Sudbury Steve May: There’s Something Happening Here in Greater Sudbury’s Downtown

There’s something happening here in Greater Sudbury. What it is ain’t exactly clear. Well, actually it is pretty clear, and it’s exciting, and even though I should be writing about the federal election, I just feel the need to share a recent experience that I had at Tom Davies Square.Tonight, I witnessed something truly wonderful ...

A voice from Riverbend: Representing the NDP at an all-party forum this Thursday!

Thursday April 7th at 11 am: Artem Medvedev participating on behalf of the NDP in an all-party forum in the Tegler area of Concordia University College in Edmonton. I hope to see you there!  Artem

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INTERNATIONAL ANARCHIST MOVEMENT JAPAN: JAPANESE ANARCHISTS CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST NUCLEAR POWER: Since the recent triple disaster in Japan Japanese anarchists have been active in both relief work and in furthering protest against the continued reliance on nuclear power. This April 10 th they are planning a major demonstration in Tokyo, and ...

Tuesday – Nine more candidate discussions opened

The campaign team continues to roll out recommendations to local groups to finalize our picks on which candidates have the best chance to defeat a vulnerable Conservative MP. Today’s riding discussions will close on April 6 at 11:00 p.m. local time. You must belong to the online riding group to participate in the discussion. Riding ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Stephen Harper Doing What Comes Naturally

Source: Dawg’s Blawg

The Debate Debate: Will Harper or Ignatieff Now Play the Democracy Card?

Editorial – John Deverell, Catch 22 team ============================= Elizabeth May, whose Green Party attracts nearly one million votes, is not legally entitled to appear in the televised leaders debate.  The federal court couldn’t invent such a law, and Parliament has never offered one. OTTAWA — A federal appeal court judge has dismissed the Green party’s ...

Confessions of a Liberal Mind: New Con ad, looks very American

So, this new Con ad crossed my desk. I saw it earlier, but then I got another email comparing the ad to an American tea party. The resemblance is uncanny. Looks like its a pretty good copy, if you change some of the stock imagery. What do you think?

Confessions of a Liberal Mind: New Con ad, looks very American

So, this new Con ad crossed my desk. I saw it earlier, but then I got another email comparing the ad to an American tea party. The resemblance is uncanny. Looks like its a pretty good copy, if you change some of the stock imagery. What do you think?

Help us Defeat Harper!

Catch 22 Campaign needs your support Defeating Harper the same as a vote to Save the CBC   Dear Catch 22 Supporters, For those of you living in Catch 22 ridings, how you vote on May 2nd could very well help decide whether or not the CBC will be ransacked and handed over to Stephen ...

NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: DAY ELEVEN: The Bush/Rove Propaganda Playbook

When writing about the 2011 Canadian election, it could be a pretty facile exercise to point to the Conservative candidate, proclaim he’s just like his American counterpart (Bush) and then go further and declare that the tactics used as being the same as those used by the oft vilified Karl Rove, aka Bush’s Brain. So let’s get specific and take a hard ...

Canadian Political Viewpoints: ‘Charter’ a Refresher Course…

Source: CTV News: Harper Criticized for ‘Unfriending’ Teen from RallySource: Department of Justice Canada: Canadian Charter of Rights and FreedomsIn keeping with our discussion of Harper’s culture of control in Ottawa, news has come out that a number of people have been ejected from Conservative Rallies by members of the RCMP. As previously noted, the ...

Confessions of a Liberal Mind: New Con ad, looks very American

So, this new Con ad crossed my desk. I saw it earlier, but then I got another email comparing the ad to an American tea party. The resemblance is uncanny. Looks like its a pretty good copy, if you change some of the stock imagery. What do you think?

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Harper shuts students out

I’ve been away from this space for a while but I feel I have to speak up about the news that some people were kicked out of Conservative events on the Harper tour because organizers recognized those persons as having been photographed with Michael Ignatieff.   I agree the medium is the message, but that doesn’t ...

Catch 22 news release #2

For immediate release                                   April 3 2011   National citizens group endorses Elizabeth May   Saanich, Gulf Islands – A national citizens group opposing the Harper Conservatives in the May 2 general election has endorsed Green Party Leader Elizabeth May in the B.C. riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands. Local members of the group Catch 22 Harper Conservatives ...

Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: Stephen Harper Violates His Federal Accountability Act

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Democratic Progress: Bullies

In one of my ever-popular somewhat stretched U.S. – Canada analogies, my thesis today is: we need to stand up to right wing bullies. The Obama Administration has just decided to give in to the children in the U.S. Congress and hold military tribunals, instead of real trials, for the 9/11 conspirators. This could not ...

Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: What are Stephen Harper’s standards? Felons inside the Prime Minister’s Office

It is hard to say what Stephen Harper knew about Bruce Carson.  In one breath he says that “I knew Mr. Carson had had difficulties with the law…” But in another breath says “The fact is, I did not know… had I known these things, obviously I would not have hired him. So which is ...

Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: If you don’t have a Workplace Pension Watch this!

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Liberal Video Depot: "This campaign trail sure is bumpy."

“This campaign trail sure is bumpy.” So far this week: – banning a veterans advocate from hearing Harper speak – spying on and kicking out students because of their Facebook page (I’m sure it had nothing to do with their Middle Eastern sounding names) – spying on and kicking out a student because of his ...

Liberal Video Depot: "This campaign trail sure is bumpy."

“This campaign trail sure is bumpy.” So far this week: – banning a veterans advocate from hearing Harper speak – spying on and kicking out students because of their Facebook page (I’m sure it had nothing to do with their Middle Eastern sounding names) – spying on and kicking out a student because of his ...

Liberal Video Depot: "This campaign trail sure is bumpy."

“This campaign trail sure is bumpy.” So far this week: – banning a veterans advocate from hearing Harper speak – spying on and kicking out students because of their Facebook page (I’m sure it had nothing to do with their Middle Eastern sounding names) – spying on and kicking out a student because of his ...

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HUMOUR CANADIAN POLITICS: WHAT HARPER WANTS:

FFIB NAMOL: Harper has a Clinton moment

As aptly described by Mound of Sound.

Sudbury Steve May: A Conservative Majority Government Election Scenario Worth Pondering

So, Stephen Harper keeps telling Canadians that they have two choices: it’s either give him a Conservative Majority government, or instead they’ll end up with a Coalition of Losers, which include socialists and separatists. In the past, Harper has avoided talking about majority government for his party, for fear that average Canadians might still harbour ...

Mike Powell Fanclub: Radio Topics, April 5th

Happy Tuesday! We have an exciting show lined up. At 8:05, we’ll speak with former Green Party Leader Jim Harris about Elizabeth May’s lack of inclusion in the federal leaders debate. At 8:30, we’ll speak with Eric Darwin of the Dalhousie Community Association about their AGM on Wednesday. We’ll also touch on some of the ...