Alberta Politics: FOI filings show Councillor Sheena Hughes’ controversial comments didn’t end with her ‘sack of hammers’ remark

PHOTOS: A screenshot taken from the City of St. Albert video of the Feb. 17, 2015, City Council meeting, showing Councillor Sheena Hughes speaking about changes to the School Site Allocation Agreement, which she found unsatisfactory. Below: Councillor Cam MacKay, Councillor Bob Russell, George Cuff, author of the provincial municipal inspection report made public in ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Former PEGIDA Canada Supporter and RISE Canada Iraj Gardner Speaks to ARC

When ARC reported on the PEGIDA Canada rally in London, ON which was again dwarfed in number by comparison by counter-protesters this weekend, I also included information that was sent to me by someone who at one time had intimate knowledge about how PEGIDA functioned. She had that knowledge because at one time she was ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: How much influence does the oil industry have over Alberta politics?

Way too much, according to author and former Edmonton-Riverview MLA Kevin Taft. Taft takes a deep dive into the influence of big oil on the politics and policy direction of our province in his new book, Oil’s Deep State: How the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming – in Alberta, and ...

Parchment in the Fire: Far-Right Enters Germany’s Parliament for First Time in 60 Years

http://therealnews.com/t2/story:20062:Far-Right-Enters-Germany%27s-Parliament-for-First-Time-in-60-Years Filed under: Uncategorized

Parchment in the Fire: Spain’s Economy is Growing, but Leaving Most Spaniards Behind

http://therealnews.com/t2/story:20003:Spain%27s-Economy-is-Growing%2C-but-Leaving-Most-Spaniards-Behind Filed under: Uncategorized

The Canadian Progressive: Chelsea Manning barred from entering Canada

In a development that will most certainly strengthen the view that the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will do anything appease the Trump administration, Canadian immigration authorities just barred Chelsea Manning from entering Canada. The post Chelsea Manning barred from entering Canada appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

PostArctica: Dan Bern – the year-by-year home run totals of the great barry bonds

Had the pleasure once again of seeing Dan Bern in person at Turbo Haus in Saint Henri on Saturday. He played this song and I was stunned as I consider it to be one of the greatest post-” “-postmodern songs ever!

DeSmogBlog: Freedom of Information Seriously Suffered Under BC Liberals’ Last Years: Report

By Andrew MacLeod for The Tyee. For two years leading up to the May election, the government of British Columbia regularly broke its own law for responding to freedom of information requests, a report from the province’s information and privacy commissioner found. “Overall, I am frustrated to see that government routinely operates in contravention of B.C. ...

The Disaffected Lib: Wait Just One Second. We Let Conrad Black In But Turn Chelsea Manning Away?

C’mon, Justin. Just for a while can you pull that giant rag out of your ass? Tell those boys and girls in those little booths to let Chelsea Manning visit Canada. The former U.S. soldier who leaked thousands of classified military documents says she’s been barred from entering Canada as a result of her criminal ...

The Disaffected Lib: Sorry, Puerto Rico, You’re Just Not White Enough.

Donald Trump has earned praise for how well his administration has responded to the disasters caused in Texas and the southeast by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. He’s not showing signs of wanting to do the same for Puerto Rico which really got hammered by Hurricane Maria. What is it? Maria is a Latina name? Not ...

The Disaffected Lib: Tony and His Weiner Going To the Country Club Corral.

Tony Weiner’s uncontrollable deviance has landed him and his now infamous appendage a 21-month, all expenses paid visit to the Greybar Hotel.  Only Tony won’t be headed to Attica or some super-max facility. He won’t have to share a cell with Bubba. People like Tony get upgraded to a minimum security, “country club” institution where ...

The Disaffected Lib: John McCain’s Adieu

Anyone who has lost a friend or loved one to brain cancer knows how rapidly it can claim its victim. That’s John McCain’s reality and he didn’t dodge it in his 60 Minutes interview last night. Describing his cancer as having a “very poor prognosis” during a Sunday interview with the CBS program “60 Minutes,” ...

