Northern Reflections: Incompetence At State

Rex Tillerson recently told the Journal Review, ““I didn’t want this job, I didn’t seek this job,” but he took it because ““my wife told me I’m supposed to do this.” He may be having second thoughts. Certainly others are. Jonathan Freedland writes that Tillerson’s remarks could be read as: a coded admission that he ...

Warren Kinsella: Confidential Ontario Liberal talking points for that Angus Reid poll

This poll excludes Prince Edward Island, and is methodologically unsound.  Whoever is Premier there could be doing way worse! How about those Raptors? And, um, that’s it. 

Montreal Simon: The Quebec Bashing Media and the Tempest in a Snowstorm

It's a classic Canadian story, with some of the good and some of the bad that makes us who we are. And a lot of snow which does the same thing.And it could have been an uplifting tale about battling and conquering the elements in the Great White North. But instead it turned into a horror ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Imagine

A change of pace, let’s imagine for a minute that Lennon’s Imagine piece was written in the Baroque period.  It could sound a little like this. Filed under: Music Tagged: Cross Over, Imagine, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude

Babel-on-the-Bay: You want Trump to go? And then what?

There seems to be a growing consensus among mental health professionals that Donald Trump might be crazy. After all, he thinks he is President of the United States. How crazy can that be? And the man does seem delusional. We all saw it early in his campaign. He would preen himself in front of his ...

Alberta Politics: Education Minister deserves high marks for ordering recalcitrant religious schools to obey GSA law, but more is needed

PHOTOS: Alberta Education Minister David Eggen. Below: Edmonton lawyer Dan Scott, Kristopher Wells of the U of A’s Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services and Brian Coldwell of the Independent Baptist Christian Education Society. Sometimes a government just needs to do the right thing and let the chips fall where they may. Alberta Education ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: My submission to the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission

Earlier this year I submitted a series of recommendations to Alberta’s Electoral Boundaries Commission, the appointed body tasked with redrawing Alberta’s provincial electoral districts for the next election. I initially meant to share this after I submitted it, but for no particular reason I never got around to posting them. The commission will scheduled to submit its interim ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: On the Milo Bus With the Lost Boys of America’s New Right (repost)

Have you heard the one about the boy who cried Fake News? This is a story about truth and consequences. It’s a story about who gets to be young and dumb, and who gets held accountable. Read the rest of this post on the original site at On the Milo Bus With the Lost Boys ...

The Disaffected Lib: Trump Plays Hardball on RyanCare

Ever petulant Donaldo Trump has grabbed recalcitrant Congressional Republicans by the pussy.  Either pass the massive tax cut for the rich wrapped in the cadaver of a healthcare bill or he’ll leave Obamacare, what literate Americans know as the Affordable Care Act, in place. The Cheeto Benito is going to town on intransigent Republicans. He ...

Warren Kinsella: SFH, busily corrupting the youth of the nation

…but giving them the right politics!  

DeSmogBlog: Alberta’s Pipeline Regulation a ‘Facade’: Experts

The Alberta Energy Regulator — responsible for regulating more than 430,000 kilometres of pipelines in the province — has finally started to try to clean up its image. In the last two weeks of February, the agency launched a “compliance dashboard” that reports recent pipeline incidents, it levelled a $172,500 fine against Murphy Oil for a ...

LeDaro: Headquarters of Nuts -U.S Congress

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: SaskPower Is Going To Miss Target

March 16, 2017 Dear Editor, People should be asking how SaskPower intends to meet the 50% renewable electricity by 2030 target set by the Premier over a year ago. Since that announcement, a 350 MegaWatt (MW) natural gas burning plant has been planned for opening in 2019. A 170 MW wind installation is planned for ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Letter to MLA regarding STC Closure/Privatization

Dear Mrs. Beaudry-Mellor: I’m dismayed by your government’s cut of all rural SK bus service. This is a horrible decision that isolates people in small towns and cities, and harms people who cannot drive including people who are blind, or unable or unwilling to operate a private motor vehicle. It will increase the cost of healthcare ...

DeSmogBlog: Four Decades and Counting: A Brief History of the Site C Dam

This is a guest post by Ray Eagle. Many British Columbians may not realize that the $9 billion Site C dam, currently under construction on the Peace River, has a 46-year back-story. B.C. Hydro began engineering studies for Site C back in 1971. In the early 1980s B.C. Hydro went before the newly formed British Columbia Utilities ...

The Disaffected Lib: This Shouldn’t Be Your Daily Laugh, But…

This Hour Has 22 Minutes nails it

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – In the wake of a thoroughly disappointing budget day at both the provincial and federal levels, it’s worth taking note of Ivan Sigal’s view on the importance of building trust – rather than limiting citizens to either fake news or fake policies: How do we begin to ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Sights in Hawai’i

Last month I went with Jeri to Hawaii for a long-planned, pre-booked vacation. I wouldn’t have intentionally gone to Trump America, it just worked out that way. I had planned on spending a day at Pearl Harbor, but did in a different way. The historic sites would have cost over $100 each, and I’ve grown ...

mark a rayner: The void loves you

The caption is perfect if you imagine it being narrated by Werner Herzog. Herzog continues to read: “The orange sky, like the creeping shadows that threaten to engulf our fictional protagonists, is a visual clue that this never happened beyond the void of imagination.” If this cause a full-on existential crisis, watch Herzog talk about ...

Alberta Politics: Now that he can’t be Mr. Congeniality any more, is Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall eyeing the exit?

PHOTOS: I’m sick of this shifty eyed shot of Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall too, but it’s the only decent royalty free photo of the guy I can find. Below top and bottom: Jason Kenney and Brian Jean, two Alberta Conservatives who used to have nothing bad to say about Mr. Wall. What will they say ...

Warren Kinsella: Calling all cyber-detectives: your Ontario political mission, if you choose to accept it

It could be disgruntled Liberals, sure. It could be a certain ambitious cabinet minister, aided and abetted by a lobby firm and trade association he is connected to. It could be Tories or Dippers trying to cause dissent and trouble. It could be some shadowy lobby group trying to exert pressure to achieve some policy ...

We Pivot: Why Most Young People Can’t Buy a Home in Vancouver

Did you know that if you sell a house in Vancouver, if it’s your primary residence, you pay no tax on the profit? The lack of any capital gains tax on selling one’s primary residence contributes to the manic increase … [Read more]

Politics and its Discontents: Just A Couple Of Questions

Given that I have no background in economics, I will leave it to more finely-tuned minds to debate the merits of yesterday’s federal budget. However, there are a couple of things that, from my perspective, need to be answered, and they both relate to the Infrastructure Bank the Liberal government is touting. Introduced in last ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: DINING WITH DYSPHAGIA – FREE COOKBOOK!

I receive lots of requests to post about care-related projects, companies or products. Sometimes a request comes in that I just LOVE and this is one of those. Dining With Dysphagia is a cookbook with a difference. All the recipes are designed to entice the palates of anyone who has difficulty chewing or swallowing (the ...

Things Are Good: What You Can do Now to Mitigate Climate Change

You probably feel overwhelmed by the seemingly infinite ways that climate change alters the planet and your life. Thankfully, you don’t need to sit ideally by and watch the world get too hot. You can start making a difference today by just monitoring what you do and where you get stuff from. Over at Digg ...