The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Alternative Facts: Prairie Dipper edition #nlpoli #cdnpoli

Erin Weir is the New Democrat member of parliament for Regina – Lewvan. In the House of Commons on Monday,  Weir used alternative facts – i.e. stuff that is utterly false – in a speech on the European free trade implementation bill: There was the AbitibiBowater case where that company shut down its last pulp ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Alternative Facts: Prairie Dipper edition #nlpoli #cdnpoli

Erin Weir is the New Democrat member of parliament for Regina – Lewvan. In the House of Commons on Monday,  Weir used alternative facts – i.e. stuff that is utterly false – in a speech on the European free trade implementation bill: There was the AbitibiBowater case where that company shut down its last pulp ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Trash, Give-aways, and Conservative Policy #nlpoli

Friday is trash day in the world of political communications. It’s the day when you slip out stuff that is unpleasant in the hopes people will miss it. If you can slide in another story, like say the completely unnecessary appointment of a finance minister who will have the job for a mere two weeks ...

Boreal Citizen: Boreal greenwashing: Mill-town politics in Northern Ontario

Every extractive capitalist economy needs a mechanism that allows corporate heavyweights to snuggle up with elected officials. In the US, there’s American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and if you haven’t yet been horrified by Bill Moyers’ piece on how ALEC essentially enables corporations to write state laws, you’re in for a treat. Where I live, ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Pattern Proved #nlpoli

Consider the latest failure of a lawsuit launched by the Greatest Legal Mind and Premier Ever in light of another case, Henley v. Cable Atlantic, a post that originally appeared in August 2006. “Forgive us for believing NalCor, Premier,” about the Abitibi expropriation former Liberal leader Yvonne Jones pleads on Twitter, in the wake of ...