The following post is by guest contributor, Wendy McElroy If you need to ask the question, then the answer is “yes”. But that is a glib response and I do not feel glib about America’s slide through the nine rings of political hell. A police state is generally defined as a totalitarian government that exerts [...]
Dear Readers: In our continuing quest to increase the readership of both ‘BlogsCanada.ca’ and ‘allans-perspective.blogspot.com’ we have been targeting the NSA and other U.S. spy agencies with stories about them in the hopes that they will pay more attention to us, and thereby increase our readership! (Remember the Hollywood equivalent ” Doesn’t matter if it’s [...]
Dear Readers: Here is another example of how out of touch (NUTS) the right wing Republicans are down there in the U. S. of A! —————— Virginia lieutenant gubernatorial contender E.W. Jackson took a stance that’s apparently common among Christian conservatives. (Maybe it’s the crow poses.) National Review‘s Betsy Woodruff looked into controversial Virginia lieutenant [...]
Conservative MP Brent Rathgeber (Photo: Alberta Diary)
Conservative MPs on the House of Commons’s ethics committee amended Brent Rathgeber’s private member’s bill seeking salary disclosures. He’d proposed forcing disclosures for public servants earning more than about $180,000. The committee upped the threshold to $444,000.
Rathgeber, the Conservative MP for Edmonton-St. Albert, didn’t like the dictatorship-style move very much. So much so that he’d to quit the Conservative caucus in protest.
And then he tweeted his protest:
I just notifed the Board of Directors of the Edm-St. Albert CPC Association and the Speaker that I have resigned from the CPC Caucus.
My decision (Read more…)
Last week, the National Post‘s Christie Blatchford wrote about Canada’s response to the alleged Al Qaeda-linked terror plot to derail a Via Rail passenger train.
In the piece, she referenced Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz’s fist-pump inducing speech at Fenway Stadium in which he told fans that, “This is our fucking city, and nobody gonna dictate our freedom.”
“‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’” -Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass
All major scientific bodies whose expertise bears directly on the issue of catastrophic climate change concur with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that “the current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is very likely human-induced and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented in the past 1,300 years.” This quote is from the website of that notorious left-wing think-tank, NASA.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
In reality, her story had a lot to do with being female in a patriarchal society. Rehtaeh was killed by misogyny.
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: In the House of Commons Monday, Jason Kenney denied that the Harper Conservatives implemented the 15% wage rule, the cornerstone of the scandal-ridden federal Temporary Foreign Work Program. The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration denied that the government implemented this colonialism-style policy, which gave companies “greater flexibility” to [...]
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By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The powerful U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seems to be taking its mandate seriously. At least as far as the State Department’s recent evaluation of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is concerned. In an official letter issued last Monday, the EPA trashed the State Department’s draft report, the Draft [...]
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By: Stuart Trew | Originally published by Troy Media, on April 26, 2013: Jock Finlayson of the Business Council of British Columbia recently wrote a column for Troy Media on the virtues of the Canada-European Union free trade deal. He listed five reasons why he thinks the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, should [...]
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By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Harper wants us all to believe that the Conservatives’ new anti-Trudeau household flier is part of “democratic debate.” The Harper Conservatives greeted Justin Trudeau‘s election as Liberal leader with a below-the-belt TV ad rejected by Canadians. This week, the Conservatives launched a tax-payer-funded flyer campaign attacking [...]
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Paul Wells on how the new Liberal leader deals with the PM
“We do not believe any proposal should transform Vancouver into a major port for oil export.” With these words, B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix marked Earth Day on Monday by explaining his party’s opposition to Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion plans.
This announcement was welcome news — a nice Earth Day Kinder (Morgan) surprise. Unfortunately, the B.C. Liberals and Christy Clark have yet to make their position on Kinder Morgan and the Enbridge Northern Gateway proposal clear at all.
<– The leader of two million Macedonians conducted his first state visit to Canada this week. Ya say you didn’t hear about it? Well, In an event that was overlooked by virtually every single newspaper, radio station and T.V. crew in the entire western world, President Gjorge Ivanov was in Hamilton to meetÂ mayor Bob Bratina. [...]
By: Andrew Jackson | Broadbent Institute Admirers and detractors of Margaret Thatcher can agree that she will be remembered as one of the key political architects of our times. Along with her soulmate, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, she broke decisively with the post-war Keynesian welfare state and ushered in the still-enduring age [...]
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