Folks, there was a period of about five hundred years where a long running battle was raged between Europe and the Middle-East. It happened during the first half of the last millennium, and even though it was termed a battle between the Catholic Church and Islam, we all know it was really a battle of […]
Canada is interested in joining a NATO joint expeditionary force of at least 10,000 troops that is being created to bolster the alliance’s eastern flank in an effort to check Russia’s creeping military takeover of eastern Ukraine, according to Britain’s […]
Philippe Couillard signs on to plan that had stalled under previous government
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A few people have emailed or asked whether I would do it. No, I wouldn’t, because I never want to encourage the use of embryos for scientific research. (NB: Stem cells need not be embryonic. There is much research that can be done without using embryos, and to date, it’s been more effective, anyway.) Then […]
Americans shouldn’t panic about speculation that ISIS is planning an imminent terrorist attack in the U.S., advises the Truman National Security Project. Despite alarmist reports, the main concern is not a coordinated attack, but that a “lone wolf” sympathizer within the U.S. might act on their own.
OTTAWA — With voter turnout plunging to new lows, Liberal MPs are pondering the idea of legally requiring Canadians to cast ballots in federal elections. They’re road testing the idea of mandatory voting in a survey emailed to party members, which […]
Another piece posted on The Municipal Machiavelli this week; this time a short comment about Machiavelli and Xenophon, the ancient Greek writer who Niccolo referred to in The Prince and The Discourses: ianchadwick.com/machiavelli/machiavelli-and-xenophon/ This recent post was sparked by a review of a new book on Xenophon aimed at the business-management reader: Larry Hedrick’s Xenophon’s […]
The U.S. is one of the most volcanically rich countries in the world, with 169 active volcanoes. 57 of them are deemed high threats. But efforts to predict potential eruptions are being hampered by outdated equipment and lack of funding for scientific…
Toronto seemed gripped in a mix of terror and disbelief yesterday. Rumours Wednesday night were a new poll would show Ford in the lead. Yesterday the poll while having Tory in front, had a significant bump for Ford. Panic ensued as though a raccoon army had arrived carrying signs that read “First Your Green Bins, […]
Human trafficking, prostitution, pornography, sex slavery: All of the above are linked and happen under our noses right here in Canada. If this is something that concerns you, consider joining in on this event. The info below is from Ashley Elliot, walk coordinator: The term “human trafficking” often conjures images of brothels in South […]
Sorry for the delay on new blogposts, but I didn’t feel like regurgitating news you can find elsewhere, such as more polls from multiple pollsters showing good Liberal leads, or the fact Conservatives are bemoaning the fact this is the case and still viewing Justin Trudeau as incarnate evil (read the Paul Wells story at Macleans to see what I mean by that comment). I find the downtime between House of Commons sittings to be hard to write stuff.
In the meantime, I’ll just briefly mention part of the delay is I’ve sent out a ton of interview (Read more…)
All in all, it hasn’t been a great summer for the Conservative attack machine
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The situation in Ukraine couldn’t be more ominous, with reports that some Russian troops have crossed into that country.
World leaders like Obama are calling for calm, refusing to call it an invasion, and ruling out military action.
The need for cooler heads to prevail has never been more urgent.
So what is our ghastly Con Foreign Minister John Baird doing?
Answer: blowing hot air out of every orifice, and fanning the flames of war.
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It was so beautiful and warm yesterday I wish I could have spent the whole day sunning myself on the beach, or swimming in Lake Ontario.
Because when I saw the lifeguard boys racing for home at the end of their shifts, I was reminded that summer will soon be following them.
Which was a really depressing thought eh?
Until I thought that maybe they were just racing to save Stephen Harper.
Because when it comes to the province of Ontario, he’s definitely going under.
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Sent out within an hour of each other this evening – Arriving first, from the federal Liberals — – and then minutes later from the Conservatives, over the name of Joe Oliver, the finance minister who is the MP for Eglinton Lawrence: And, even though we’re more than year away from the 2015 federal election […]
He thought he could disrespect all those dead and missing aboriginal women. He thought he could treat that holocaust as just random acts of violence.
He thought he could use his callous position to appeal to his bigot base.
He thought he could get away with it.
But today Canada’s Premiers gave him a stinging slap in the face.
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When it comes to politics and lying the two seem to go hand in glove. We’ve always considered politicians a bit shady, willing to bend the truth to suit their purposes. Yet it can be difficult to distinguish outright lying from differences …
I’m sure you’ve all heard about Richard Dawkins’ tweet regarding unborn children diagnosed with Down Syndrome. He was asked what should be done if a woman discovered she was pregnant with a child with DS. His response: Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have […]
As you know I am increasingly concerned about Stephen Harper’s state of mind.
Because it’s pretty clear to me that he is showing signs of cracking under the strain of all those bad polls, and is becoming even more aggressive. Or even crazier.
For in just a few days he has managed to attack Justin Trudeau like a bat out of hell.
Rant and rave about how the elitist conspiracy is out to get him.
All but declare war on the Russians.
And now he’s going after the MEDIA !!!!.
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Well there he was, thundering over the tundra, on the last day of his Great Photo-Op Tour of the North.
Knight Nerd on the warpath. Taking part in a military exercise designed to portray him as a Great Strong Leader.
Declaring that the greatest threat to his beloved Arctic are the Russians.
An emboldened Russia is a threat to it neighbours in the Arctic and Canada must be ready to respond to any Russian incursions in the region, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday as he ended his yearly tour of Canada’s North.
And suggesting that only a strong military, under his strong leadership, can save the people who live in the True North Strong and Free.
