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Happy St-Paddy’s Day From Sister Sage’s Musings

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I leave you with some Irish folk tunes!

Of course, what collection of Irish folk songs on St-Paddy’s Day would be complete without a version of “Whiskey jar”. My favourite version of the song, however, is from American Folk legends, The Kingston Trio in 1963 . . . → Read More: Happy St-Paddy’s Day From Sister Sage’s Musings

Much Talk Over Latest Leger Poll on Quebec Election. Too Bad It’s More Than Likely About Nothing

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A recent poll had come out putting Dr. Phil’s Liberals and Pauline Marois’s PQ virtually neck and neck with the CAQ support slipping.  Many of the columnists and pundits have claimed, for the most part, that this poll is the result of Marois and Peladeau jr sovereignty referendum talk.  There are some . . . → Read More: Much Talk Over Latest Leger Poll on Quebec Election. Too Bad It’s More Than Likely About Nothing

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

Taking Fern Hill’s Cue and Endorsing Olivia Chow From Montreal And BC

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Well, boys n girls, it’s no secret that I’ve been hoping for Olivia Chow to announce her candidacy for mayor of Toronto. Now it’s official. She resigned her seat yesterday and launched her campaign today.  Good.

I live in Montreal, but my mother lives in Downtown Toronto alone, so I do pay . . . → Read More: Taking Fern Hill’s Cue and Endorsing Olivia Chow From Montreal And BC

It Looks Like It’s Official Now, Olivia Chow Will Run Against Mayor Fordzilla

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Well, boys n girls, the moment we’ve been waiting for is about to come. Olivia Chow is expected to resign her seat in the House of Commons for Trinity-Spadina and announce her run for mayor of Toronto on Thursday.   About time! For what was looking to be a sea of 3 right . . . → Read More: It Looks Like It’s Official Now, Olivia Chow Will Run Against Mayor Fordzilla

Pierre Karl Peladeau Running For PQ? Rene-Levesque Must Be Rolling In His Grave -UPDATE

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Boys n girls, where do I start?  Ok, it’s official, Peladeau Jr is now running in the riding of St-Jerome in the upcoming Quebec election.  I don’t know whether to laugh or to be pissed?

For openers, the humour.  As many recall, Peladeau Jr  and Sun Media launched Sun TV News Network . . . → Read More: Pierre Karl Peladeau Running For PQ? Rene-Levesque Must Be Rolling In His Grave -UPDATE

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 . . . → Read More: Let’s Start Commemorating This International Women’s Day by Demanding Justice

Thomas Mulcair is Right — Quebec Voters Should Not Base Their Votes on a Single Issue

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Finally, a voice of reason amongst the hysteria of the Quebec election campaign. It is that of Tom Mulcair on Power and Politics with Evan Solomon: 

But speaking on CBC News Network’sPower & Politics, Mulcair added, “We shouldn’t be voting on only one issue — we should be looking at the overall . . . → Read More: Thomas Mulcair is Right — Quebec Voters Should Not Base Their Votes on a Single Issue

Quebec Election 2014; Not Much to See, But Watch The Fun of Watching Many Diving Into Their Fainting Couches!

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Aaaarrrrggghhhh!! She blows!  La Marois went and did what many were predicting she’d do — she called an election for April 7 — a short campaign at that.  Polls seem to indicate that La Marois and the PQ are primed to win a majority. Already many, particularly the Angryphone set are all . . . → Read More: Quebec Election 2014; Not Much to See, But Watch The Fun of Watching Many Diving Into Their Fainting Couches!

Babs Kay And Robyn Urback, By Denying a Rape Culture Exists, You’re Actually Contributing to It

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Boys n girls, Babs Kay has exposed her betrayal to the sisterhood yet again.  This time she contends that the rape culture on university campuses virtually doesn’t exist, or at the very least, is grossly exaggerated.  First off, she gives an extremely dumb analogy:

Health-conscious people do not smoke for fear of . . . → Read More: Babs Kay And Robyn Urback, By Denying a Rape Culture Exists, You’re Actually Contributing to It

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 . . . → Read More: Say What, Jason Kenney?

Stay Klassy John Ivison And The Nasty Post

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Boys n girls, leaders of the Harpercon cheerleader has just sunk to new lows today — they printed an attack on a baby boy just born today.   I’m not kidding.  You see, boys n girls, Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire’s third child was born today, a baby boy they named Hadrian. . . . → Read More: Stay Klassy John Ivison And The Nasty Post

“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 . . . → Read More: “Water, Water Everywhere…

Exxon CEO Just Loves Fracking So Much, He Pulls a NIMBY

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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

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 . . . → 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 . . . → 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.

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

Is He Serious About Health Care and How We Should Embrace a Referendum on Quebec Sovereignty Instead of Cringing at it

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Earlier today, CJAD’s Trivia Show co-host and writer, Dan Laxer posted a comment on his Facebook page.  Here it is verbatim:

Wait a minute. Did you just say referendum? Those are expensive, aren’t they? Does this mean we’ll have to make cuts to health and education again, sacrifice the infrastructure, and shelve . . . → Read More: Is He Serious About Health Care and How We Should Embrace a Referendum on Quebec Sovereignty Instead of Cringing at it

The Unfair Election Act

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Well, boys n girls, Stevie Spiteful outdoes hisself yet again. Another omnibus bill with a benign name to hide its’ real intent.  Yes, Bill C-23 — The “Fair Elections Act” .  All 249 pages of it.  A bill taken right of out of the Rethuglican / tea-baggers’ play book.  Like the Rethuglicans’ bill, . . . → Read More: The Unfair Election Act

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 . . . → Read More: Fantino Only the Gravy on the Goose as Harpercon “Support the Troops” Hypocrisy Continues