Warren Kinsella: When silence speaks volumes 

There's a reason why @JustinTrudeau & #LPC have been very quiet on @KellieLeitch & @kevinolearytv. They desperately want #CPC to pick them. — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) March 15, 2017

Babel-on-the-Bay: Revisiting the hopes of Dr. Zamboni.

As past president of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, we have known for a long time that the Liberation treatment for Multiple Sclerosis patients does not work. It never had credibility to begin with. It was over seven years ago that Dr. Paulo Zamboni of Ferrara, Italy excitedly announced a treatment he had developed ...

Northern Reflections: Paying The Price For Ignorance

  Mr. Justice Robin Camp has resigned. You may remember that Camp is the Alberta judge who wondered why a woman who appeared in his courtroom — alleging that she had been sexually assaulted — couldn’t keep her knees together. He recently underwent a “re-education” regime. Gerry Caplan writes: Since the rape trial at which ...

DeSmogBlog: The Art of the Steal: Inside Christy Clark’s Natural Gas Resource Giveaway

For years, B.C. Premier Christy Clark has been under immense pressure to deliver on the liquefied natural gas (LNG) promises that formed the backbone of her 2013 election campaign.  Back then, the Liberals predicted LNG could create almost 40,000 construction jobs in BC, 75,000 full-time jobs once in operation, and much more.  “It’s no fantasy,” read the ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: SURVIVAL SKILLS FOR STRESSED OUT CAREGIVERS

This is a reprint of a post from a couple of years ago. I think it’s worth publishing again, because the lessons about stress management from First Nations peoples are so helpful. I’ve just come from our family cottage in the north woods of Quebec.  It’s peaceful there – a place for reflecting and remembering. ...

Things Are Good: Beijing Replacing Gas Taxi Fleet with Electric Taxis

Smog and Beijing go hand in hand due to the explosive growth of car ownership and poor environmental management. That’s starting to change. China’s capital city has mandated that when any new taxi hits the street that it has to be electric. This follows their efforts to replace their buses with an all electric fleet, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Invisible Woman – Julian Vigo

Many thanks to RoughSeas for bringing this article to my attention, it is well written, chock full of facts, and enumerates many of the problematic aspects identity politics and how they are hurting women.     “Skimming over liberal media these past months, the assumption is that anyone who might have an issue with a transgender ...

Alberta Politics: When the celebrated Mr. K. performs his feat on Saturday … what will Brian Jean do?

PHOTOS: Wildrose Leader Brian Jean. Below: Progressive Conservative leader-presumptive Jason Kenney, former PC leadership candidate turned NDP MLA Sandra Jansen, NDP Finance Minister Joe Ceci and a very large sewer rat, political affiliation unknown. Could Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean beat Progressive Conservative leader-presumptive Jason Kenney for the leadership of Wildrose 2.0, or whatever the ...

Canadian Dimension: The Crisis in the ATU: Labour Shoots Itself in the Foot

Bob Kinnear, former president, ATU Local 113 A sign of the tragic disarray of the Canadian labour movement is the extent to which its misadventures keep piling up. As the turmoil within the union representing the Ontario government’s unionized employees (Ontario Public Service Employees Union – OPSEU) hits the press, the chaos continues in Local ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Rebel Media Loses Lauren Southern. Oh, And Gavin McInnes Is An Antisemitic Dick Too

Actually McInnes isn't a fan of Palestinians specifically and Muslims in general either, but we're sort of getting ahead of ourselves here. We've written about Ezra Levant a number of times here on the blog, as well The Rebel which he started a few years back after SunNews collapsed. The Rebel is Canada's alt-right answer to ...

The Canadian Progressive: Cybersecurity should protect us – not control us

The cybersecurity debate can undermine human rights and the international obligation on governments to protect them, argues Lucy Purdon, a policy officer at Privacy International. The post Cybersecurity should protect us – not control us appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Disaffected Lib: Who Says Progressive Values Defy Definition.? Oh Yeah, that Guy.

