Babel-on-the-Bay: Exorcising the errata of ego.

There can be no excuse for slovenly writing. There is that rude awakening when your e-mails include comments on your careless errors. Some days you get more than others. One reader was particularly incensed the other day over my rude and inaccurate remarks in discussing the United Kingdom and Brexit. While I admit the mea ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Marcello Sonata no.1 in F+

Filed under: Music Tagged: Largo-Allegro, Marcello – Sonata no. 1 in F major, on baroque cello, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude

A Puff of Absurdity: A Referral for a Referral for a Referral

I’m curious: what must have happened to provoke the powers that be to make the health care system so inanely bureaucratic that wait times for life-saving surgeries are dramatically increased because of all the referrals for referrals required? Who could it possibly benefit? I’ve written before about the system. After seeing an oncologist, to get ...

Alberta Politics: PC-Wildrose merger agreement leaves many unanswered questions for Wildrosers and the rest of us

PHOTOS: Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean and Progressive Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney shake on their merger plan in this Wildrose photo. Below: Lacking anything better to illustrate this story with, here are a couple of party logos. If anything’s clear from trying to make sense of the agreement that outlines the scheme to merge ...

DeSmogBlog: Special Committee Says Canadians Should Have Legal Right to Healthy Environment…Like the Rest of the Developed World

When it comes to developed nations Canada is a laggard on the environmental rights front. Legally speaking, Canadians don’t enjoy the right to a healthy environment like the citizens of 93 per cent of UN member countries do. But that could all change in light of a new set of recommendations delivered to Ottawa by a ...

Politics and its Discontents: Even Fox Has Its Limits

I knew this accusation would be made, but even Fox wanted no part of it. Recommend this Post

DeSmogBlog: First Nations Chief Hopeful For Stop to Site C, More Balanced Approach to Resource Extraction

Roland Willson is a practical man. As chief of the West Moberly First Nation in northeastern B.C., he’s got to be. “The natural gas industry is the main source of employment,” Willson said over coffee in Victoria this week, before heading into meetings with the B.C. NDP and B.C. Green parties. “It’s a natural resource economy ...

Bob Broughton's Blog: Seven Mexican journalists murdered in first half of 2017

Mexico continues to be the one of the most dangerous place in the world to be a journalist. Martín Méndez Pineda of Acapulco tried to get asylum in the US, but after being detained for 100 days in not-very-good conditions, he gave up and returned to Mexico. He is not safe there. Patricia Mayorga of ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: In court: Communities take on Metro Vancouver coal port project

Thursday, June 15, 2017 At the end of May, as a summer law student at West Coast Environmental Law, I attended Federal Court as an observer at the hearing where the Communities and Coal Society and Voters Taking Action on Climate Change called into question the legality of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s approval of ...

CuriosityCat: Trump: The asymmetric revolutionary warrior

Asymmetric Beaver Why are Americans reeling in dismay over the state of politics? Why is the American media locked into total disbelief every day? What has happened? A revolution. Donald Trump is President, the result of a campaign that was totally different from any other; and is governing in a manner that is different (Read ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Alphabet Stage by Linda Phillips tops Audreys Edmonton Bestseller List

Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended June 11, 2017, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. Alphabet Stage (Children’s) – Linda M. Phillips* 2. Two Times a Traitor (Children’s) – Karen Bass* 3. Cityscapes in ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law Toronto for Thursday June 15, 2017. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates. When a person is married in Ontario, the marriage automatically revokes a prior Last Will made by that person. The sole exception to this rule is a Last Will that is specifically made ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Oppressor and Oppressed Nations: Sketching a Taxonomy of Imperialism (by Gabriel Kuhn)

Introduction In recent years, the left has shown a renewed interest in anti-imperialism. This is an encouraging development, since global economic injustice remains one of the most glaring contradictions of the capitalist order. After having been a central part of anti-capitalist struggles in the 1970s, anti-imperialism largely vanished from left radars. Among the reasons were ...

The Political Road Map: Hate Speech is Free Speech

I know, you’re reading my entry title and thinking, wow…that is one bold statement or rather, what the hell is this guy thinking!? Free speech is a right that all humans should have, this is a basic, but crucial statement regarding life on Earth. After experiencing people of all places along the spectrum practice their ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: DIVISIBLE: Breaking Up the US (by Bromma, 6-17)

As US politics lurches rapidly to the right, worried residents wonder about getting out. Friends talk among themselves about moving to Canada, Europe, Mexico–anywhere to escape Trumpland. Taking a different angle, some activists propose separating the “blue states” from the “red states,” essentially redrawing the map of North America. One plan calls for the West ...

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on the current state of the federal NDP’s leadership race – and how the potential outcomes would figure to affect Canada’s broader political scene. For further reading…– L. Ian MacDonald discusses how the NDP’s campaign (unlike the Conservatives’) is actually offering meaningful debate and choices.  – Eric Grenier takes a look at what we ...

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Sarah O’Connor examines the inconsistent relationship between job quantity and quality as another example of how it’s misleading to think of policy choices solely in terms of the number of jobs generated. Angela Monaghan discusses how wages continue to stagnate in the UK despite a low unemployment ...

Northern Reflections: More Than Softwood and Dairy Products

In the coming NAFTA re-negotiations, Linda McQuaig argues that we should focus on Article 605 of the agreement: Article 605 limits the power of governments to cut back energy exports. So, for instance, Canada must continue to make available to Americans the same proportion of our energy as in the previous three years. If there ...

Montreal Simon: Trumpdiddlydumper’s Worst Birthday Ever

It was Donald Trump's 71st birthday yesterday, and I think it's safe to say it wasn't a very happy one.First he found out that somebody had been shooting Republicans.Which since he is notoriously cowardly, must have had him wondering whether he might be next, and whether he really needed to be president.Then came the devastating news ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: En Marche Macron!

Did you know that French President Emmanuel Macron’s political party has only existed for a little more than a year? More than 66 per cent of French voters gave 39-year old Macron their support in the run-off election against right-wing candidate Marine La Pen. The party is reported to be fielding a full slate of ...

Dead Wild Roses: White Dwarfs – The Last Refuge Before the Universe Dies

Relax, this won’t affect you, but its interesting none the less. 🙂 Filed under: Science Tagged: Astronomy, White Dwarfs

Alberta Politics: Alberta Green Party leader stepping down; party plans fall leadership contest

PHOTOS: Outgoing Green Party of Alberta Leader Janet Keeping. Below: Leadership candidate Romy Tittel. Janet Keeping, leader of Alberta’s tiny Green Party, is stepping down and the Greens will embark on a leadership contest this fall. With most of our attention focused on the antics of the major parties in the Legislature – especially the ...

Alberta Politics: Alphabet Stage, kids’ book by Alberta author Linda Phillips, tops Audreys’ Edmonton bestseller list

Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended June 11, 2017, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. Alphabet Stage (Children’s) – Linda M. Phillips* 2. Two Times a Traitor (Children’s) – Karen Bass* ...

Warren Kinsella: June 15, 2004

Dr. T. Douglas KINSELLA, CM, BA, MD, FACP, FRCPC. Like some men, and as was the practice in some families, my brothers and I did not hug my father a lot. As we got older in places like Montreal, or Kingston, or Dallas or Calgary, we also did not tell him that we loved him ...

Canadian Political Viewpoints: $21,932.61

Source: CJME News: Saskatchewan Health Authority Board Members Named What’s this? Two blog posts in a row? While you try to get over the shock of such rapid posting, allow me to fill you into the somewhat cryptic number you find in the title of the post. Earlier today, the Saskatchewan Government announced the board ...