Babel-on-the-Bay: Everyone’s an expert on High-Speed Rail.

You can hardly blame an old friend such as David Collenette. His career has been in service to the Liberal Party. He was executive director of the Ontario party in 1974 when he was asked to be the federal candidate in York East when the earlier nominee had to resign. We were pleased when David ...

Dead Wild Roses: Those Damn Lesbians Appropriating Everything – On a Website: “Her”, that is ostensibly for Lesbians.

It would be nice if dudes could just stay in their own lane. https://grumpyoldnurse.tumblr.com/post/160324241612/rad-bad-and-dangerous-to-know-sapphoicqueen Filed under: Gender Issues Tagged: Funny how that works, Her, Lesbians

We Pivot: 2 Signs of a New Era!

Yesterday I noticed two things:   The BC NDP and BC Greens are willing to create a new paradigm of politics in BC. Hopefully this can mean a legislature where people don’t behave like 6-year-olds with the rude and sexist … [Read more]

Alberta Politics: How but as a leadership campaign brochure are we to interpret Derek Fildebrandt’s paean to ‘Max’ Bernier?

PHOTOS: Derek Fildebrandt, the Alberta Wildrose Party’s finance critic and, possibly, third unofficial candidate to enter the non-race to lead the still-nonexistent United Conservative Party. Below: Maxime Bernier (Photo: CBC), who is apparently Mr. Fildebrandt’s ideological hero, and British Columbia NDP Leader John Horgan, who seems very close to grasping the first-ministerial brass ring in ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: June 3 in Ottawa: Trouble-a-Brewin’

I think the best way to start this article is by making fun of the financial management of Joey De Luca of the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam (WCAI). As ARC's readers know, De Luca and Ryan Dean (of the over the top Canadian Combat Coalition) are planning a protest in Calgary to coincide with a ...

The Decarie Report: May 29: Their evil. Our wimpiness.

Just a few opening lines about my local Burnswick News. Saturday’s issue is a column by a lawyer/politician who appears each week  to say nothing. This seems a man of no particular political values except getting back into the game, possibly, and making contacts. This time, he heaps praise on the province’s current premier as ...

Canadian Dimension: The Afghan toll

Photo by DVIDSHUB The U.S. has little to show for its long engagement in Afghanistan. And if the Taliban returns to power, it will be a major blow to U.S. prestige. Every contingency will be taken to prevent that outcome, even the destruction of Afghanistan. The American war in Afghanistan will soon enter its 16th ...

Canadian Dimension: Third NDP Leadership Debate: Two new Contestants and a bit more Conflict

Photo by Gino Donato/Sudbury Star/Postmedia Network This past Sunday, the Federal NDP held its third debate in Sudbury, Ontario, the first such meeting in almost two months. The timing of this debate was significant because it was one day after Andrew Scheer’s coronation as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, and it has welcomed ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Greyhound and RCMP Bring #StarlightTours To Manitoba

Do you remember the Starlight Tours? Now you don’t have to be drunk to experience this police mistreatment, only be a First Nations person who is unwell. A shameful story of racism out of Manitoba today. This is one of the companies the SaskParty is looking toward to offer replacement bus service due to the ...

The Disaffected Lib: Too Good/Bad to Be True? The End of Internal Combustion Propulsion?

It’s been rumoured to be coming. Now it seems that a truly seismic event may be almost on our doorstep. A report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) shows that within as little as eight years, electric cars in Europe and North America will be cheaper to buy and run than traditional vehicles powered by ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: NDP Brings Greens Most Pinecones

Title in honour of a Beaverton joke. Andrew Weaver brings up the issue of Kinder Morgan as something he couldn't overlook when negotiating. — Chandler Grieve (@CTVNewsChandler) May 29, 2017 BREAKING: Andrew Weaver announces @BCGreens party will support John Horgan and the @bcndp https://t.co/31K6KRulSm #BCpoli pic.twitter.com/M9SiwleYDh — The Vancouver Sun (@VancouverSun) May 29, 2017 I’m ...

The Disaffected Lib: B.C. Greens Support NDP. Adios Christy.

