Politics and its Discontents: I Guess The Barbados Has An Open-Door Policy Toward Felons

Few Canadians will forget this scene: The people of The Barbados, however, apparently hold no animus toward foreign felons: Dean Del Mastro and his cousin David are establishing a $26-million solar technology manufacturing plant and solar farm in Barbados, according to a report Thursday in the online newspaper Barbados Today. The Del Mastros’ company is ...

Politics and its Discontents: Conservative ‘Team Gosal’ Commits An Election Crime

Baljit Singh Gosal. the Con candidate seeking re-election in Bramalea—Gore—Malton, has apparently dispatched his ‘team’ to commit election crimes, as you will see in the following video. The perpetrators defend their actionss as just doing their job. May justice prevail on October 19. Caught on camera: Conservative team destroying NDP and Liberal signs while putting ...

Politics and its Discontents: God, I Love The Perp Walk

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Politics and its Discontents: Breaking With Tradition

… there were no reports of Dean Del Mastro breaking down in tears, a first for the former star of the Harper regime. Perhaps knowing that he will only serve one week in jail for his crimes lightened his mood. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: CBC Truculence: Too Little, Too Late

About a year ago, I lamented the fact that the CBC, through Peter Mansbridge, seemed to be following a policy of appeasement toward the Harper government, probably in the forlorn hope of avoiding further decimation of its funding. Quite predictably, as we learned last week, that policy has proven to be an abject failure. It ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Star Exposes Another Harper Lie

More and more, people are seeing the bald mendacity of the Harper regime. Despite their claims of electoral probity and refusal to use U.S. firms in their campaigning, it turns out that 14 Conservative (will the claim be made that they were rogues?) did exactly that by signing on with Front Porch Strategies, a well-connected ...

Politics and its Discontents: Exactly How Dangerous Is Harper?

That is the title of a piece written by Gerald Caplan, in which he opines that the Harper Conservatives are like nothing Canada has ever seen before, a party that refuses to follow the customs and practices of past governments, a party that sees politics as a form of warfare with, I suppose, the rest ...

Politics and its Discontents: Tory Strategy: I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff

… until I get my way. Judging by this story of conservative misbehaviour in Etobicoke Centre on election day, it’s not hard to figure out someone’s favorite bedtime story. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: The Bizarro World of the Harper Conservatives

When I was a lad (a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away), I was a devotee of Superman comics. There was something about the son of Kryton’s thirst for truth and justice that appealed to my boyish sensibilities. One of the components of the Superman universe was the existence of a bizarro ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Sound of Subversion – A Robocall Recorded

So this is what subversion sounds like. The Star has obtained a voice recording of one of the fake calls in Guelph, giving instructions to the recipient to go to the wrong polling station. What is that old saying about the banality of evil? Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: For Anyone Inclined to Give Harper The Benefit Of The Doubt…

I urge you to read Lawrence Martin’s damning assessment of his dirty operations. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: / Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!

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Politics and its Discontents: The Conservatives: Farther Gone Than I Had Realized

The Harperites are more out of touch with reality than I realized if they think this Tory bought-and-paid-for hack is going to do them any good in their voter-suppression crimes. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: The Public Responds To Conservative Voter-Suppression Crimes

While I normally spend little time reading readers’ on-line comments in The Globe and Mail, these, I think, help to capture the fury more and more of the public is feeling over Harper-inspired malfeasance. Recommend this Post