The Political Road Map: Don Meredith and Another Senate Scandal!

I have been hearing a lot of discussion regarding newly disgraced Senator Don Meredith and his scandal revolving around sexual relations with a teenager. It seems like the Senate in general cannot go too far without some form of scandal either following it or outright being created by it. Senator Meredith has created a lot ...

The Disaffected Lib: Wrap Your Mind Around This Idea

We live in a world that’s running out of stuff including the stuff that keeps you alive – clean air and fresh water for starters. There is not enough to meet our insatiable and persistently growing demand. The Global Footprint Network that studies these things has worked out that mankind now uses renewable resources (water, ...

Warren Kinsella: Spies Are Us: this week’s HuffPo #BCpoli column 

Some people wear tinfoil hats. Some see conspiracies everywhere. Some even look around at public meetings, and see spies where there are none. B.C. NDP MLA David Eby, for instance, sees spies. B.C. Liberal spies, to be precise. A little while ago, Eby — who seems like a nice fellow, albeit a bit paranoid — ...

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Vicki Nash challenges the claim that unemployment in a precarious economy is generally a matter of choice rather than the absence thereof. And Jia Tolentino argues that we shouldn’t pretend there’s any value in being forced to work oneself to death: It does require a fairly dystopian strain ...

The Disaffected Lib: Our Last, Best Chance?

Canadians have all the proof they need in our own prime minister that the existing approach to slashing carbon emissions cannot work. Trudeau’s hypocrisy is embedded in his drive to accelerate the export and production of the world’s most carbon-intensive ersatz petroleum, bitumen, under the laughable premise that more carbon today is the key to ...

wmtc: ontario librarians: should the ola support staffless libraries?

This week, the Toronto Public Library announced plans to open libraries with no staff. Not just no librarians — we’ve seen that in many places — but no staff whatsoever. This was bad enough, but we were further horrified to see that the Ontario Library Association, a membership-based organization that is supposed to further the interests ...

Warren Kinsella: SAY NO TO HATE

Oppose the neo-Nazi rag, Your Ward News? Opposed Canada post delivering I hate sheet to your mailbox? Now’s your chance to say so! Write this committee! Say NO to hate! 

We Pivot: Community First, Deportations Second?

Residents were upset that the president who promised to deport undocumented immigrants was rounding up undocumented immigrants in order to deport them. “I knew he was Mexican, but he’s been here so long, he’s just one of us,” Debra Johnson, … [Read more]

Politics and its Discontents: Setting The Record Straight

Now that Senator Don Meridith, about whom I have previously posted, has switched lawyers, it is gratifying to see that his cowardly cries of racism as a factor in the calls his dismissal are being put to rest. Meredith’s new lawyer had this to say yesterday: Disgraced Sen. Don Meredith’s new lawyer says racism doesn’t ...

Montreal Simon: Samantha Bee on Donald Trump’s Hard Power Budget

Well there he was yesterday, sitting behind the wheel of a monster truck, looking like he was about to start mowing down his many enemies, real or imagined.But the truck wasn't moving, thank goodness. Donald Trump wasn't going anywhere.And neither is his plan to destroy Obamacare.President Trump issued an ultimatum on Thursday to recalcitrant Republicans ...

Wise Law Blog: The Lawyer’s Weekly: Social Media Postings Creating a Litigation ‘Gold Mine’

BY SIMRAN BAKSHI, ASSOCIATE LAWYER I was recently interviewed by Lawyer’s Weekly correspondent Kim Arnott regarding the impact that social media can have in family law litigation. Given the nature of issues presented in family law, it is really not all that surprising to see social media increasingly relied upon by the Courts as an ...

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 ...