Scripturient: Brian the comedian

Following the success of Collingwood’s Comedy Duo, whose act has taken them on tour across the nation on the taxpayers’ dollar, our Deputy Mayor has entered the ring as our jester-du-jour. And since the Duo’s main act was sidelined recently by not being allowed to keep a snout into the FCM trough, it looks like ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: The anger factor.

A reader on the west coast asked the other day if we are seeing anger in Liberal ranks directed at Prime Minister Trudeau’s disrespect for the party? What was strange about the question was that most of that anger is building on the west coast. The flash point will be the funding and tooling up ...

Dead Wild Roses: Responses to Street Harassment – Informal, yet still Infuriating Poll

I know which minor superpower I’d like to have, I’d like the ability to switch minds of other people, or increase the amount of empathy others feel toward each other.  So much of the problem (other than the dudely shit-stains that actually harass women) is that people just can’t relate or believe women when they ...

Alberta Politics: Saskatchewan credit rating downgraded for second time by Standard & Poor’s and all we hear are crickets!

PHOTOS: It’s quiet here on Crickets Avenue. Don’t expect a Wildrose of PC press release to come along any time soon. (Photo: Billy Hathorn, Wikimedia Commons) Below: Standard & Poor’s headquarters in New York City (Photo: Uncredited, Wikimedia Commons); Brad Wall, the real leader of Western Canada, or so they say. (Photo: Daniel Paquet, Wikimedia ...

Alberta Politics: Alphabet Stage, kids’ book by Alberta author Linda Phillips, tops Audreys’ Edmonton bestseller list for second week

Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended June 18, 2017, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. Alphabet Stage (Children’s) – Linda M. Phillips* 2. Annie Muktuk and Other Stories – Norma Dunning*+ ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: 116 days left until Edmonton’s Municipal Elections

There are 116 days left until the October 16, 2017 municipal elections in Edmonton. Here are some of the latest updates to the list of candidates running in Edmonton’s municipal election for City Council and the Edmonton Public School Board: Emerson Mayers is running for City Council in Ward 4. Mayers is a Registered Nurse and ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Alphabet Stage continues to top Audreys Edmonton Bestseller List

Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended June 18, 2017, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers Alphabet Stage (Children’s) – Linda M. Phillips* and Denyse V. Hayward* Annie Muktuk and Other Stories – Norma Dunning * ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: WCAI: The Little Engine That Couldn’t

In ARC's most recent article about the WCAI's seemingly futile efforts to get their MEGA Patriot Rally off the ground, we posted a video of Sandra Solomon and Jeff Sharpe confronting Stephen Garvey at the March For Jesus event in Calgary. Joey DeLuca of the WCAI was on the other end of the video which ...

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Trump is a pariah in the face of climate crisis

In withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, U.S. President Donald Trump demonstrated monumental ignorance about climate change and the agreement itself, writes David Suzuki. The post David Suzuki: Trump is a pariah in the face of climate crisis appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Warren Kinsella: Nazi hunting: today’s events, summarized

Lisa being interviewed by CBC outside the courthouse. What a day! I have to tell you: when we were before the Justice of the Peace and the Crown early this morning, I wasn’t at all confident we were going to win.  The pre-enquete hearing, as it is called, is not commonplace.  And we were essentially ...

The Disaffected Lib: Worth a Look

Elon Musk has released his vision for colonizing Mars. I’m a skeptic but he does make some interesting points. Musk has plainly done a lot of homework. I, like most of us, have done virtually nil. Musk wants to make humans a multi-planetary species. He admits it’s a long shot with grave risks but argues ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Criminal Charges Laid Against James Sears and Leroy St. Germaine

ARC hasn’t been focusing as much on the efforts by Warren and Lisa Kinsella to keep the hate rag “Your Ward News” off the streets, however there has been an update that I think is definitly worth sharing: So far, aside from Sears claiming the charges are, “baseless” there isn’t all that much from the ...

A Different Point of View....: Liberals take first small step toward rebuilding the CBC, but there are many miles to go

The federal government has taken the first step on a long road toward what hopefully will be the restoration of the CBC as Canada’s most important public interest and cultural institution. For nearly 10 years the Harper government forced the CBC off track from its original goals of promoting culture and the arts, providing quality ...

cartoon life: Somewhere beside the road

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Environmental Law Alert Blog: Protecting Pípsell: Standing up Secwépemc law on Aboriginal Day

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 West Coast is proud to ally with the Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN) in their use of their own laws to determine the future of Pípsell (also known as Jacko Lake and environs), a sacred area threatened by the proposed open pit Ajax mine. Our Environmental Dispute Resolution Fundteam travelled to Secwépemc ...

The Decarie Report: Jun 21: More Insanity. More Greed. Less Time.

This is a long one because I  had a lot to get off my chest in the first half. If you find me boring, just skip to about half way down. “During the so-called secret war in Laos(1964-1973), the US dropped the equivalent of a PLANE LOAD of BOMBS every 8 minutes for NINE YEARS ...

DeSmogBlog: If Saskatchewan Can Build a Geothermal Power Plant, Why Can’t B.C.?

While news of Saskatchewan’s plan for a small geothermal power plant was met with excitement by renewable energy advocates,  experts say British Columbia is far better situated to capitalize on the technology yet has failed to do so. “It should be a little bit of a shock that a less good resource is being developed in ...

Canadian Dimension: Over 170 years after Engels, Britain is still a country that murders its poor

Lower your gaze from the blackened husk of Grenfell Tower and you see the flowers and the signs decorating the streets. Many are photocopied pleas to help find the missing: 12-year-old Jessica, baby Amaya. Steve. Moses. Nestled among them are the others: scribbles and boards and A4 sheets reading Cuts Cost Lives and Corporate Murder, ...

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Richard Seymour follows up on Jeremy Corbyn’s electoral success by highlighting the importance of a grassroots progressive movement which stays active and vibrant between election cycles: Labour needs only a small swing to win a majority if there were to be another election, and current polling suggests they ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Links

The latest from the NDP’s federal leadership campaign. – Kristy Kirkup reports on the release of Jagmeet Singh’s climate change policy statement.And Charlie Angus has offered his road map toward a transition to renewable energy, while the CP reports on his plan for a more fair relationship with Indigenous peoples. – Meanwhile, Len Gillis reports ...

The Disaffected Lib: This Won’t Set Well With the Donald

Who can forget the glory days when Donald Trump bragged about putting the kibosh on plans by Ford to build its Focus compact cars in Mexico? He sure straightened them out, didn’t he – pilgrim? The Ford Focus will not be built in Mexico. It will be built in China and those compact cars will ...

The Disaffected Lib: Canada’s Energy Policy – Flying At the Speed of Stall.

BC’s Christy Clark had fantasies of massive tankers ferrying liquid natural gas to eager markets in Asia.  Every Alberta premier since Peter Lougheed and every recent Canadian prime minister has had similar wet dreams about vast wealth to be had for allowing foreigners to extract and export Athabasca bitumen. Surely China, wonderful China, was simply ...

Warren Kinsella: We won. This just happened.

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday June 21, 2017. Today we are talking about Family Law. A final Separation Agreement will document all issues that have been resolved by the parties signing it, along with any remaining actions, payments or arrangements required to complete the Agreement Additionally, a Separation Agreement will ...