Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Conservatives Failed to Protect Privacy

The Liberals record? Not much better. “I can’t answer the question about the former government, what their reasons were,” said Sajjan, also noting he does not believe any of the metadata inadvertently shared could have ended up in the hands of any countries beyond the Five Eyes. BREAKING: #CSE suspends #metadata sharing with int'l partners ...

Blunt Objects Blog: Erin O’Toole – the hint is in the name

What is the sound of one hand clapping, Mr. O’Toole?  Former Veterans Affairs Minister and current Conservative Public Safety critic Erin O’Toole (Durham) wants you to know that Trudeau should respect Canada’s diverse economy, and not champion some sectors and ‘demoralize’ others. Hey, that’s all well and fine, I just wish the Honourable Mr. O’Toole ...

Blunt Objects Blog: Erin O’Toole – the hint is in the name

What is the sound of one hand clapping, Mr. O’Toole?  Former Veterans Affairs Minister and current Conservative Public Safety critic Erin O’Toole (Durham) wants you to know that Trudeau should respect Canada’s diverse economy, and not champion some sectors and ‘demoralize’ others. Hey, that’s all well and fine, I just wish the Honourable Mr. O’Toole ...

Blunt Objects Blog: Erin O’Toole – the hint is in the name

What is the sound of one hand clapping, Mr. O’Toole?  Former Veterans Affairs Minister and current Conservative Public Safety critic Erin O’Toole (Durham) wants you to know that Trudeau should respect Canada’s diverse economy, and not champion some sectors and ‘demoralize’ others. Hey, that’s all well and fine, I just wish the Honourable Mr. O’Toole ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Looking Back At the Conservatives’ Campaign

I wrote this on October 1, 2015, but never finished it: Let’s examine the Conservative’s campaign thus far: It began with them showing ads where men are being drowned, as an example of how they’ll protect us, but no one else will. In the middle it had one of their candidates quit for being caught ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Rona Ambrose – Smoke From The Ears

Anyone else smell pants burning? Maybe it’s something else. Hold on, you’re about to get whiplash. I guess having an empty head is a biological advantage since your brain doesn’t rattle around when you change direction this quickly. Not even Google can keep up with her position. “June 11, 2015 10:19PM EDT Health Minister Rona ...

Blunt Objects Blog: Will Kevin O’Leary become "Canada’s Trump"?

“Yes, Mr. Bond, I do believe I can take over Canada.” The news so far in this latter week has been all-a-chatter about Kevin O’Leary. First it was for his attempt to buy the resignation of the Premier of Alberta in a coup-d’etat attempt reminiscent of the Business Plot, if not in style then at ...

Blunt Objects Blog: Will Kevin O’Leary become "Canada’s Trump"?

“Yes, Mr. Bond, I do believe I can take over Canada.” The news so far in this latter week has been all-a-chatter about Kevin O’Leary. First it was for his attempt to buy the resignation of the Premier of Alberta in a coup-d’etat attempt reminiscent of the Business Plot, if not in style then at ...

Politics and Entertainment: Is a Referendum the Best Way to Determine an Electoral System?

.Is a Referendum the Best Way to Determine an Electoral System? Theoretically a referendum may seem like the most obvious and democratic way to determine whether electoral reform is desirable in Canada; but, as we have seen with referendums at the provincial level in BC, PEI, and Ontario, the results almost always render the status ...

Politics and Entertainment: Is a Referendum the Best Way to Determine an Electoral System?

.Is a Referendum the Best Way to Determine an Electoral System? Theoretically a referendum may seem like the most obvious and democratic way to determine whether electoral reform is desirable in Canada; but, as we have seen with referendums at the provincial level in BC, PEI, and Ontario, the results almost always render the status ...

The Tory Pirate - Politics & Policy: The Mutually Unintelligibility of Right & Left

Recently a friend of mine on Facebook was asking why conservatives seemed to misunderstand a key aspect ofliberalism. The question was, and is, an interesting one. And it led me back to a field of study I first encountered inuniversity and have run across from time to time since then. Specifically I am referring to ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Concalls: Duffy Trial Revelations

The Duffy Trial has been a bit of an expose on how the Harper Cons’ PMO operated. It’s not pretty. The comments made about Sona and Finely are nothing to sneeze at either. With Sona destined to sit in jail, and Finely in a grave, it all seems a little bit of an academic discussion ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Do Not As I Used To Say and Do

Not sure what’s more pathetic and hypocritical: Wudrick and Taylor feigning desire for un-tinkered elections, or Wall pining for Ottawa money. @saskboy what on earth are you talking about? We just want a referendum. We SUPPORTED STV in the BC referenda. — Aaron Wudrick (@awudrick) December 28, 2015 The hypocrisy in each case approaches satirical ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Compassion confounds Conservatives