The B.C. Liberal government’s reign appears to be at an end. The Green Party has agreed to support the Horgan NDP.The agreement, announced by Green Leader Andrew Weaver and NDP Leader John Horgan at a news conference in Victoria, would see the Greens and New Democrats use their combined one-seat majority in the legislature to ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Lesson In Ecological Humility

I saw the following last night on Global. It impressed me so much that we took a drive today to Long Point, an area I hadn’t visited for over 45 years. The story is a singular illustration of can be accomplished at the local level. A new research paper, published in the Wildlife Society Bulletin, ...

Warren Kinsella: I don’t think he likes politicians 

The Pope is at it again: he met with Justin Trudeau and took another glum photo https://t.co/rux2b1a5OP pic.twitter.com/Xk4oWSajXZ — BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) May 29, 2017

TaylorOwen.com: Oped on #fakenews in the Globe and Mail

Edward Greenspon and I on the likely evolution of #fakenews: a pernicious mix of AI, commercial surveillance, adtech and social platforms that is going to undermine democracy in some critical ways. If fake text had a social impact on our understanding of events and news, imagine what the coming fake and micro-targeted video and audio ...

Warren Kinsella: Papa Smirk

Now in HuffPo!

DeSmogBlog: Kinder Morgan Warns Trans Mountain Investors Pipeline May Never Be Built

This article originally appeared on Dogwoodbc.ca.  It’s a rare dose of honesty from a company with a history of bending the truth. Kinder Morgan filed a final prospectus last week with securities regulators, setting the stage for a last-ditch attempt to raise enough cash to build its Trans Mountain expansion project. Now all the Texas pipeline barons can hope is ...

Mind Bending Politics: Minister Coteau Finally Sighted By Parents On The Autism File

Micheal Coteau the Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services as been somewhat like a Sasquatch to many in the autism community.  There have been reported sightings, but often those reports come with fuzzy details, and then he seems to vanish into the wilderness of Queen’s Park.  Almost a year has passed since Coteau took ...

The Disaffected Lib: Putin Couldn’t Have a Better Ally

In just four months, Donald Trump has done more for Vlad Putin than the Russian strongman has managed to accomplish in years of scheming and struggle. It must have been music to the Kremlin’s electronic ears over the weekend as the leader of the free world, Germany’s Angela Merkel, stated the obvious – America is ...

The Disaffected Lib: A Word of Thanks To (or maybe for) Donald Trump

It’s not the sort of thing you might expect from Tom Englehardt of Tom Dispatch, a word of thanks for Donald Trump. Think of him as the end of the world as we, or maybe anyone, including Vladimir Putin, knew it. To me, that means one thing, even though most of you won’t agree: I ...

We Pivot: Dignity, Ontario and the Minimum Wage

Any second now, the Ontario government will announce what it will do for workers. It’s called the Changing Workplaces Review. And if you haven’t noticed, the value of work has been in decline for a couple generations and the 1% … [Read more]

Warren Kinsella: “We have lots of things that we’re going to do that we won’t say before the election because we want to get elected”

Story here. The knuckle-dragging, red-necked Landowner loon Jack MacLaren should have been kicked out of the Ontario PC caucus long ago.  He’s an idiot. He, and his “Trillim Party” are irrelevant, now.  But this statement MacLaren made in that video will linger for a long time: “We have lots of things that we’re going to do ...

Wise Law Blog: Top 10 Legal headlines for the Week of May 29, 2017

Here are our Top 10 legal headlines for the week of May 29, 2017. For links, visit 140Law at http://wiselaw.blogspot.com For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net. – 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 May 29, 2017

Here are our leading legal headlines for the week of May 29, 2017 from Wise Law on Twitter:  Toronto area housing market has a ‘missing middle,’ new report says Apple Settles Legal Dispute With Nokia Labour report calls for expanding protection for workers in Ontario Final Report of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review FCC won’t come ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Assorted content to start your week. – Rhys Kesselman challenges the Fraser Institute’s grossly distorted conception of “tax competitiveness”: Even with lower overall tax burdens, many Americans bear much heavier non-tax burdens than their Canadian counterparts. These costs can be so large as to swamp any tax-rate differentials between the countries. Private health insurance in ...