Pop The Stack: Liberals Need to Stand Out and Stand Up

Gordon Gibson has a nice piece today in the Globe and Mail today on how the Liberals can differentiate themselves in the next election and help the country with a big problem at the same time.  It turns out, Gordon agrees with me, that Electoral Reform is the safest and most exciting issue for the ...

Pop The Stack: Canada 2.0 – The Satirical Masses

Custom user images often show up when an internet protest picks up steam. Think "I'm with Coco.". You gotta love Canada.  We are a humble people but we are also a deeply funny and self-effacing people. The latest political trend involves a deep fried ring of onion, a Prime Minister and the spicy dipping sauce ...

Pop The Stack: A Great Democracy Deserves a Great Protest

In response to this article about the latest degradation of American democracy. One senator is essentially holding up all nominations for government posts in order to get special funds, called earmakrs, for his state. I agree that if the Democrats capitulate and negotiate again like they did with Lieberman they have essentially ceded their majority ...

Pop The Stack: Harper plays games while democracy crumbles

My comment on the Globe and Mails recent story: Tories seek parliamentary extension This is a non story, by casting it as some kind of tricky dilemma for the Liberals and NDP the Globe is accepting the Conservative game. You can almost hear the writer salivating at the dramatic irony of the opposition voting against ...

bastard.logic: Prorogation, Disengagement and Cutting the Democratic Deficit in Canada

by matttbastard With thousands of Canadians reportedly hitting the streets this past weekend to express their disapproval of Stephen Harper’s latest arrogant bird-flip to Parliamentary democracy, it seems apparrent that our political elites are out of touch with the people whose interests they profess to represent. A new report, to be released today, offers empirical ...

Pop The Stack: Canada 2.0

Today’s protests around Canada against the Conservative’s reckless abuse of power were a great success, look here, even the Globe and Mail is impressed. So, how did a little ‘internet protest’ turn into over 25,000 feet on the ground in over 60 locations across the country today? Two reasons. First,  Canadians are awesome!  Second, Facebook ...

Pop The Stack: Liberals stand out like a raisin in a raisin muffin.

Its clear that the with the prorogation of parliament the Conservative party has wasted most of its ‘benefit of the doubt’ support that was keeping it ahead of the Liberals.  A new poll shows the two parties are neck in neck in national support.  Just as clearly, this statistical tie has not come about because ...

Pop The Stack: Canada Needs to Become a Real Democracy

Full repost of letters from Fair Vote Canada to Stephen Harper and Opposition leaders about the importance of democratic reform now, more than ever. FVC sends open letters to Harper and opposition leaders: it’s time to fix the problem Jan 12, 2010 Fair Vote Canada sent and issued open letters to the Prime Minister and ...

Pop The Stack: You should read this about senate reform

You should read this about senate reform, espeically Jim Q’s comment on a PR solution http://ow.ly/TKs3 #cdnpoli #senatereform #fairvote Posted in Politics Tagged: democracy, fairvote, parliament, Politics, reform, senate

Pop The Stack: Not Everyone Thinks Like You

Posted from a comment via HuffPost What I find really interesting is how this is further evidence that people always assume that others would do exactly as they themselves would do. Republicans think the Democrats would stop at nothing to stop something from the other party. Well, we know thats not true, they think too ...

Jacked Up: Students fight back against Conservative scandal

The Canadian Federation of Students today called on Stephen Harper to disclose how much funding has gone in to the intentional disruption of democracy on University and College campuses accross Canada. Many prominent Conservatives have been involved in coaching young Conservative student council candidates on how to siphon off money by creating front organizations, and ...

Jacked Up: Harper Spreading Democracy… ?!

So the Harper government is creating an agency that will help spread democracy abroad. Good for them, fledgling democracies do need all the help they can get in getting established. My problem though is that this is coming from Harper, a man who doesn’t even know the definition of democracy. Now i’m not even talking ...

Jacked Up: Democracy Delayed is Democracy Denied

So let’s do a little comparative analysis: Number 1: David Warren calls a possible coalition a “Thai-style coup d’état”. Now as much as I like the guy, I don’t think Dion could fool anyone into thinking he was the commander of a ruthless army. And last time I checked no politicians had been dragged into ...