fact’
Tweet The people of BC have been polling at 80% against pipelines and tankers off the coast for years. Since the Seventies in fact. Last week, the PostMedia admitted that Harper’s vision of pipelines to the coast and tankers from there to China, are dead in the water (so to speak). So they must’ve . . . → Read More: The Play
I caught the #DenounceHarper hash tag on Twitter this morning again to commemorate Canada Day. I found it quite fitting, really.
Boys ‘n’ girls, I thought it would be fitting if I gave my reasons why I #DenounceHarper and Canada Day and why you should too.
. . . → Read More: Why I #DenounceHarper and For That Matter, Canada Day And Opposition Parties, You’re Nothing To Write Home About Neither
Well, boys ‘n’ girls, I honestly thought this whole asbestos cheerleading thing would’ve died a well deserved death by now. I mean, the last remaining asbestos mine, Lac D’Amiante in Thetford Mines closed down. Premier Johnny-Boy looked to be delaying offering that 58M$ loan guarantee to the now-closed Jeffrey Mine in Asbestos indefinitely, . . . → Read More: Premier Johnny-Boy, What The Hell Did You Do Now? 58M For Asbestos, but Not For Students Or Social Programs?
Dan Gardner thinks the doctor and medical student are being “thuggish”.
But I wonder what alternatives these professionals have to express their concerns and represent the Canadian public? If the Dr and student hadn’t acted “thuggishly”, would we even know that medical professionals are standing up for Canadians? . . . → Read More: Doctor and medical student interrupt Minister Joe Oliver at press conference