Yesterday, Danielle Smith tabled the “Alberta Sovereignty Act”. I haven’t read through it all yet, but like the rest of you, I’ve seen the commentary in the news, and to be kind, it’s terrifying. In essence, it pushes the processes of legislating laws into the hands of the GovernorContinue reading
It’s not that often Liberals get to say nice things about The Tyee but there’s a lot of good stuff in it, sometimes even for Grits. A very popular entree at the moment is a 2015 Tyee article, “Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: the Evidence Compiled.” The article lists a handsomeContinue reading
I warned you. I warned you The Block would blame others for their own evil acts, that they would scheme and connive to sell your assets behind closed doors, and they would find a way to keep the much-disliked interim CAO on, no matter what the cost to taxpayers. IContinue reading
Whenever I am feeling a bit down about the world around me and the passivity with which so many ‘face’ it, I know I can go to the letters section of The Toronto Star to buoy my spirits. Today is no exception, as readers render judgement on the disgraced SenatorContinue reading
Now that Senator Don Meridith, about whom I have previously posted, has switched lawyers, it is gratifying to see that his cowardly cries of racism as a factor in the calls his dismissal are being put to rest. Meredith’s new lawyer had this to say yesterday: Disgraced Sen. Don Meredith’sContinue reading
On Friday’s Power and Politics, host Rosemary Barton was her usual relentless self, evident in her sharp questioning of Selwyn Pieters, the attorney representing disgraced Senator Don Meredith, about whom I posted on Friday. It seems to me that the only point she overlooked was when Pieters insisted that MeredithContinue reading
Every so often, I happen upon a news item that, for want of a better word, inflames me; it is usually something so patently outrageous that my capacity for calm desserts me, and I launch into a semi-tirade. This morning was one of those moments. Now some may say thatContinue reading
The just-concluded Parliamentary session witnessed “serious abuses of power by the Harper Conservatives” through the use of two omnibus bills “that are radically changing Canada”: crime Bill C-10 and Budget Bill C-38. Please Go HERE to sign and share the Liberal Party of Canada’s petition against this abuse of power byContinue reading
About a year ago, I lamented the fact that the CBC, through Peter Mansbridge, seemed to be following a policy of appeasement toward the Harper government, probably in the forlorn hope of avoiding further decimation of its funding. Quite predictably, as we learned last week, that policy has proven toContinue reading
Must read post from Dave at Galloping Beaver: “Airshow” MacKay is now well over the line. On Peter MacKay’s abuse of his position by asking military personnel to provide him with political ammunition against a member of the opposition who questioned MacKay’s personal use of military assets. Dave, with militaryContinue reading
Digging back through some old posts on Monday evening, your humble e-scribbler came across one titled “Abuse and power”. This sort of thing happens every now and then when you start skimming back through old posts: a pattern starts to emerge out of what prompted the post in the firstContinue reading
In the wake of the Speaker’s privilege ruling yesterday, the Conservatives are saying that “there will be no more phone calls to voters in Cotler’s riding, spreading the word that he was about to step down.” Take that for whatever it’s worth from these Conservatives. Until they’re caught in theContinue reading
Toronto News: Man settles G20 lawsuit, claims police brass ordered false arrests – thestar.com Officers detaining Wall on June 27, 2010, told OPIRD investigators they were instructed to arrest people wearing bandanas, masks or gas masks concealing their identity. One officer said he was told to search anyone with aContinue reading
Yeah, “Support the Troops!” is Stevie Spiteful’s delayed defense of Petey MacKay’s jet setting with government jets these days– to the tune of $3 million. So, boys ‘n’ girls, shame on you if you’re questioning Petey MacKay’s (and I guess this would also go for questioning ol’ Walt Natynczyk’s Caribbean vacation as well) . . . → Read More: Stevie Finally Comes To Petey MacKay’s Rescue With Standard Excuse–”Support The Troops!”Continue reading
Toronto News: Police board refuses to promote G20 officers – thestar.comGood for the board! The Toronto police b…Continue reading
First Tunisia and now Egypt.
One can only rejoice at seeing people taking their aspirations for civil rights and freedoms into their own hands, courageously claiming these justly as their undeniable birthrights as human beings and steadfastly demandin…Continue reading
Here is the authoritarian mind in action:
1- At the request of a city Chief of police, in anticipation for an international summit in said city where peaceful protesters and demonstrators (and yes, including an inevitable small minority of idiotic ind…Continue reading
… when your elected government begs Big Business interests to help them write and/or kill bills:Back there, Transport Minister John Baird (yes – this same John Baird) was caught privately encouraging Canada’s big airlines to step up their lobby campaign in order to kill a proposed "passenger bill of right" while his predecessor, then-Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon, publicly supported s…Continue reading
Read it and weep, folks (emphasis added):
Canada’s little-known spy agency comes out into the open
At a time when most government agencies are cutting and slashing, a little-known spy agency led by a Rhodes Scholar is the envy of Ottawa for its pla…Continue reading
In a way, it is with relief that I find I am not one of the "tinfoil hat" paranoid/conspiracy theorist crowd, yet at the same time feel dismay at being proven right yet again.
Pertaining to what, you ask?
Why, that Big Brother has not only arrived, but that he has been here for quite a while at that.
Case in point, today’s expansive article in the Washington Post by Dana Priest and William M…Continue reading