Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Happy Dead Hitler Day!

Ding! Dong! The Führer’s dead! Time to bust out the bubbly and celebrate.

Just Another Willy Loman: Stay away from the brown acid

Wow ever since the wave l’orange hit the belle province (my high school French always fails me) it has been looney tunes around these parts. We’ve seen posts where some young lib bloggers have turned into blogging torries in their attacks on the ndp and some young dipper bloggers have been predicting a NDP majority ...

Canadian Dimension Feed: The Shock Doctrine, Toronto Style

I doubt Rob Ford reads Naomi Klein. Between studying committee reports and football playbooks, the new Mayor likely doesn’t have the time or the inclination to keep up with Canada’s most prolific left-wing journalist. Nevertheless, Ford’s approach to urban governance cannily resembles the political strategies of right-wing politicians laid bare in Klein’s international bestseller The ...

Canadian Soapbox: Time to decide on the kind of politics we want….

This should have been an election about ideas, an election on Harper’s record over the past five years, an election about competing visions of the kind of Canada we want now and in the future.  Sadly this election is none of those things.  This election is about something far more basic…its about democracy and how ...

Harper smears Liberals for years, then asks us to save him?

I don’t think this latest argument from Prime Minister Stephen Harper is going to resonate with the intended audience. As all Liberals know, Harper has led a vicious smear campaign against the Liberal Party since he became leader of the Canadian Alliance. That smear campaign attacking the integrity of all Liberals continued after he became ...

Bill Longstaff: Measuring democracy

It wouldn’t surprise anyone if they were told that the rich have more influence on government than the rest of us. Some scholars in the U.S. have gone further than assume this, they have actually measured it, and the results are intriguing. Professor Martin Gilens of Princeton University, writing in the Public Opinion Quarterly, says, ...

Enormous Thriving Plants: United States becoming Sodom & Gommorah!

Will this be the century that this particular bit of right-wing craziness comes true? We report, you decide! Pat’s ironically correct about one thing, though: It doesn’t take an “ordinary scholar” to arrive at his conclusions. Far, far from it.

Enormous Thriving Plants: United States becoming Sodom & Gommorah!

Will this be the century that this particular bit of right-wing craziness comes true? We report, you decide! Pat’s ironically correct about one thing, though: It doesn’t take an “ordinary scholar” to arrive at his conclusions. Far, far from it.

Enormous Thriving Plants: United States becoming Sodom & Gommorah!

Will this be the century that this particular bit of right-wing craziness comes true? We report, you decide! Pat’s ironically correct about one thing, though: It doesn’t take an “ordinary scholar” to arrive at his conclusions. Far, far from it.

Blevkog: Sam Pazzano: Whore! Future senator?

Wow. The Conservatives are scared, and have no shame. Warning: If you click this, you might throw up a little in your mouth. I did. On the bright side, maybe this ridiculously transparent smear job will have the same effect for Layton’s campaign as what happened for Chretien in the 1990′s when the same breed ...

Co2 Art: Are We on the Cusp of de facto Proportional Representation?

Of all the interesting trends this election, the increased ability of politicians and ordinary citizens to effect change in public opinion is surely the most important. The case of the NDP’s sudden unpredicted rise in Quebec and across the country is one example. Another is Elizabeth May’s strong showing (and hopefully election) in Saanich. Another, ...

Its not going to work

#ndp #elxn41 #jacklayton #cpc #toronto The recent smear on Jack Layton isn’t going to work. Remember Bill Clinton? His extra marital affair was used by his conservative enemies to undermine his office and tried to impeach him from office. Hardly a treasonous offense, but his Republican enemies figured they had the galvanizing issue to motivate ...

this-on-that: scummy ex cop tells Scum Media that cops hate poor people

Could this ex cop be julian fantino? He’s an ex Toronto cop, and scummy to boot! At any rate, the smear job on Jack Layton, which by the way, Orwell’s Bastard has done a bitchin job covering, does reveal the contempt certain cops have for those less fortunate. It could explain why they kill people ...

this-on-that: scummy ex cop tells Scum Media that cops hate poor people

Could this ex cop be julian fantino? He’s an ex Toronto cop, and scummy to boot! At any rate, the smear job on Jack Layton, which by the way, Orwell’s Bastard has done a bitchin job covering, does reveal the contempt certain cops have for those less fortunate. It could explain why they kill people ...

this-on-that: scummy ex cop tells Scum Media that cops hate poor people

Could this ex cop be julian fantino? He’s an ex Toronto cop, and scummy to boot! At any rate, the smear job on Jack Layton, which by the way, Orwell’s Bastard has done a bitchin job covering, does reveal the contempt certain cops have for those less fortunate. It could explain why they kill people ...

