The Canadian Progressive: Chief Spence Hunger Strike: Solidarity letter from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers

by Canadian Union of Postal Workers: Chief Theresa Spence, The Canadian Union of Postal Workers honour Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat for her courageous stand in defense of the land against the moral bankruptcy of the Canadian state. We recognize the racist and genocidal history of Canada and that the attempts to assimilate and silence ...

The Canadian Progressive: Council of Canadians celebrates first victories of the Robocalls case

by Council of Canadians: After a six-day federal court hearing, eight electors in six ridings have made a strong case that there was widespread voter suppression in the 2011 federal election that benefited Conservative Party candidates. They have asked the federal court judge to annul the results in the six ridings. “The fact that the ...

The Canadian Progressive: As Theresa Spence’s hunger strike enters second week, National Chief Atleo calls for urgent meeting with Harper

by Assembly of First Nations: Open letter on behalf of the First Nations leaders to the Right Honourable Governor General David Johnston and the Right Honourable Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper: On behalf of the National Executive of the Assembly of First Nations, we write today regarding an urgent matter requiring immediate attention.  As ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Human Rights Reputation is Fast Becoming a Myth

by Ontario Federation of Labour: This year, as the global community recognizes December 10 as International Human Rights Day, many Canadians struggle with a vanishing sense of pride in Canada’s once renowned reputation as a leader in human rights. While that reputation has always been contradicted by the lived experiences of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples and ...

The Canadian Progressive: Idle No More: Canadian Citizen Writes to the Governor General

A Canadian citizen writes to the Governor General, declaring fierce opposition to numerous pieces of legislation recently passed by the Harper Government. The bills the writer has issue with seek to further exploit, disempower, control and marginalize First Nations.  They include Bill C-45, which is at the heart of both the Idle No More grassroots movement ...

Birth Pangs: Cause Nothing Says “I’m a Fetus Fetishist” Like A Snow Globe

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Making the Introduction

At a recent event in Vancouver, it fell to the President of Vancouver Kingsway, Alex Burton, to introduce me before I spoke.  I was somewhat surprised when instead of the usual “I’m going to read everything from Brian’s LinkedIn page” introduction, he instead started with “knowing I was going to have to introduce Brian today, ...

That ain’t strategic voting, Mr. Topp. That’s called campaigning.

So I just read this article by Brian Topp in the Globe and Mail. And I have to say, it is obvious to me that either Topp is being willfully ignorant about the definition of strategic voting, or he is an idiot. Reposted from my post on the Liberal.ca forums: http://www.liberal.ca/activity/p/9180/ Brian Topp (Pawel Dwulit/The ...

Fusing and Musing: And the point is?

After a few years practicing being a social commenter I have come to one certain conclusion. I should probably have my fucking head examined! Grief, that’s what you mostly get. Yet we all plug away, each of us for our own reasons from that unique perspective each of us can only call our own. Uniqueness? ...

PMMLiberal.ca: Celebrating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

I recenlty wrote a blog entry for the Liberal Party of Canada in Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission. On a blustery Saturday morning in 1982, the Right Hon. Pierre Elliot Trudeau sat beside Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on Parliament Hill while she proclaimed, by letters patent and statuary instrument, the Canada Act, 1982 as law in ...

Fusing and Musing: Why ‘Moderation’ is a big deal…

Why moderation? Why would one want to stay closer to the political center? Is there empirical or even theoretical proof that such a stance would be the ideal? It is safe to say there are as many theories and their advocates as the day is long. Before we proceed I would like you to keep ...

Fusing and Musing: A letter to my fellow Canadians

I think the following is very important for Canadians to remember and to help this memory I’m asking you to share and like this. So very, very few Canadians seem to remember that Canada has always been a country of moderates and it is that moderate stance towards social and fiscal issues that made our ...

Birth Pangs: Doonesbury Tackles Abortion

Sounds like a great strip and very on point however newspapers will be given the chance to replace it if they deem themselves and their readership hypocritical enough to accept and support state sponsored rape but too precious to actually know the reality of it. The comic strips feature a woman who goes to an ...

Fusing and Musing: Douche of the week – Rush Limbaugh

Well, well, it certainly has taken a while to get back to writing here on oddbloke.ca. As many of you know, the operator of this site, after having me vetted by the public, was ill for a while. But seriously – I was a bit annoyed by the “What to do with Walt Kego” piece put ...

Fusing and Musing: All ye who seek money and power – Is this all you have?

As many of you know I suffer from some unknown illness that severely incapacitates me from time to time. This week was no exception and I lay for hour after hour suffering and wondering, “How long can something like this go on until it manifests in the way I dread and the hand of death ...

Fusing and Musing: Vetted by Facebook?

In an age where the “online spying” and “indefinite detention” become tools by the government to suppress the population and create fear of dissent, I have become completely convinced that I am being vetted by Facebook. I have recently returned from the beautiful Caribbean coast of Honduras. I visited Copan Ruinas, near the Guatemalan border, ...

Why you should vote for Grant Gordon, and by extension the Liberal Party of Canada

Yesterday, the picture below started making its rounds on the internet, and as was intended (I’m sure), it generated quite a lot of debate and discussion.  I posted it to my Facebook timeline, and ended up in the middle of a debate from both Conservatives and New Democrats. How very Liberal. I’m very proud to ...

I Endorse Kyle Harrietha for National Membership Secretary

I’ve known Kyle Harrietha since shortly after I joined the party, when he was President in Fort McMurray and I was the new President in Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission. As the new President of an Kyle Harrietha effectively dead riding association, I took a lot of inspiration from the work Kyle was doing in Northern Alberta. ...

Birth Pangs: Mother Who Dressed Toddler As Prostitute Wants To Donate Dress Profits To Anti-Abortion Organization

Who would dress their child as a prostitute? A “pro-lifer” of course. Wendy Dickey, the mother of Paisley, who wore the now-famous “Pretty Woman” prostitute costume during the Queen of Hearts pageant, tells E! News exclusively that the outfit has caused such a stir that she wants to sell the getup and donate the proceeds ...

Birth Pangs: Nadine Dorries Abortion Amendment Defeated

Chalk one up for rationality and common sense. MPs voted by 368 votes to 118 – a majority of 250 – to reject the amendment by the Tory backbencher Nadine Dorries after she lost the support of her co-sponsor, the former Labour minister Frank Field. The Dorries amendment would have stripped non-statutory abortion providers such ...

Birth Pangs: International Women’s Day 2011

It would be nice if this could be a day of celebration, however it feels more appropriate for it to be a day of remembrance for all the women who have fallen or who have been unnecessarily burdened under oppressive regimes. In the U.S. women are losing their rights to reproductive choice with restrictions on ...

Birth Pangs: LifeSite on the Arizona Shooting – Taking CYA to a New and Disgusting Level

I generally prefer to report rather than takes digs at, after all as Friedrich Nietzsche said, “Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one.” However, this article over at **LifeSiteNews is absolutely abhorrent. Most of it is spent trying to prove that the shooter was promoting a god-less left-wing agenda – oh ...