The Canadian Progressive: Intolerance-inspired effort to defund Pride Toronto thwarted

The City of Toronto just thwarted an attempt by some right-wing councillors to force the city to pull its $260,000 grant to Pride Toronto, the non-profit organizer of the annual Toronto Pride festivals. The post Intolerance-inspired effort to defund Pride Toronto thwarted appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Accidental Deliberations: Musical interlude

Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts – I’m Shattered

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Nathan Cullen’s Electoral Reform tour stop in Regina

@gtlem @pau1234la @Erin_Weir @nathancullen Here's the good one he took, and got @Carla4Lakeview in the background. pic.twitter.com/o9q29JLDA4 — Saskboy (@saskboy) May 26, 2017 Room filling up at Knox-Met for @nathancullen #ERRE #KeepYourPromise tour#cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/tM3a5IWgBa — Saskboy (@saskboy) May 26, 2017

The Decarie Report: May 26: —– just disgust.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/14/business/monsanto-roundup-safety-lawsuit.html?_r=0 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/topic/monsanto http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/15/health/roundup-herbicide-cancer-allegations/ Don’t waste your time on Brunswick News. It will never carry this story – though it has been an issue in this province. Norbert Cunningham has a Churchillian column on the Manchester bombing. He dwells on the evils of bombing innocent people, and talks of how we shall overcome. Norbert, where were ...

Warren Kinsella: HuffPo: in which I am quite mean to everyone, pretty much

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Politics and its Discontents: Are Trump’s Ties To Russia About To Be Made Transparent?

You can read the long version here, or watch the short version below. For a slightly different slant, The Raw Story’s evaluation of the writer of the article cited provides a basis for some critical reservations. Recommend this Post

Canadian Dimension: Brazil in Crisis and the Challenges for the Left

Photo from http://harvardpolitics.com/covers/protesting-everything/>HarvardPolitics.com On Thursday, May 18, an incriminating audio recording surfaced containing the voice of current Brazilian president Michel Temer of the historically centrist, but recently turned right wing, Partido do Movimento Democrático Brasileiro (Brazilian Democratic Movement Party). In this recording, Temer can be heard engaging in discussions of bribery with former House speaker ...

DeSmogBlog: Kinder Morgan ‘Misleading’ With Claim Trans Mountain ‘Approvals Are in Hand,’ Says Chilliwack Resident

Kinder Morgan Canada’s president Ian Anderson may have misled potential investors in a statement released Thursday that claimed “execution planning is complete, our approvals are in hand” for the Trans Mountain pipeline, according to Ian Stephen, resident of Chilliwack B.C. and campaign director at the Waterwealth Project. “We are now ready to commence construction activities ...

Scripturient: Albert and the Lion

There’s a famous seaside place called Blackpool, That’s noted for fresh-air and fun, And Mr and Mrs Ramsbottom Went there with young Albert, their son. A grand little lad was their Albert All dressed in his best; quite a swell ‘E’d a stick with an ‘orse’s ‘ead ‘andle The finest that Woolworth’s could sell. So ...

The Disaffected Lib: Is Facebook a Threat To What Remains of Our Democracy?

Social media was credited with the toppling of Hosni Mubarak during Egypt’s Arab Spring uprising. New evidence suggests it could be a double-edged sword, one capable of ending liberal democracy. The essence of liberal democracy is governance at the consent of the governed. For that to have any meaning that has to be “informed consent” ...

wmtc: what i’m reading: leaving lucy pear

The year is 1917. A teenage girl from a wealthy family is pregnant, the result of rape — by a man who her mother pushed her to pursue for marriage. Now the girl is being forced to surrender her baby to an orphanage. She has met the person who runs the orphanage, and she cannot ...

Canadian Dimension: All fossil-fuel vehicles will vanish in 8 years in twin ‘death spiral’ for big oil and autos

Photo by the Department of Energy No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will be sold anywhere in the world within eight years. The entire market for land transport will switch to electrification, leading to a collapse of oil prices and the demise of the petroleum industry as we have known it for ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Cassandra Award

This is an interesting concept. Check out the website and watch the following brief video. Recommend this Post

The Disaffected Lib: Credit Where It’s Due. Kudos to Volkswagen.