I get the feeling that Conservative supporters are confounded Canadians like a PM with compassion. Amongst the sites that still allow comment sections (and that number is shrinking, but that’s another story), on any given story that shows Prime Minister Trudeau’s empathy, you’ll see, guaranteed, the cross-section of Conservative commentators going on about the selfies ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Former Journo and Former Minister, For Good Reasons

.@KentThornhillMP @PremierBradWall The media isn't quiet on @SaskPowerCCS. @mikemckinnon would you care to fill in the former Minister? — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) December 7, 2015 In the @SaskPowerCCS control room. Some stuff happening, presumably. pic.twitter.com/XKNaXbceN3 — Mike McKinnon (@mikemckinnon) December 7, 2015 One of my fondest memories in politics is when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ...

The Tory Pirate - Politics & Policy: Conservatives Announce Their Shadow Cabinet & Critic Roles

The Conservative Party announced its Shadow Cabinet and Critic roles today. Of the various MPs holding Oppositionroles there are six I will be in contact with in the immediate future (by which I mean after Parliament’s website updatesits contact information). Here are the six I have my eye on, their portfolio, and the reason for my ...

The Canadian Progressive: Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski called female candidate an “NDP whore”

In yet another example of pervasive misogyny in Canada, a new YouTube video shows Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski calling a provincial candidate an “NDP whore.” The post Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski called female candidate an “NDP whore” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: #TwoFacedTom Lukiwski Should Resign

Moose Jaw and Regina area MP Tom Lukiwski should resign. He was caught on video by a reporter calling an NDP candidate “an NDP whore”. Lawrence, Lukiwski’s Conservative buddy denies the slur, claiming he says “an NDP horde”, even though that makes little sense in the context of the speech. I checked Conservative publications on ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Creating a Mob May Be Easy

…But controlling a mob isn’t something you can really predict. What’s the Saskatchewan Premier doing releasing an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for a “pause” and “delay” to refugee settlement? He’s equating terrorism in France with Syrian refugees on their way to live in Saskatchewan. That’s a terrible, and Islamophobic position to take. ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Brad Wall Makes News Again

.@PremierBradWall Very unhappy that you're using terrorists' crime to dictate Canada's refugee humanitarian strategy. #skpoli #cdnpoli — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) November 16, 2015 Brad Wall in September, before the CPC leadership opened up. Globe and Mail: https://t.co/cma3ImnWYG #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/1F2NcS5uxK — Mike Gibbs (@Mikeggibbs) November 16, 2015 That was following this tragedy highlighted in the world media. ...

The Tory Pirate - Politics & Policy: I Have Joined the Conservative Party of Canada

There are likely to be two reactions to me joining the Conservative Party. For those who see the blog name the reaction islikely to me “Wait, you weren’t already a member of the Conservative Party“. Well, no. While I am a tory (in the ideologicalsense of the word) the Conservative Party has not been over ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Joe, You Can Go Now

Why I’m really, really, really glad Joe Oliver isn’t Finance Minister anymore: Keystone XL would have created jobs, bolstered ec growth, strengthened nat’l security, reduced GHG emissions and enhanced N Am energy indep Therefore, disappointing President Obama rejected Keystone X. See yesterday’s article where I discuss implications. http://business. financialpost. com/fp-comment/..[thiscrapisntworthreadingfurther] See my interview #CBC #newsworld ...

wRanter.com: What does the Liberal win mean for Jewish groups?

The longest election campaign in modern Canadian history delivered more than a surprise Liberal majority – it yielded six new Jewish MPs for the winning party: Michael Levitt in Toronto’s York Centre; Anthony Housefather in Mount Royal, and Jim Carr in Winnipeg South Centre – all ridings with large Jewish populations – as well as ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Election Poetry

Add your poems to the comments. .@SamaraCDA Dear PM @JustinTrudeau, I'm hoping you will know What to do now, After taking a bow, With your majority overthrow. #cdnpoli — Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 20, 2015 .@SamaraCDA #elxn42 ends. Cons covering their faces, in shame, After suggesting no Canadian could do so, with pride, to become one of us. — Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 21, 2015 #elxn42 ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Election Poetry

Add your poems to the comments. .@SamaraCDA Dear PM @JustinTrudeau, I'm hoping you will know What to do now, After taking a bow, With your majority overthrow. #cdnpoli — Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 20, 2015 .@SamaraCDA #elxn42 ends. Cons covering their faces, in shame, After suggesting no Canadian could do so, with pride, to become one of us. — Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 21, 2015 #elxn42 ...