Peace, order and good government, eh?: Leave Vic Toews alooooooone!

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews wants an investigation. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is calling for an investigation into how his divorce records ended up on Twitter. Toews has been targeted in an online campaign related to the introduction of a surveillance bill which gives authorities easier access to people’s Internet lives. An investigation by ...

the woodshed: We spent a billion dollars for this?

Note that most of these people were arrested in pre-dawn raids BEFORE the G20 demonstrations began, thanks to the use of infiltrators and police spies and agents provocateurs. And it cost taxpayers about a billion dollars, not including the fake lake and Tony Clement’s gazebo.obviously these 17 people posed an serious existential threat to country ...

Peace, order and good government, eh?: Just say no to "extraordinary anti-terror powers"

It was reported yesterday that the Harper Government™ (apparently they really do want to be called that) intends to bring back a couple of “extraordinary anti-terror powers for police”: preventative detention and compulsory (and secret) testimony. These are measures which were part of the original Canadian response to 9/11 but were allowed to sunset in ...

Peace, order and good government, eh?: Has anyone spoken to John Baird lately?

In the immediate aftermath of the Auditor General’s report on G8 spending, we were assured that while the attention to administrative detail was lacking, there was certainly no intention to mislead parliament. We were also assured that while Tony Clement was heavily involved in considering all the projects in his riding, it was John Baird ...

Peace, order and good government, eh?: Mostly competent government

Since the Harper Government™ spent as much money on security for 2010’s G8/G20 summits as any other ten countries would have, you’d think they’d at least have earned high marks for, you know, security. You’d be wrong. An internal RCMP review says the Conservative government’s choice of Ontario cottage country as the 2010 G8 Summit ...

Peace, order and good government, eh?: QOTD: The Worst Outcome of G20 Policing

This is just one paragraph plucked out of the middle of a long post at A Canadian Lefty in Occupied Land. The post makes the case for this conclusion and then goes on to a thoughtful discussion about where activists go from there. This sums up something important and it comes at a time when ...

Liberal Video Depot: It’s time to stop the Stephen Harper Gravy Train

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Liberal Video Depot: It’s time to stop the Stephen Harper Gravy Train

Where’s Rob Ford when you need him.{Video by liberalvideo} Please send LVD your political and news videos and clips.

Liberal Video Depot: It’s time to stop the Stephen Harper Gravy Train

Where’s Rob Ford when you need him.{Video by liberalvideo} Please send LVD your political and news videos and clips.

A. Picazo: At The G8, Refusing To Be Silenced On Women’s Rights

A Monday gathering of Canadian and international women’s rights experts on Parliament Hill was intended to discuss Canada’s role in the maternal and child health initiative at the upcoming G8 summit; To voice their concerns over the erosion of gender equality and women’s rights in foreign policy under Stephen Harper, and address the omission of ...

A. Picazo: Stephen Harper’s Maternal Health Disaster

In what is arguably an effort to win over fundamentalist Christian voters, Stephen Harper’s G8 maternal and child health initiative, as it currently stands, will result in far more preventable deaths than the overall number of lives saved. In what Huffington Post contributor Jodi Jacobson called an “absurd move,” Harper initially excluded family planning from ...