The World Famous Dan Shields: 3820…Jack Layton Is A Boor

Jessica Murphy of Sun Media dug out the info from a study by McMaster researcher Alex Sevigny that confirmed what Parliament watchers already knew: when it comes to civility Jack Layton of the Bloc NDP is dthe rudest of them all at 39. To pit that in perspective John Baird scored a 49/100. The average ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Galaxy Quest for Relevance

Where is Jason Nesmith when you need him? The fictional commander of the fictional star ship Protector at least took a firm stand when delivering a stock line: Never give up!  Never surrender! Noob Bloc NDP member of parliament Ryan Cleary could only deliver a weak-assed line among a string of other superficial comments when ...

OpenMedia.ca: CBC on online video: CRTC needs to set down rules to prevent possible "cartel-like behaviour"

By Emily Chung for CBC News Canadians may face restricted access to video services like Netflix and mobile access to Stanley Cup games unless new regulations are put in place, smaller telecommunications companies warn. read more

A Clarion Call: What Min Said

I read a lot of blogs each day, much preferring them to the corporate media. They run the gamut from pedestrian to brilliant, with everything in between. Today I had the pleasure to read a brilliant post by the irrepressible Min Reyes titled Letter To All Canadians and I urge you to take the time ...

The Official Constitution of the Socialist Party of Ontario

As officially adopted May 28th, 2011Socialist Party of OntarioThe ConstitutionClause 1: NameThe name of the Party is the Socialist Party of Ontario. Clause 2: PreambleThe Socialist Party of Ontario is founded on compassion and fairness. Its purpose is to create alternative institutions to challenge and replace the hierarchical, oppressive and exploitative nature of the existing ...

ParliamANT Hill: PM tells MPs to keep earning Canadiants’ trust

Inspired by this story:http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/06/01/pol-conservative-caucus.html

The Disaffected Lib: Will Canada’s Future Be Sold on the Auction Block?

With a major freshwater crisis setting in throughout South Asia, India and East Asia and warnings that already record prices for food staples may double by 2030, this is what you can expect for the future.    China is making a major land grab, this time not in Africa but in Argentina, and it’s got people ...

Matt Drudge and Andrew Breitbart tag team to take down African Americans

It’s no secret that Andrew Breitbart hates black people. His crusades against the left are obsessively and almost exclusively devoted to going after African Americans. Now I learn his old buddy Matt Drudge has upped the ante and is in full-scale KKK mode. Despite the falling violent crime in the US, since just before he ...

eaves.ca: Birthday, technology adoption and my happiness

Yesterday I was reminded by the fact that I have great friends – friends who are far better to me than I deserve. You see, yesterday was my birthday and I was overwhelmed with the number of well wishers who sent me a little note.  I’m so, so lucky – something I should never forget. ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Robert Reitmeier and Tyler Sturrup Arrested on Murder Charges

We had heard rumors for a number of months now concerning the murder of Mark Mariani but didn’t have anything concrete. Today, however, two of the founders of the Aryan Guard offshoot WEB were arrested for his murder: 2 arrested in year-old Calgary murder By Stephane Massinon, Calgary HeraldJune 1, 2011 Two people have been ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Numbers To Ponder

40% Total30% Catholic52% Jewish12% Muslim50% Regular church-goers27% Non-religious Dennis Gruending ties them all together, and even manages to shed light on this post election meeting between Msgr. Patrick Powers, the general secretary of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Jason Kenney.

Bill Longstaff: Don’t mess with my vote, Jack

With 59 of their 103 seats in Quebec, we could expect the NDP to pay close attention to Quebec’s concerns. That would, of course, be appropriate. But what I wouldn’t have expected them to do is propose eroding the democratic rights of the rest of us in order to favour that province. This is what ...

Leftist Jab: A Tale of Two Stephs: Stephen Harper and Stéphane Dion

Let’s turn the clock all the way back to 1991. The GST came into effect, the Paul Bernardo Murders traumatized Canada, the Gulf War got underway and MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault (NDP-Sherbrooke) was born. It’s on April 8th of that year that a pale-face and droopy-eye Stephen Harper was first introduced to Quebec as he went ...

