Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Old news from the south come North: criminals for hire

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Old news from the south come North: criminals for hire

Exponential Book: Make up your mind, already !

Academic job seekers are sometimes in the fortunate position of choosing one of several job offers (not often these days, given the difficult job market). This happens both at the postdoctoral, as well as the faculty level. The reason is simple; someone needing a job will send out as many applications as possible, and it ...

Progressive Proselytizing: Pharmaceutical Patent Lengths

Obama’s recently announced deficit reduction proposal includes the reduction in patent lengths for brand name pharmaceutical drugs from 20 to 7 years. Let us step back and consider the case for such patents and how we might determine an optimal time length. The reason we have pharmaceutical patents is for a single purpose: to create ...

Pample the Moose: Guelph Conservatives continue to try to exclude youth voters

It’s really quite mind-boggling to think what must be going through the thinking processes of Guelph Conservative candidate Marty Burke’s campaign team. First, they make a point of keeping members of the U of Guelph vote mob away from Harper’s rally. Then, he failed to turn up at this week all-candidates debate at the university. ...

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "You Are an Idiot" – Familiar faces

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "You Are an Idiot" – Familiar faces

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "You Are an Idiot" – Familiar faces

Conservatives target ethnic vote

  Here’s your  chance to be just like one of us!  We’re counting on you people!  (Nous l’aimons quand vous nettoyez nos maisons.  Nous avons besoin de votre voix. Merci.)

Canadian Dimension Feed: John Duncan: Another Conservative Hypocrite

The Bruce Carson story, involving a former, senior Harper advisor who managed to hook up with not one but two escort mistresses, is rich with irony. Conservatives in their previous incarnation as the Reform Party claimed they would clean up corruption on Indian reserves. When he was a Reform MP, John Duncan in particular made ...

Canadian Political Viewpoints: Conspiracy Theories…

Now, I’m not usually the type of dwell on these types of thoughts and speculations; mainly because there’s no strong proof one way or the other that will substantiate the debate. But, it’s something that has been on my mind, and was recently discussed (briefly) in the main stream media, so I’ll take the time ...

Ken Chapman: Vote for an Independent Conservative. Vote for Jim Ford May 2

OK – it will come as a surprise to many that I am endorsing a conservative candidate in the May 2 federal election.  Well I am.  It is my strong recommendation (for what it is worth) that the good citizens in the Edmonton Sherwood Park Fort Saskatchewan riding vote for Independent Conservative Jim Ford . ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: Hey, Mr. Wall ………… Pay Attention!

 Sask. Party Premier, Brad Wall Since being elected in November 2007 the Brad Wall Sask Party government has been busy stripping away workers rights, and bringing in legislation that attacks democratic institutions and undermines the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. I suggest to you, that Mr. Wall has been following disgraced past B.C. ...

Green Assassin Brigade: Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada?

Considering we now have an AAEVPC candidate running for Parliament in Newmarket Aurora I figured we should have a quick look at them. First of all they need to come up with a shorter version of their name, AAE perhaps?A quick look at their platform shows that every policy item is about the protection of ...

Green Assassin Brigade: Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada?

Considering we now have an AAEVPC candidate running for Parliament in Newmarket Aurora I figured we should have a quick look at them. First of all they need to come up with a shorter version of their name, AAE perhaps?A quick look at their platform shows that every policy item is about the protection of ...

Green Assassin Brigade: Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada?

Considering we now have an AAEVPC candidate running for Parliament in Newmarket Aurora I figured we should have a quick look at them. First of all they need to come up with a shorter version of their name, AAE perhaps?A quick look at their platform shows that every policy item is about the protection of ...

openalex: Cities Running Huge Risks by Ignoring Climate Change II: UN Habitat Report PDFs

I’ve been amazed at how little attention UN Habitat’s Report on Cities and Climate Change has garnered since its release at the end of March. The report (which I contributed to) makes some important points, summarized in an earlier entry, both about the risks that cities face, and the areas where municipal policies can have ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: South March Highlands and Carp Hills – NCC Role in Protecting Natural Environment Lands: Beyond The Greenbelt

This post is also being sent via email to National Capital Commission CEO Marie Lemay ( Marie.Lemay@ncc-ccn.ca )click on map to enlargeThe National Capital Commission has recently published maps identifying natural environment lands within the National Capital Region as part of it’s concept plans for the Greenbelt Master Plan Review.Interestingly, none of the lands identified ...

Campaign Strength/Weakness Observation

For a PM who didn’t want to do any stimulus spending, and took Parliament to the brink over it in 2008, Harper certainly has reaped considerable political leverage with the so-called Economic Action Plan. The opposition, despite having forced it to happen over Harper ideological objections, has failed to remind the electorate that they were ...

Liberal Video Depot: It’s time to stop the Stephen Harper Gravy Train

Where’s Rob Ford when you need him.{Video by liberalvideo} Please send LVD your political and news videos and clips.

Liberal Video Depot: It’s time to stop the Stephen Harper Gravy Train

Where’s Rob Ford when you need him.{Video by liberalvideo} Please send LVD your political and news videos and clips.

Liberal Video Depot: It’s time to stop the Stephen Harper Gravy Train

Where’s Rob Ford when you need him.{Video by liberalvideo} Please send LVD your political and news videos and clips.

openalex: Bixi Sighting: New Ads Mark Roll Out of 2011 Bikes

Here are some of the first bixis of 2011, notice anything different? New ads, mounted above the wheel and on the baskets, have raised a lot of criticism on Twitter so far. Most of the docking-stations around town are still empty. But bixis are starting to appear, here in Mile-End outside Café Olypmico, ahead of ...

Pample the Moose: Post-debate musings

One of the nice perks of being bilingual is that you can watch Canada’s political leaders debate in both languages without having to listen to their interpreters. I watched both Tuesday’s English-language debate and Wednesday’s French-language debate. Here are a few impressions:1) Format: I liked how the format allowed for more one-on-one interactions. I was ...

Transcript of the 2011 French language federal leaders’ debate…in English!

Added April 21: Okay, because at some point it becomes truly depressing to see people earnestly asking for debate transcripts over Twitter and getting provided endless copies of this link, let me be clear (ha ha!): the following is not real. It is a joke, and arguably not a very good one. If people are ...