But “whistleblower protection” and “coverup facilitation” are easily confused, especially when it’s the Saskatchewan Party naming the bill involved.Continue reading
Good of the Harper Cons to be positively outraged that the massive cuts they’ve imposed on Environment Canada might result in cuts to Environment Canada. But who wants to bet they’d have been perfectly happy to see Northern water monitoring slashed if …Continue reading
Miscellaneous content to start your week.
– Ian Welsh reminds us of the golden rule that should govern politics and everyday interactions alike:
To paraphrase many of the greatest religious and moral leaders, there is only one law: imagine you are in …
Loving. Hopeful. Optimistic. UR doin it wrong.
Though from Thomas Mulcair’s standpoint, I’m not sure the anonymous back-biting can’t be turned into a plus: what better way to dispel questions about whether a candidate can keep his cool and rise abov…Continue reading
The Lib take on NDP policy a year ago at what was supposed to be their policy renewal conference:
At the time, those were the two big, important, structural differences in policy — the only two, if I recall correctly, although readers are welcome to …
Having posted about the target groups and issues for the NDP’s leadership campaign, let’s take the next step and put some names to the possibilities. As hinted at in my last post, I’d see the ideal field as involving enough candidates to cover effectiv…Continue reading
Miscellaneous material for your weekend reading.
– Chris Selley nicely summarizes Jack Layton’s celebration of life today:
I can just hear people kvetching: Was this a funeral for a great man, or a rally for his party?
But again, this is surely to mi…Continue reading
For those looking to join the celebration of Jack Layton’s life with others, the NDP has put together a list of events happening across Canada. Or for those who can’t, CBC and CityTV are among the networks live-streaming the funeral.
(In Memoriam grap…Continue reading
Following up on my post about the groups the NDP will want its candidates to reach during the upcoming leadership campaign, I’ll follow up with a brief look at some of the issues that I’d also hope to see as top priorities for one or more candidates.
Assorted content for your weekend reading.
– Adam Radwanski astutely recognizes that the outpouring of sympathy and grief following Jack Layton’s death speaks to the gap between what most political parties limit themselves to pursuing, and what many p…Continue reading
Max Graham feat. Neev Kennedy – Sun in the WinterContinue reading
At long last, B.C.’s HST has met its end. Vaughn Palmer reminds us why, while Iglika Ivanova looks at what comes next.Continue reading
I’m pretty sure I’ve read columns and articles purporting to be written by Murray Mandryk over a period of several years. But I’m having trouble making sense of that recollection after he’s gone out of his way to demonstrate that he was born yesterday….Continue reading
Following up on this post drawing some first outlines of the NDP leadership race, I’ll deal briefly with one of the points that has surfaced in most media coverage: namely, whether candidates should have to be bilingual.
For the most part, every thre…Continue reading
Miscellaneous material to end your week.
– John Moore points out why the Canadian public is mourning Jack Layton with as much sincerity and energy as we’ve seen over the past week:
He wasn’t the only nice guy in politics, but he was one of the few t…
Assorted content to end your day.
– Leftdog points out that the Wall government’s regressive ideology is doing exactly what it usually does – resulting in workers losing ground as a result of stagnant wages and skyrocketing costs even as billions of d…Continue reading
We’ve already seen a couple of days of frantic media speculation as to who might succeed Jack Layton as the NDP’s permanent leader, and I’ll add my own list of possibilities before too long. But before considering who might run, it’s worth taking a bro…Continue reading
This and that for your Thursday reading.
– Heather Mallick highlights the dangers of the permanent unemployment which regressive politicians around the globe are so vociferously demanding in the guise of austerity:
As we fend off a double-dip recessio…
Here, on Jack Layton’s political legacy of choosing principle over political expediency.Continue reading
While there’s ample reason to be skeptical about how the Cons plan to handle health care over the next few years, let’s note at least one indication that things could be worse:
Ottawa plans to negotiate a single national health accord, not separate agr…