For a guy who doesn’t hesitate to self-identify as a progressive, a certain outspoken Liberal doesn’t seem to have a clue what that means. That much came through when, in a recent post, he wrote: “I was listening to a cabinet minister on the radio this morning. He was invoking the penultimate progressive political totemic, the ...

PostArctica: Stormy Today

Was out and about this afternoon. Nature has a way of evening up the score – after a relatively balmy and dry January and February, March so far has provided our coldest temperatures and this could be the biggest snowstorm of the year, Outside the Mount Royal Metro station. Corner of Rivard and Marie Anne. ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: A solemn promise: Indigenous perspectives on the Douglas Treaties

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 West Coast's RELAW Project Lead Maxine Hayman Matilpi shares stories from a recent conference that brought together historians, legal scholars and Indigenous people who are direct descendants of the signatories to the Vancouver Island Treaties (aka Douglas Treaties). The topic spurred rich conversations about the ways Indigenous people view land and ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

Couch-surfing cats.

The Disaffected Lib: Holy, Holy Shit.

You might find this a bit unsettling. The latest thing in nuclear war is cyber warfare, hacking an enemy’s control systems to either disable his nuclear deterrent or, worse, launching his missiles.  From The New York Times:In 2010, 50 nuclear-armed Minuteman missiles sitting in underground silos in Wyoming mysteriously disappeared from their launching crews’ monitors ...

The Disaffected Lib: Why Fareed Sees Putin, Not Trump, as the World’s Most Powerful Man.

America’s economy dwarfs Russia’s. America’s military might eclipses the Russians’ except, perhaps, in nuclear warheads. Overall Russia can’t hold a candle to the United States of America. So why does Fareed Zakaria believe Putin, not Trump, is the world’s most powerful man? The power of a head of state is determined both by the country’s ...

The Disaffected Lib: The Great Arctic Raincoast, Coming Soon.

All my life I came to think of the Arctic as a place of ice and snow. It appears that’s about to change. The Arctic is set to get drenched in the next century. Globally, precipitation is projected to increase by 2 per cent for every degree the planet warms, but in the Arctic that ...

The Disaffected Lib: When You Put It That Way

She’s a legend, Tracey Ullman.

The Disaffected Lib: It’s a Dam Shame

Get this. More than 4,000 dams in the United States are now rated unsafe because of structural and other problems. It’s a safe bet we’re in the same boat in Canada. The more urgent problem is that, old and weary as many of these dams have become, they were never designed to deal with our ...

Warren Kinsella: Ten ways to defeat Trump/Brexit

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The Disaffected Lib: It’s "Put Up or Shut Up" Time on Climate Change – and "Shut Up" Has a Big Lead Going Into the G20 Summit

Is the G-20 about to kick climate change to the curb? Apparently so, at least according to Bloomberg. Finance ministers for the U.S., China, Germany and other members of the Group of 20 economies may scale back a robust pledge for their governments to combat climate change, ceding efforts to the private sector. Citing “scarce ...

The Disaffected Lib: Oh Dear, About Those Pipelines.

The history of the Athabasca Tar Sands reveals an on-again/off-again project. In the postwar years there was massive support for development of the bitumen basin. The Canadian government even signed off on an idea to use underground nuclear explosions to liquify the sludge that it might be more easily pumped out of the depths. Then ...

Warren Kinsella: How to eliminate 99 per cent of Twitter trolls, in seconds

DeSmogBlog: Three Reasons Why Keystone XL May Never Get Built

Almost a full decade since first applying for a presidential permit, TransCanada looks set to finally receive go-ahead in the U.S. for its massive $8-billion Keystone XL pipeline. But here’s the thing: U.S. approval, while a great leap forward for TransCanada, doesn’t guarantee the Keystone XL pipeline will ever be built. New U.S. President Donald Trump was elected ...