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
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
…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…
I know what you’re thinking boys n girls (assuming you haven’t caught yesterday’s news, naturally), what do we have here? You read right, Exxon Mobil (company big on tracking for shale gas) CEO, Rex Tillerson just pulled, well, to steal my friend, Bina’s description, Shit You Couldn’t Make up if You Tried. . . . → Read More: Exxon CEO Just Loves Fracking So Much, He Pulls a NIMBY
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…
Under the convenient cover of Rob Ford’s very public downward spiral this week, our governments, Provincial and Federal, have been busy dismantling our Public Trust.
First comes the news that Christie Clark has miraculously come to an agreement with her pre-election nemisis Alison Redford on pipelines through BC. Even though none of . . . → Read More: Sell Out. End Game Edition.
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…
Hey. Have you looked up lately? Seen persistant contrails polluting your sky? Do you have one of those friends on your facebook newsfeed that goes on about chemtrails, weather modification and HAARP?
If you have heard of these “conspiracy theories” and researched them, then you probably know they are true. So I . . . → Read More: Chemtrails, Contrails, Pollution and the 100 Mile Diet
Christy Clark (or rather, her lackey Terry Lake) declared yesterday that the BC Government does not support the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline at this time. Immediately, this news was plastered over all the media. Environmental Orgs from Dogwood Initiative to Greenpeace trumpeted the news. The War is Over! We won!
Well, before . . . → Read More: Lies and Spin, BC Liberal Style (Not on the Radar)
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