His True North…
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Folks, I don’t read the Toronto Star because I’m by nature a ‘sort-of-conservative,’ and they are far too red for me! As a result I wasn’t aware of who Heather Mallick was ….., or some of the insane drivel this broad writes about in her columns! (She was brought to my attention when I got […]
I appreciate the sentiments expressed here. Some harsh language, but hey, it’s called for in instances: However, allowing women who constantly commodify their bodies for the highest bidding award show or best paying record label to proclaim themselves as “feminists” without any outrage means we’re okay with them prostituting all of our bodies. Because this […]
Well there he was today in the Northwest Passage, sailing majestically along and trying to pose as a great explorer, Harper of the True North Strong and Free.
The push to find the remains of the Franklin expedition is not simply a matter of historical interest, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday — it’s about the pre-Canadian claim to sovereignty in the Arctic.
strong subtle message to the Russians to back off, while indulging his depraved taste for the macabre.
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About two months ago, I told you how Stephen Harper was killing the CBC,
Chopping it into pieces, frying it in its own blood, and washing it down with a glass of Chianti.
While instructing Con MPs like Joyce Bateman to deny it.
“We are not making cuts to the CBC… They have stable funding. I guess their crisis is their viewing is going down significantly. Hence, as a consequence, advertising revenue is going down, so that may be what you’re referring to but from a government perspective, we are giving them as much taxpayer money as they ever have received.”
Even though the facts couldn’t be clearer.
Well now Bateman is back. On the radio.
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Reentering the homeland, our national reporter finds more Canucks to pester.
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Matters of denomination are inside baseball, as they say, so if you are not Christian at all, then you can just skip to the next post. But for those of us who are Christian, I think Mark Pickup is asking the right question: Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to […]
Today on the campaign trail, New Brunswick Liberal Leader Brian Gallant was talking about his job creation plan and hammering the government of incumbent Progressive Conservative Premier David Alward government because it “it lost 3,900 jobs since October 2010, lost, more specifically, 6,500 full-time jobs.” That phrase “since October 2010″ is an important qualifier but, in […]
But what makes some politicians attractive and others repellent?
Trudeau is intelligent, humane and self-confident, a Québécois who is devoted to Canadian unity and has the most marvellous family: a sophisticated career-minded wife, Sophie Grégoire, and three adorable young children with the interesting names that only confident parents bestow: Xavier James, Ella-Grace and Hadrien. He has an English degree from McGill, a UBC teaching degree and taught for several years. He has his father’s intellect and wit, while being more down to earth, and his mother’s good looks and warmth. And the guy, a Montrealer, can wear a suit.
Take every word over four letters in that paragraph and you have a list of why the ruling Conservatives hate him. I didn’t put the word “attractive” in there in case they fizzed with resentment and exploded, like when you shake a pop can and open its little metal hole.
Campaigning with Justin Trudeau on the weekend, New Brunswick Liberal Leader Brian Gallant told reporters, “The plan of David Alward and the Conservatives is not at all concrete. When you look at their record on job creation, since 2010 we’ve lost 3,900 jobs.” Not true. It’s actually much worse. The province has lost 4,800 jobs […]
I spent the weekend trying to forget, at least for a few hours, all the horrible things that are happening in this world.
By biking along the waterfront, and shooting things like this bunch of wilting but still beautiful flowers…
But even they reminded me of all those missing and murdered aboriginal women…
And made me wonder again how Stephen Harper could dismiss that veritable holocaust as the mere acts of random violence.
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This simple but powerful artistic collage by the Palestinian photographer Belal Khalel, couldn’t sum up better how I feel about what is going on in Gaza.
The ceasefire broken, whole neighbourhoods reduced to rubble, hundreds of thousands with no place to call home. More than 2,000 dead. More than ten thousand wounded.
The Hamas death cult death firing off rockets and mortars in the general direction of Israel.
While shooting their own people in the street…
Dear Readers; I should warn you from the get-go that this article will not be politically correct or even nice! It might even border on the racist and elitist according to some, but I am going to say things that need to be said! Ya see, these last few weeks is one of those periods […]
B.C.’s 41,000 public school teachers have been off the job since June 17. That was the day that the government responded to the BC Teachers’ Federation’s partial strike action with a lock-out, closing schools for the summer two weeks early. But this long summer may be far from over. The employer’s association, BCPSEA (representing school boards, […]
Well it’s hard to know what exactly Stephen Harper is doing up north.
Whether he’s there to make more promises he never keeps. Or hide from the media.
Or warn us the Russians are coming.
Or just share a quiet crazy moment with his wife Laureen…
They held a funeral service for Tina Fontaine yesterday and how sad it was was.
“Our sweet girl is now reunited with her daddy and the angels,” long-time family friend Sandra Longford said during the eulogy. Longford went on to sing Never Alone, the same song she sang at Tina’s father’s funeral just four years earlier.
And my sorrow over the death of yet another young aboriginal woman, is only matched by my hatred for her bestial killer, and my contempt for Stephen Harper.
“It’s very clear that there has been very fulsome study of this particular … of these particular things. They’re not all one phenomenon,” said Harper. “We should not view this as a sociological phenomenon. We should view it as crime.”
The bestial leader who would show us yet again why he is unfit to be a Canadian Prime Minister.
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New Brunswick election 2014 is underway with the NDP, Liberal, Green and PANB parties going all out to replace the PC party. Party signs are proliferating around the city of Fredericton. The Liberal Party kicked off big time in Fredericton with s…
A federal government that asserted leadership over the economic union would expose itself to the kind of scrutiny it would probably prefer to avoid