The Canadian Progressive: Put Muslim characters who don’t need to be ‘saved’ on school reading lists

Children’s stories either written by Muslim writers or featuring Muslim main characters are typically nonexistent or problematic in their representations of Muslim experiences, writes Heba Elsherief, a PhD Candidate, Language and Literacies Education, at the University of Toronto. The post Put Muslim characters who don’t need to be ‘saved’ on school reading lists appeared first ...

Warren Kinsella: You never know who you might run into in Regina in July

Lisa and me were just visiting the Saskatchewan Legislature this afternoon, and we ran into a very amiable young fellow who gave us a personal tour. Quite knowledgeable guy, too. I think he might be considering a career in politics. 

The Disaffected Lib: Another Reason Canada Should Steer Clear of Trump’s Call to Return to Afghanistan

If it can be rigged, it’ll be rigged. If it can be corrupted, it will be corrupted. You probably remember when Donald Trump said that America’s biggest failing in the Iraq war was that it failed to take Iraq’s oil. Not pay for it, take it. It was only fair that Iraqis pay for America’s ...

DeSmogBlog: Why B.C. Needs a Corruption Inquiry

This is a guest post by Lisa Sammartino, the democracy campaigner for B.C.’s largest democracy group Dogwood. It originally ran on The Tyee. Christy Clark rounded out her final days in office with a parting gift — not to British Columbians but to a loyal BC Liberal donor, Taseko Mines. The company donated more than $130,000 ...

The Disaffected Lib: Is Somebody Sending Us a Message?

Well there’s news, in a way, and there’s bad news, in a worse way. The news is that sperm counts are plummeting in the Western world. A 50% decline over the past 40-years. The analysis did not explore reasons for the decline, but researchers said falling sperm counts have previously been linked to various factors ...

Canadian Dimension: NDP Leadership Candidate Niki Ashton Supports Palestinian Rights

Photo by Matt Jiggins Sometimes silence in politics speaks louder than words. Israel lobby groups’ response (or lack thereof) to NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton’s recent support of Palestinian rights suggests they believe previous criticisms backfired. Two months ago B’nai B’rith attacked Ashton for attending a rally in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike ...

Warren Kinsella: When imitation is stupidity and not flattery

Meet the new boss, etc. pic.twitter.com/nqwrn32MIi — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) July 26, 2017

The Disaffected Lib: Ralph Klein’s Sabotage

I used to sort of like Ralph Klein, until he quit drinking. Then he turned into a real son-of-a-bitch. While he may be largely forgotten today, he’s left Alberta a lasting legacy and it’s going to cost the people of the Wild Rose province countless billions. In the June 12, 1991 decision, a panel of ...

Parchment in the Fire: A despot in disguise: one man’s mission to rip up democracy

George Monbiot The Guardian It’s the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century. To read Nancy MacLean’s new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, is to see what was previously invisible. The history professor’s work on the subject began by ...

The Disaffected Lib: Trump Jungend

The Republicans assured themselves their 70-year old man/boy president would mature once in office. You morons, the guy turned 71 on June 14. He ain’t gonna change. He’s not smart enough even if he wanted to, even if he thought he had to in order to survive. No amount of time and pressure and heat ...

The Disaffected Lib: The Madness of King Donald

Two senators, a Republican and a Democrat, caught discussing the madness of King Donald and his “crazy” minions in the House. Oh yeah and at the end they were talking about this guy, Texas congressman Blake Farenthold (rhymes with ‘fartinghole’) who said, if she weren’t a woman, he would have challenged the Republican senator from ...

The Disaffected Lib: For a Guy On Death’s Doorstep, He Can Still Come Out Swinging.

Yes, Arizona senator John McCain did return to Washington to cast the essential vote allowing the Republicans to go ahead and debate health care, the first step to abolishing the Affordable Care Act. But then McCain delivered a couple of hard shots to his Republican leadership and fellow senators. He blasted the path taken by ...

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Louis-Philippe Rochon discusses the need for monetary policy to be better coordinated with fiscal policy to ensure both sustainable economic growth and a more fair distribution of wealth: Monetary policy has been a failure. It has failed to encourage growth, as has been plainly obvious in this lost decade, ...

Warren Kinsella: Would you like this soldier protecting your back in a fight?

Donald Trump wouldn’t.  This morning, he tweeted – without the Pentagon’s prior knowledge – that transgender soldiers like this one wouldn’t be allowed in the U.S. armed forces. He did that, of course, because he is going to lose the health votes and wants to change the channel.  Of course. But it is still a ...

DeSmogBlog: Endangered Caribou Habitat Clearcut During B.C. Election Uncertainty

Forestry giant Canfor is logging critical habitat for mountain caribou, recent video footage reveals. The company, which donated just shy of $1 million to the BC Liberal Party, has proceeded with clearcuts in the Upper Clearwater Valley, near Wells Gray Provincial Park, despite a legal application for an emergency stop-work order currently under review by federal ...

Warren Kinsella: This makes me so, so sad 

One year ago today, says Facebook. Very proud to work for her in three states last Summer.  She is the real president. She won with three million more votes, and it is now indisputablly clear that her vile Republican opponent cheated with the assistance of a foreign power.  2017: what a shit year. 

The Disaffected Lib: Rachel, Justin, the Science Is In.

There’s plenty of it and it all points to one conclusion – bitumen trafficking is dangerous. An 8-person  Stanford research team led by Canadian, Stephanie Green, a Banting post-doctoral fellow spent two years studying the impact of bitumen on Canada’s marine environment. If you’re going to keep your promise, Justin, that your government will follow ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday July 26, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law. For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at http://www.wiselaw.net. – Garry J. Wise, Toronto Visit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our website: www.wiselaw.net

Politics and its Discontents: So Many Possible Labels, None Of Them Positive

There are many labels one could affix to the Conservative Party of Canada: opportunistic, divisive, demagogic, dishonest and principleless are but five that readily come to mind. However, perhaps the most immediately appropriate and withering is hypocritical. Hypocrisy is to be found in political parties of all stripes, but it appears that the others are ...

cartoon life: Eye’m in a hurry

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Montreal Simon: The Fatal Mistake of the Con Monster Andrew Scheer

I always knew that Andrew Scheer is a Stephen Harper clone, with a Ted Bundy smile.I knew he's so partisan he might as well be packing a knife, to jam into the back of Justin Trudeau.I knew he's a religious fanatic who believes gay Canadians are "abhorrent" and that if he could he would jail women ...

Things Are Good: An Online Forum is Saving Addicts from Bad Drugs

The opioid crisis in North America continues unabated. Local organizations are pushing for reform of policies and in Canada the call for safe injection sites is growing. The number of deaths from opiate addiction is too high and users have started to share information to curb the rising death count. The subreddit community r/opiates has ...

Northern Reflections: The Cowardly Have Triumphed

Donald Trump, Jill Abramson writes, is a coward: Although he spent a dozen seasons on “The Apprentice” playing the boss who loved saying “You’re fired,” he doesn’t have the guts to lower the boom as president. When he did fire former FBI director James Comey, he hid behind the skirts of deputy attorney general Rod ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: Missing Sean Spicer.

President Donald Trump has no sense of balance. He also has very little sense of humour. We counted on his press secretary to give us that bit of fun that made the White House scene safe for family entertainment. But Sean Spicer is gone. He has been replaced. It takes two to replace him. We ...

Dead Wild Roses: Sarah Ditum – Quote: ‘What I got wrong.”

Getting in trouble for naming vectors of oppression; it is what Feminists do. Good Show Ms.Ditum.   Filed under: Feminism, Radical Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Sarah Ditum, What I go Wrong