Accidental Deliberations: On abandoned responsibilities

The prelude to Canada’s federal election campaign has brought several parties’ views of human rights and government responsibilities under scrutiny. Maxime Bernier has only exacerbated Stephen Harper’s past anti-minority messages, building his PPC campaign largely on criticism of immigration generally. Andrew Scheer has apparently recognized at least a political problem

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Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – Derrick O’Keefe highlights how Canada’s election would look if coverage focused on the issues which feature strong public support, rather than the two painfully unappealing perceived front-runners who ignore them: (T)he Ipsos poll results released Thursday…show an enormous potential for class-based demands

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Accidental Deliberations: In plain sight

Robyn Urback is rightly concerned about the lack of discussion of Quebec’s systematic discrimination by most of Canada’s federal parties – only to gloss over the strong position taken by Jagmeet Singh and the NDP. Matt Gurney laments the lack of a remotely reasonable climate debate between the Libs and

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Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Lana Payne points out the options to make life genuinely affordable for Canadians – while noting that the Cons’ usual tax baubles don’t make the list. And PressProgress both reveals Doug Ford’s plans to slash Ontario’s already-insufficient housing supports, and lists Brian Pallister’s

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Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on how the developing issue of plastic pollution has brought out the worst in both PR-focused Liberals and regressive Conservatives alike. For further reading…– The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has discussed the growth of giant oceanic garbage patches. And Alyin Woodward reports on new research showing how

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Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – Stephen Maher writes that Michael Cooper’s choice to give voice to the Christchurch shooter’s manifesto represents a test of Andrew Scheer’s willingness to take action to match his words. And Scheer’s choice to quietly shuffle Cooper out of a single committee assignment

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Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Jeff Stein reports on Bernie Sanders’ plans to transfer power from capital to people. And PressProgress highlights the Saskatchewan Party’s continued reliance on corporate funding from outside the province. – Ron Walter recognizes that Scott Moe’s carbon tax posturing is purely a

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Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Peter Eavis points out how U.S. CEOs are only seeing their exorbitant pay soar even further due to Donald Trump’s tax giveaways. Kara Swisher interviews Anand Giridharadas about how “philanthropists” are bribing the public with small parts of the obscene concentrations money

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