Wise Law Blog: The Supreme Court’s Confusing Decision on Sexual Assault and Consent: <em>R. v. J.A.</em>

The Supreme Court’s decision on sexual assault and consent in R. v. J.A. has been a hot topic since its May 27, 2011 release. Complaints that the decision essentially criminalizes a wide range of innocent sexual activities are flourishing across Twitter (and the nation). The facts underlying the Court’s ruling in J.A. are not disputed: ...

The World Famous Dan Shields: 3819…This Is Your Canada

Freezing rain. No one complains. 20 below zero. No one complains. Blizzards, blowing snow, black ice. No one complains. But when it gets nice out like it was in your capital yesterday. Everyone complains. WFDS

Majority of Canadians not buying Harper’s majority

Too bad in Canada the majority of Canadians don’t count. There’s something deeply wrong with our electoral system when a party can form a majority government – an irresponsible, spendthrift one at that – and wield power over a nation, introducing unpopular policies and a disastrous ideological bent to our courts. Too bad there’s no ...

A voice from Riverbend: Harper’s "Mission Completed" moment et al. ("News & Views" with Artem Medvedev for this week)

The Happy Wanderer: An Interesting Poll to Consider

A new poll shows that a majority of Canadians don’t really support Conservative policies. 53% said that they didn’t want the Corporate taxes to drop and only 39% agreed. On the Fighter jets 52% disagreed with a purchase and 37% agreed. On the Long Gun registry the country is split on what to do, but currently it’s 46%-43%in favor of keeping the ...

LeDaro: Jon Stewart on Anthony Weiner’s wiener

You might have heard about Congressman Anthony Weiner’s twitter account where he is supposed to have posted a picture for a girl that he was (supposedly) chasing. Weiner denies it and claims that his twitter account was hacked. Jon Stewart, who once was once a roommate of Weiner’s, has interesting take on it. It is ...

Dead Wild Roses: Killing Osama Bin Laden – Justice for None.

The celebratory mood seems to have died down a little in the US as perhaps they realize celebrating the gross violation of international law loud and proud might not be such a good thing.  If the same sort of action where to happen to us, we would not be in such a happy mood, I ...

Informed on Information: "WHO agency warns cellphone use ‘possibly carcinogenic’ "

Globe and Mail – “The world’s leading authority on cancer research has declared the radiofrequency electromagnetic fields emitted by devices such as cellphones are possibly carcinogenic, a major step that is raising new questions about cellphone safety. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is part of the World Health Organization, made the announcement ...

Informed on Information: "WHO agency warns cellphone use ‘possibly carcinogenic’ "

Globe and Mail – “The world’s leading authority on cancer research has declared the radiofrequency electromagnetic fields emitted by devices such as cellphones are possibly carcinogenic, a major step that is raising new questions about cellphone safety. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is part of the World Health Organization, made the announcement ...

Informed on Information: "WHO agency warns cellphone use ‘possibly carcinogenic’ "

Globe and Mail – “The world’s leading authority on cancer research has declared the radiofrequency electromagnetic fields emitted by devices such as cellphones are possibly carcinogenic, a major step that is raising new questions about cellphone safety. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is part of the World Health Organization, made the announcement ...

Abousfian Abdelrazik’s children targeted by Quebec government

In open defiance of the Canadian Charter of Rights, the Quebec government is denying child benefits to the children of Canadian citizen Abousfian Abdelrazik. Readers will remember Abdelrazik, illegally marooned in Sudan for six years, tortured there (likely with CSIS complicity), and refused the right to return home until a federal court angrily ordered then-Minister ...

A Blog By James Curran: And the Liberal Party Wonders Why Grassroots Think They are Cheats

The next 28 hours are the last chance to submit your Form 6 for the illegitimate “Special Convention” that nobody will get to speak on. Coincidentally, the LPC(o) and LPC websites are conveniently not working as I write this blog. But hardly anybody is screaming that the whole “virtual meeting” is a sham, right Mr. ...