Many politically active people in BC are grieving right now and there is much angst and blame being laid. I personally have experienced this process and will be for some time to come, well, probably for the rest of my life.
I’m not sure which stage I’m in today yet, but I . . . → Read More: Grief, Blame and Anger
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 Updated at bottom Racism and ignorance are obviously alive and thriving in Canada today. I can’t help feeling overwhelmed by it. Saddened. Discouraged. But I have this doubt in my mind, based on stories that have surfaced over the last few years. We all know that Stephen Harper is extremely controlling in his . . . → Read More: Trolls and Polls
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 I heard it from Laila Yuile, who got it from some newspaper with a paywall…
”John Doyle, the tough Auditor-general who has taken the B.C. Liberal government to task on everything from access to documents related to the Basi-Virk political corruption case to B.C. Hydro’s highly controversial use of deferral accounts, appears to . . . → Read More: Another Government Watchdog gets the boot
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, for all his shortcomings, is a shrewd strategist. He is known for his astute surveying of the political horizon and coming up with a precise show to please the public and fool the media. This immaculate playing of the publicity game has been the primary reason he has stayed in power . . . → Read More: Why is Stephen Harper so intent on making Chief Spence a martyr?
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
Or, how being good at one’s job in journalism is a firing offence. The Jill Winzoski story.
If you’re looking for a story to represent the true nature of our 90 percenter Conservative media, this one would be considered a masterpiece (emphasis mine).
It was almost as if James Bezan had become the young girl . . . → Read More: Wanker of the Day: Brett Mitchell of Selkirk Record
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
It’s not so much the absolute underscored disregard for women or the blind adherence to scripture that makes Richard Mourdock’s statement so egregious; it’s the rush from the GOP in support of the Senate candidate that is so startling.
The chairman of the Senate Republicans’ campaign arm is standing by Indiana Senate . . . → Read More: Republican Richard Mourdock: Rape is a gift from God
I’m joking of course. Sue-Ann Levy is employed by Lorrie Goldstein and Sun Media. Nobody gets fired over at that outfit. Ezra Levant regularly has to apologize for his blatant racism and lies. But he still resides on the Sun News Network throne. Let’s face it – the right is a no-pink-slip zone.
. . . → Read More: Sue-Ann Levy destroys her career in Tweets
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
Yep, here’s where Canada’s Conservative party could one day be headed. With the subtle but urgent march of the likes of Woodworth, Kenney, and the 91 MP’s who voted against women’s rights, how much longer before we are urged to debate the right of women to vote? Or, listen to a recommendation . . . → Read More: Fuqua’s Folly: Canada’s future under Harper, Woodworth, Kenney et al?
Yesterday, Antonia Zerbisias tweeted a link, courtesy of Canadian Cynic, to these well-traveled instructions for arguing with a conservative, That version was written for an American audience. I did a little tinkering and changed it to a Canadian perspective So, with much respect to Antonia, Canadian Cynic and the original author, here’s my Canadian version of how to argue with . . . → Read More: Arguing with a Conservative. Canadian version.
Outside of the hockey arena or football field, I don’t condone violent acts against individuals or groups. But I can’t help feeling a little giddy when I read about this fearless woman fighting back against an asshole cleric for dressing her down.
An Iranian cleric said he was beaten by a woman in the northern . . . → Read More: Iranian cleric gets just desserts after chastising woman for being ‘badly covered’
Tweet God rest the myth of the ‘liberal media’
By giving Margaret Wente a pass, the Globe & Mail has at last put to rest the myth of ‘liberal bias’ in Canada’s media. A new era, in hyperbolic terms, has begun. So I say, thank you Sylvia Stead. And thank you, Margaret Wente. I don’t think either . . . → Read More: The myth of the ‘liberal media’ in Canada has finally been put to rest
Tweet There’s one thing you can count on with Conservatives in Ottawa. When they open their mouthes, they are lying. What they accuse critics and opponents of, you can pretty much bet that they are the actual guilty party. The attack ads against Mulcair accuse him of risky economic theories, while in reality Harper’s . . . → Read More: Conservative Doublespeak