The Enlightened Savage: #elxn41: You Don’t Know Jack

Nation, it was only a matter of time. As soon as I saw the polling numbers rising for the NDP, I knew it was only a matter of time before some deep, dark secret in Jack Layton’s ancient past creeped into the light – coincidentally, I’m sure. Of course, every party is going to claim ...

Bob Broughton's Blog: Another insult from the Conservative Party of Canada

I’ve pointed out before on this blog that the Conservative Party of Canada has a history of running campaign advertising that insults the intelligence of Canadians: see The Conservative “Tax Trick”, published in July, 2008. I heard another one of these insults on the radio yesterday. The ad claims that the New Democratic Party’s “cap ...

Bob Broughton's Blog: Another insult from the Conservative Party of Canada

I’ve pointed out before on this blog that the Conservative Party of Canada has a history of running campaign advertising that insults the intelligence of Canadians: see The Conservative “Tax Trick”, published in July, 2008. I heard another one of these insults on the radio yesterday. The ad claims that the New Democratic Party’s “cap ...

The Progressive Economics Forum: The Conference Board on Weak Business Investment

I do not know if the Conference Board intended its latest release on sluggish investment in machinery and equipment to be taken up during the election campaign. However, as Canadian Press reports: The Conference Board report comes at a time when the issue of corporate taxes is a key demarcation point among the parties in ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Ignorance: Conservative James Moore Says Autism Is Not a Disability

UPDATE: NDP Candidate Mark Ireland who was present at the forum has twice CONFIRMED in a message below that James Moore stated that autism is not a disability.  Mr. Ireland also confirmed that Moore made the statement in a twitter discussion with Ben Brisebois that I have posted on Facing Autism in NB. Conservative candidate ...

Co2 Art: Call Sun Media a Bunch of Sleazebags if You Want…

But how many times have you heard the phrase “Global News” in the past month? The tougher question is, How do you start an “Ignore Sun Media” campaign, while ignoring Sun Media? p.s. Don’t forget World Press Freedom MIA Day May 3

Canadian Soapbox: Harper majority out of reach? DON’T BET ON IT!!!

Surprise surprise, Stephen Harper’s tightly controlled campaign machine has sprung a leak. The Toronto Star is reporting that senior Conservative party insiders are saying ‘they’re just not there’ in terms of being able to garner enough seats after Monday’s vote to win a majority.  STORY HERE I usually try to refrain from using profanity, but I ...

Canadian Soapbox: Sun Media – Smear trumps journalism

Okay, we all know the story by now.  Jack Layton went to a licensed massage clinic something like 15 or 16 years ago.  Yawn. That an organization that tries to pass itself off as a source for news would even bother reporting this is one thing, but the least they could have done is some ...

Accused drunk driver/wife beater endorses Stephen Harper…Sun Media smears Jack Layton…

Remember when it came out last summer that Rob Ford had been arrested in Florida for drug possession and drunk driving in 1999 (see mug shot to the right)? The revelations followed other incidents which included Ford being thrown out of the Air Canada Centre in 2006 intoxicated after berating a couple of strangers and ...

Canadian Soapbox: Québecois et Québecoise – Canada a besoin de votre aide…

Français c’est ma 2eme langue, donc s’il vous plait excuse mes plusieurs fautes et lire ce que j’ai a dire a vous autres. Pour moi, Québec c’est la couer de la democracie içi en Canada.  Vous etes toujours au courant au sujet de les nouvelles, et au lieu de suivre les reste vous etes presque toujours en ...