The Disaffected Lib: Coach Knows Best

Steve Kerr is the head coach of the NBA champion, Golden State Warriors. Stephen Curry, considered by some “the greatest shooter in NBA history,” is one of Kerr’s star players and he’s also the one who sent Donald Trump into a twitter rage by declining the traditional visit to the White House. Coach Kerr and ...

The Disaffected Lib: The Logical and Foreseeable Consequences of Our Acts

What will the next 50 years hold, the next 20? 50 years ago really isn’t that long, especially for anyone over 50. 50 years ago I rode a pretty quick Yamaha 350. I had time to take in Expo 67. I smoked Export A. Pea jackets, turtle neck sweaters, stove pipe jeans and really nice ...

Warren Kinsella: This week’s column: never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity

You never achieve great things if you don’t take risks. How Conservative leader Andrew Scheer doesn’t understand this is an enduring mystery. He never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity, per the cliché. Take (please) Conservative MP Gerry Ritz. Last week, Gerry – who (a) thinks he is funny and (b) has unfettered access ...

Wise Law Blog: Top 10 Legal headlines for the Week of September 25, 2017

140Law: Here are our Top 10 Legal Headlines for the week of September 25, 2017. For links, visit 140Law at http://wiselaw.blogspot.com. – Garry J. Wise, Toronto Visit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our website: www.wiselaw.net

Wise Law Blog: 140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of September 25, 2017

Here are our leading legal headlines for the week of September 25, 2017 from Wise Law on Twitter: Privacy czar’s concern at cellphone searches by U.S. border agents Lawyers can accept payment in bitcoin, Nebraska ethics opinion says Canada won’t do business with Boeing while it’s ‘busy trying to sue us,’ Trudeau says Ontario to toughen ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Steve Roth points out how extreme concentrations of wealth lead to poor economic and social outcomes: If wealth is consistently more widely dispersed — like it was after WW II — the extra spending that results causes more production. (Why, exactly, do you think producers produce things?) And ...

cartoon life: Cats and beasts #1

Yes, the new Procreate 4 is out for IOS. Some new brush capabilities to work on. I’ve been playing a bit. But this is work from about a month back, when I was fooling around with various brush parameters in the previous version. So there will be a run of images over the next weeks ...

Politics and its Discontents: Scenes From The Resistance: A Spreading Solidarity

Continuing with yesterday’s theme, here are some scenes from Sunday’s sports contests that show increasing numbers of players refusing to stand for Donald Trump and America’s racism by either taking a knee or linking arms in solidarity. The New England Patriots: The Oakland Raiders: The Jacksonville Jaguars: Perhaps Bruce Maxwell, the first MLB player to ...

Northern Reflections: A Single Digit IQ

Donald Trump’s real talent — his only talent — is knowing how to pick a fight. On Friday night he targeted players in the NBA and the NFL. At a rally in Alabama, he told his rabid followers: “Wouldn’t you love to see one of the NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ...

Warren Kinsella: Jimmy the K? Not OK.

From the new Hill Times: Former eight-term Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis, who is now a Toronto city councillor, is considering running in Toronto’s mayoral race in next year’s municipal election. “The desire is always there,” Mr. Karygiannis told The Hill Times last week, but declined to get into details of his decision-making process. The next ...

Warren Kinsella: About that Forum poll: Tories 39, Libs 35, Dippers 15

Three things. One, it’s Forum. They’re the ones who said there’d be a Parti Québécois majority, a BC NDP majority, a Wildrose majority, and…you get the picture. Two, it’s a poll. Every single poll in the U.S. Presidential campaign got the outcome wrong, for weeks. Polls aren’t terribly reliable, these days. Three, as my lovely and ...

Montreal Simon: Is Andrew Scheer Now More Popular Than Justin Trudeau?

It's going to feel like 40 degrees again in Ottawa today. And I was pretty sure that Andrew Scheer was melting.Not just because of the brutal temperature, but also because of the heat he's been taking over all the lies in his phony tax campaign.But could I be wrong?Could this nightmare be true?Read more »

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Great Football War

Donald Trump has been losing his marbles for a long time, but now it seems the last few are blasting out or rolling out of his rear orifice. And it's a scary sight.He's threatening to bomb the North Koreans, the Iranians, the Venezuelans, and his own party.And now he's taking his assault on America one ...