The Boys from Wolfsburg will always be associated with the diesel emissions scandal. It began when VW was caught cheating. When undergoing tailpipe testing its “clean diesel” engine proved remarkably clean. When in ordinary use, however, the engines produced legendary fuel efficiency and impressive power only at settings that generated prohibited levels of toxic nitrous ...

The Disaffected Lib: Justin – "The Political Equivalent of a YouTube Puppy Video."

He gave it a good run but the pundits are finally catching on to the fact that Justin Trudeau, the King of Selfies, is “all hat and no cattle.” The CBC took a swipe at political journalism in Canada with a report, “The media should know better but we keep falling for Trudeau’s PR.”  Trudeau, ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: A quick look at the Interim Report of Alberta’s Electoral Boundaries Commission

The Interim Report of Alberta’s Electoral Boundaries Commission was released yesterday. I plan to take a more in-depth look at the interim report in the coming days, and plan to write more about it, but I do have a quick few observations after a first glance at the recommendations. First of all, it is important ...

The Disaffected Lib: Credit Where It’s Due. Cathy Imposes Obama-Grade Methane Rules for Fossil Fuelers.

Trudeau enviromin, Cathy McKenna, has announced new rules for cracking down on methane leaks from oil and gas wells. The government will publish proposed regulations May 27 that would cover “over 95 per cent” of emission sources for methane, which is 84 times as powerful as carbon dioxide over a 20-year period at warming the ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: WHEN FAMILIES VISIT PATIENTS IN HOSPITAL, WE WORK

I have the privilege of writing a weekly column called Caring Connections for Troy Media. My friend and colleague Vickie Cammack and I alternate weeks – have a read of Vickie’s insightful pieces too! Here’s my latest piece with its original title (which I like better for our group of family caregivers vs a general ...

Northern Reflections: It’s Unfolding

These days, Michael Harris is ticked off with both the Conservatives and the Liberals. His disdain for Justin Trudeau grows with each passing day: Whether it’s the corporate welfare bums at Bombardier, or the owners of those bitumen-laden pipelines, Trudeau can’t seem to say no to certain people. His claim that we can have it both ...

Montreal Simon: Jared Kushner and the Trump Corruption Scandal

Well there he was at the Western Wall the other day, trying to look as pious as possible.  But when you're Donald Trump that's not easy. No matter how hard you try… And by the time he visited the pope his first family act was looking a little monstrous… Read more »

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday May 26, 2017. Today we are talking about Employment Law. In 2015, an Ontario Court awarded 27 months’ of pay in lieu of reasonable notice to a 65-year-old civil engineer who had been employed for 40.66 years. In exceptional circumstances involving extraordinarily long-service employees, it ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: We can blame Cousin Oliver.

It is all Oliver Mowat’s fault. The myopic Father of Confederation had a mainly rural and agrarian Ontario to oversee in the early years of confederation. His picture hangs over our desk today, not as a distant relation but in the form of a preserved and framed, full front-page of a Saturday Globe published in ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude – Ring of Fire – Chanticleer

That basso profondo…wow. 🙂 Filed under: Music Tagged: Ring of Fire, The DWR Friday Choral Interlude

Montreal Simon: Nigel Wright and the Con Scandal That Won’t Die

The timing couldn't have been more embarrassing for the Cons. On Saturday they will choose a new leader, and Rona Ambrose is still desperately trying to whip up interest in the event… The big day is almost here – on Saturday we're going to find out who Canada's next Prime Minister will be! #cpcldr pic.twitter.com/AxQDlO8h4S — Rona ...

Alberta Politics: Media readers deserve the whole story about the sources reporters quote in public policy stories

PHOTOS: The question isn’t just whether Alberta’s students are getting the information they need, but whether media is giving the rest of us all the facts we require when we read news stories about education policy. Below: Former Edmonton Public Schools curriculum director Stuart Wachowicz, a frequent source used in columns by Edmonton Journal writer ...