Life...A Small Spark Between Two Eternities: This is Canada Part 3

Life...A Small Spark Between Two Eternities: This is Canada Part 2

Life...A Small Spark Between Two Eternities: This is Canada eh ?

The Progressive Economics Forum: Stephen Harper’s Economic Record: Best in show?

According to the polls, Stephen Harper gets the highest score on handling the economy, though he only gets the nod from 38 per cent of Canadians. As the incumbent, he’s got the advantage on all other candidates.  What the others have done and might do is a topic for another blogpost. This short summary of ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Fox News North: lies from day 1

Looks like the apple didn't fall far from the tree… Faux News North, a.k.a. Sun News Network is already following their brotheren's lead by making up news stories. The Diva is surprised — not that it happened, but how quickly Faux News North got to its dirty business. Planting obviously false information and knowingly mislabeling ...

Bill Longstaff: Allan Blakeney … death of a statesman

As politicians of all sorts battle another election down to the wire, I’d like to pay my respects to one of the best. Allan Blakeney died April 16th leaving behind an impressive legacy. Blakeney was an achiever from the beginning. He followed a gold medal graduation from Dalhousie’s law school with a Rhodes Scholarship to ...

"The descent of democracy: A country under one man’s thumb"

There’s an excellent article by Lawrence Martin on iPolitics.ca about Harper’s methods, and how they’ve “brought Canadian democracy to new lows.”  …The case for painting Harper as an anti-democrat stems from dozens of actions, catalogued below. They can be roughly divided into three categories: Treatment of the parliamentary process; degree of information control; intimidation of opponents. ...

Liberal Arts and Minds: Ridings Only Get Money if MP is in Government?

The latest offering from Conservative candidate in my riding, Stella Ambler, is telling us that you must have an MP in government in order to get dollars to the riding. Here’s the line: As Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s Chief of Staff in the GTA, I saw first-hand how much more we could have benefitted [sic] ...

kirbycairo: A brief glimpse of Tory Hypocrisy and Hyperbole. . . .

One need not be a particularly astute political observer to know that the Conservatives, as a general rule, only like democracy when it gives them the results they desire. It is no surprise then that as the NDP surges in the polls, Westerners suddenly begin to talk about separatism again. One Tory blogger, who gives ...

Co2 Art: MUTTART PLANNED KERRY SWIFT BOAT SMEAR CAMPAIGN (satire)

Oh no, turns out he was only 12 at the time. (Note to fledgling media networks – this information may require “further legwork” to verify.)

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Go Canada Go

Polygonic: Oops, they did it again

Is there any surprise that the Globe and Mail has endorsed the Conservatives? In small ways, yes. I had expected at least a modicum of restraint on their behalf, and was prepared to bet serious money that they’d declare for a Conservative minority, and against a majority, given, well, everything we’ve seen for five years. ...

The Progressive Economics Forum: The future of monetary policy

The following is the press release of a new initiative to examine the future of monetary policy, based on the core sentiment that growth is not enough. “Dynamic, stable and sustainable” is the goal, for the economy… and monetary policy. Full employment is featured as a key – and largely ignored – objective of central ...

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: Another NDP candidate takes yet another position (at least for this party) on the life saving long gun registry

Interlake Spectator (Manitoba) April 27, 2011 Palsson (NDP) – “I would introduce a private members bill to let the municipalities decide whether or not they want it—Let the cities have it if they want,” he said.

The Wheatsheaf: Anthem for the NDP

Not only has the NDP have the best ads, best candidates, best policies for Canada, they also have the best supporters: Thank you Geoffrey the Giant.

The Enlightened Savage: #elxn41 Primer: Conservative Party

Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes… Give or take, depending on orbital wobble, that’s how many minutes are in one calendar year.  Criticisms about the amount of time Parliament sits (or doesn’t) in a given year notwithstanding, it is worth mentioning that the Stephen Harper Government (TM) has been the longest-lived minority government in ...

Art Threat: Liberate Tate urges dialogue over public/private arts funding

Last Wednesday, April 20, the activist group known as Liberate Tate staged another protest performance at Tate Britain. Set on the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers and spilled 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf o Mexico over 87 days last year, the group poured an oil-like substance over ...

Democracy Under Fire: Principles of Parliamentary Democracy

Peace, Order & Good Government is the title a blog about exactly that, a recent post contained links to some opinion and reports from some individuals well versed in constitutional matters. If you think that this election is going to either make such matters irrelevant or resolve them you are dreaming in technicolor. We will ...

Life...A Small Spark Between Two Eternities: This is Canada Part 4

Life...A Small Spark Between Two Eternities: This is Canada Part 3

Life...A Small Spark Between Two Eternities: This is Canada Part 2

Life...A Small Spark Between Two Eternities: This is Canada eh ?

Bob Broughton's Blog: Tobacco and the 2011 Federal Election

There are a lot of things going on in this country that should be issues in this election: Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s support for fish farms, the tar sands, and pipelines, to name three. With an annual death toll of 45,000 Canadians, tobacco should be a major topic of discussion, too. We had a situation ...

Bob Broughton's Blog: Tobacco and the 2011 Federal Election

There are a lot of things going on in this country that should be issues in this election: Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s support for fish farms, the tar sands, and pipelines, to name three. With an annual death toll of 45,000 Canadians, tobacco should be a major topic of discussion, too. We had a situation ...

A voice from Riverbend: Edmonton-Leduc NDP campaigning Itinerary for Thursday April 28

Thursday we are in Edmonton again. If you need to track us down, call 780-222-6175. Meeting at Bear Mountain Cafe in Southgate at 3:45 pm. Visiting: Confederation Rec Centre Lous St. Laurent School Ainley School Whitemud Crossing Library and shopping area Terwillegar Rec Centre Riverbend Library and shopping area