Warren Kinsella: Mrs. Bush, RIP

Very sad. A dignified and decent person. K’porters will miss her. https://t.co/NYRwZUxeVG — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) April 17, 2018

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

Cuddling cats.

DeSmogBlog: Pipeline Spills 290,000 Litres of Crude Oil Emulsion in Northern Alberta

A pipeline owned by Paramount Resources Ltd. released an estimated 100,000 litres of crude oil and 190,000 litres of produced water near Zama City, in northwest Alberta, according to an April 11 incident report filed with the Alberta Energy Regulator. The release was discovered after company personnel looked into a low-pressure alarm from the company’s ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: THE PATIENT AND FAMILY CV: A CONVERSATION CHANGER!

A couple of weeks ago, I was scanning my Twitter feed and this caught my attention: I’m attending a new endo clinic on Monday. As an endo patient I’m effectively applying for the job of ‘assistant pancreas’ or ‘understudy adrenal gland’. So I decided to give the new team my ‘patient CV’. #patientcv — Beta-betic ...

Stuart Mackinnon's BetterParks for Vancouver: Reconciliation and Truth-Telling: Acknowledging our Colonial Past

 Here is my statement on presenting my motion at Park Board last night. The motion passed unanimously. Post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously asked in his 1897 painting: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?  These questions are as relevant today as they were more than a hundred years ago. (Read ...

Canadian Dimension: Canada Moving to Exempt Majority of New Oilsands Projects From Federal Assessments

Photo by Eryn Rickard After more than a year of public hearings, the federal government unveiled its new and improved environmental assessment legislation in February 2018 with much ado. But the new rules — designed to restore public trust in Canada’s process for reviewing major projects — didn’t contain any details on what kinds of ...

The Disaffected Lib: Hot? No, Cool.

Heating is a major contributor to modern energy consumption. We like to keep our homes, workplaces and business we attend nice and comfortable. That takes a lot of energy. Only we’re in a warming world, one that has a long way to go yet. This means we’re going to need a lot of cooling: refrigeration ...

Warren Kinsella: Doug Ford, and why the populi like his vox

Abacus (with whom Daisy proudly does work, full disclosure, etc.) has a fascinating poll out about who is in the so-called Ford Nation, what they think, why they think it, etc. etc. It’s here. Now, in recent weeks/months, some folks have been asking me: “Warren, why don’t you hate Doug Ford as much as me ...

The Decarie Report: April 17: Very, very bad…

We are trained by our news media and political leaders to see war as a virtuous excercise  when it is practiced by us, evil when it is practiced by others. That is what makes it okay to torture, starve and execute people on the other side. I don’t know how often I have read that ...

The Disaffected Lib: What Comey Left Out

Former FBI director, James Comey, has been getting well deserved comeuppance from the American left for not taking responsibility for the Hillary email fiasco, late campaign, that may have cost her the White House. The standard complaint is that Comey was playing Republican politics when he announced the email investigation while not disclosing the investigation ...

Canadian Dimension: First Nations Leaders Pledge to Block Pipeline Expansion

Photo from RavenTrust.com At the 2015 Paris COP 21 climate conference Justin Trudeau pledged his newly-elected government would help “to limit global average temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius as well as pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees.” The strategy adopted was two-pronged and contradictory on its face: implementing gradual ...

The Disaffected Lib: "Here I Stand" – The Late Rafe Mair on an Independent British Columbia

Lawyer, Social Credit cabinet minister, columnist, broadcaster: Rafe Mair was one of those legendary firebrands British Columbia occasionally produces. Mair died in early October, 2017, seven months after he had penned a call for British Columbia to leave Canada. His words never rang truer than now when we’re getting browbeaten and strong armed by our ...

Warren Kinsella: New Dark Ages is here!

Just printed off the pre-publication New Dark Ages – to send out for blurbs from various famous folks! This one is going to upset some apple carts!

Montreal Simon: Why Andrew Scheer Is Looking So Desperate

Oh dear, poor Andrew Scheer has that desperate look on his face again. And no wonder, everything is going wrong.Last night his "emergency pipeline debate" went nowhere, after all he could do was shout "Mr Trudeau build that pipeline!!!!"Which seemed a bit ridiculous, considering the situation, especially since the Prime Minister is in Europe.So most of ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Paul Krugman writes that a transition to a clean energy economy is well within reach – as long as politicians don’t put the interests of oil money over our economic and environmental future. But Gordon Laxer notes that NAFTA already limits Canada’s ability to take the steps ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Q&A with Christina Monroe – running for LPC Party Secretary

The Liberal Party National Convention is being held in Halifax starting this Thursday. It will pass policy resolutions and hold elections for positions within the Liberal Party Board of Directors. One of these is Liberal Party National Secretary. This position (and many others on the BOD) are open due to the incumbents being “termed out”. ...

Things Are Good: Shipping Industry Finally Delivers on Climate Change

When climate conferences occur and parties sign on to legal agreements like the Paris Agreement some industries are excluded. Historically aviation and shipping have been left out from many climate change agreements which has resulted in both industries being behind the times, inefficient, and down right bad for the planet. Already, climate change is harming ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact on Tuesday April 17, 2018. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A post shared by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Apr 17, 2018 at 7:15am PDT For more information, visit our website at http://www.wiselaw.net. – Garry J. Wise, Toronto Visit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our website: ...

The Disaffected Lib: Who Knows What We Might Learn?

Alberta’s outgoing premier, Rachel Notley, will table legislation permitting that province to put British Columbians under some bizarre form of petro-siege. There’s sheer malevolence to it, Notley’s words make that unquestionable. Victoria says British Columbia will go to court (funny how Ottawa and Alberta aren’t keen on airing these difficult legal questions in courts) to ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Ball Is In Our Court

I am well past the age when I feel any real hope for the future of our species. Far too many of us are content to define our lives by the ease and conveniences afforded by technology, technology that is leaving us with an increasingly unstable environment and climate. And now, of course, we are ...

Northern Reflections: What They’re Trying To Do

In the wake of the stand off over the Kinder-Morgan pipeline, Paul Krugman provides some important economic insights: Not that long ago, calls for a move to wind and solar power were widely perceived as impractical if not hippie-dippy silly. Some of that contempt lingers; my sense is that many politicians and some businesspeople still think ...

Warren Kinsella: Starbucks, racism and a social media case study

By now, you have heard all about the two real estate brokers who were seated in a Philadelphia Starbucks last week, waiting for another man to meet with them for business.  The two real estate brokers were black. The white, female Starbucks manager called the police, who came and arrested the two men.  They were ...

Queer-liberal: Tri-Curious gets the DVD treatment starting April 21st!

The DVD cover for CAS As many know, on top of my political inclinations, I’m also a filmmaker on the side. In 2016, I was very proud to write, produce, direct and edit my own short narrative film called Tri-Curious.   It’s a sexy comedy about how last minute anxiety threatens to ruin a young gay ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: Please come back Patrick Brown.

We will have to take back some of those nasty names we have called Barrie’s Patrick Brown. Sure, he is a sleazebag but he is hardly as ignorant or as frightening as Doug Ford. If we could just have our choice of sleazebag, I guess we would prefer the one we know. The main difference ...

Dead Wild Roses: White Feminism?

The pull quote – “Stop pretending like white women’s whiteness somehow erases the sexism they face.”