Alberta Politics: Ottawa won’t say if former Ukrainian prime minister is now a Canadian citizen, as Russian media report

PHOTOS: Former Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and former Canadian PM Stephen Harper in their July 13, 2015, news conference announcing a Canada-Ukraine free trade agreement. (Screen shot of CBC broadcast.) Below: Former Conservative immigration minister Chris Alexander speaking to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress in Toronto on Feb. 22, 2015 (screen shot of UCC Youtube ...

The Canadian Progressive: A Canadian Progressive’s Case Against Justin Trudeau Becoming Canada’s Next Prime Minister

Here are The Canadian Progressive’s ten arguments against Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau replacing Stephen Harper as Canada’s next prime minister: The post A Canadian Progressive’s Case Against Justin Trudeau Becoming Canada’s Next Prime Minister appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe Mair on Bill C-24 and finding out you’re a second-class citizen

After a lifetime of speaking his mind in politics and media, these very acts could now get Rafe Mair – and a whole lot of other, suddenly “second-class” Canadians thrown out of their country Read more…

Susan on the Soapbox: Bill C-24: An Exercise in Cognitive Dissonance

“We know Stephen Harper is a dictator in the making, but he’s convinced some people that they’re going to be financially better off under him, which is untrue.”—Margaret Atwood on cognitive dissonance. Bill C – 24 is the epitome of cognitive dissonance. It purports to strengthen Canadian citizenship by stripping Canadians of their citizenship. When ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Dangerous Move to Deport Canadians Born in Canada

If anyone doubted that Stephen Harper's plan to strip the citizenship of dual citizens convicted of terrorist offences was a slippery slope, and entirely political, consider the evidence.First the Cons announced that they were stripping the citizenship of a wannabe jihadi born in Pakistan.Now they are considering doing the same to one born in Canada. Read ...

The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s New Citizenship Act Faces Constitutional Challenge

Harper’s new Citizenship Act is being characterized as “anti-immigrant, anti-Canadian, anti-democratic, and unconstitutional” in a new court challenge. The post Harper’s New Citizenship Act Faces Constitutional Challenge appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: On The Liberal Party’s Sliding Support

Over at the National Post, John Ivison is trying to give more credit to the attack ads and a handful of missteps for the sliding support of the federal Liberal Party. Ivison has missed two key points that have driven supporters away from the Liberals: Bill C-51 and Bill C-24.  Along with the so-called “Fair ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: On The Liberal Party’s Sliding Support

Over at the National Post, John Ivison is trying to give more credit to the attack ads and a handful of missteps for the sliding support of the federal Liberal Party. Ivison has missed two key points that have driven supporters away from the Liberals: Bill C-51 and Bill C-24.  Along with the so-called “Fair ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: On The Liberal Party’s Sliding Support

Over at the National Post, John Ivison is trying to give more credit to the attack ads and a handful of missteps for the sliding support of the federal Liberal Party. Ivison has missed two key points that have driven supporters away from the Liberals: Bill C-51 and Bill C-24.  Along with the so-called “Fair ...

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Rocco Galati launches lawsuit challenging Harper’s Citizenship Act changes

Prominent constitutional lawyer suing two Conservative cabinet ministers and Gov. Gen. David Johnston over the draconian changes Harper has made to Canada’s Citizenship Act through Bill C-24. The post Rocco Galati launches lawsuit challenging Harper’s Citizenship Act changes appeared first on THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE.

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: An All Out Assault

The last couple of weeks of legislative activity in Ottawa have been distressing to say the least.  To call it an all out assault on Canada and Canadians is an understatement. The Harper Government has been ramming through a series of legislation that comprise the single most overt attack on all that is good and ...

The Canadian Progressive: Amend Bill C-24 to ensure fairer and more efficient legislation: CBA

by: Canadian Bar Association | Press Release | April 30, 2014 OTTAWA — The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) says that changes are needed to Bill C-24, Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, and offers 20 recommendations that would improve key areas of the legislation. The CBA welcomes the clarification of residency requirements and provision of citizenship retroactively to more “lost ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Stealing Democracy Part X: How Far Does The Rot Go?

There is no doubt any more that Bill C-23 is deliberately designed to enable the CPC (or other political parties) to engage in the kind of electoral fraud that the CPC has attempted, and been caught out at repeatedly in the past.  Worse, it goes so far as to politicize the staffing of voting stations. ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: C-24 In Conjunction With C-23 As Instruments Of Voter Suppression

There has been a lot of attention on Bill C-23 the last week or so, and in particular the parts of it which appear to be tools that can be used for voter suppression. In discussing the Voter ID requirements of Bill C-23, I became very concerned that this government could well be introducing other ...