Politics and its Discontents: Ignorance Is Strength

At least it is so in Harperland. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: What The Closure of The Experimental Lakes Area Really Means

To learn the truly tragic dimensions of this Harper maneuver to silence yet another dissenting scientific voice, please check out this article by Michael Harris. After reading it, I think you will likely agree that the health of Canadians is pretty low on the list of Dear Leader’s priorities. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Death By Download?

Although a cliche, it is nonetheless true that knowledge is power, which probably explains why Canada is currently under the yoke of the most secretive and undemocratic federal government it has ever known. The latest restriction on access to information is reflected in the Harper termination of the National Roundtable on the Environment and the ...

Politics and its Discontents: Freedom of Information: Turkey, Mexico and India, Yes – Canada, Not So Much

The Harper obsession with secrecy and control is well-known and the source of much international attention. However, it seems we now have new reason to be both embarrassed and outraged. According to the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), our country also lags behind other less developed nations in meeting freedom of information requests: The ...

Politics and its Discontents: Congratulations To The Harper Government

May the Prime Minister and his party enablers wear this award with distinction! P.S. Check out some of the readers’ comments on the site as well. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: The Consequences of Expressing An Opinion In HarperWorld

Just a brief post here. Apparently airport groundworkers in Toronto and Montreal are out on a wildcat strike as a result of three members expressing an opinion of Labour Minister Lisa Rait: Strikers accused Pearson airport security of heavy handedness after they said three of their fellow ground workers were suspended for clapping derisively when ...