BigCityLib Strikes Back: Jason Kenney Blows Off Bishops

 …says lawyer up if you don’t like law.  Also, the CPoC is still officially against section 13.  Not that the government plans to act.

Accidental Deliberations: Deep thought

I know I can’t think of a higher priority for Canada at the moment than to declare war on citizenship.

Accidental Deliberations: On innumeracy

Yes, we know that math isn’t Deficit Jim Flaherty’s forte. But could it be that he’s still less numerically challenged than the rest of his cabinet colleagues? Let’s check in with someone who’s supposed to be one of the Cons’ brightest lights… “We don’t obviously want to over-read this. People’s political opinions change based on ...

Accidental Deliberations: On competing classes

Yes, it’s highly problematic that the Cons are slashing the availability of applications for skilled workers to immigrate to Canada: A little-known clause in instructions Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has issued to slash immigration applications from skilled workers abroad appears to limit related immigration and refugee applications based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. …Mr. Kenney’s ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Zombie Youth and the Canadian Property Rights Research Institute

A CULTURE OF DEFIANCE: History of the Reform-Conservative Party of Canada In November of 2009, the Canadian Press learned that a government program designed to recruit the best and brightest from Canada’s universities, had been politicized for partisan interests. Before being granted an interview, those seeking to enter the Accelerated Economist Training Program, had to ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: The Conrad Chronicle continues: Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. Then go to Canada and make a nuisance of yourself…

Go directly to jail! Former Canadian press barons convicted of criminal offences in allied democracies may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: The actual Lord Black, mugged. Amid all the courtroom histrionics yesterday when Chicago Judge Amy St. Eve sent the aggressively unrepentant Conrad Black back to jail, most of the media covering the proceedings ...

Montreal Simon: When the Con Party Animals Go Wild

Lardy. Bean me with a bacon bit…or a Vienna sausage. They don’t call them Con hogs for nothing eh? But who knew they were such party animals? Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s own department has repeatedly broken the government’s tough rules for hospitality spending. An internal report on how the Privy Council Office spent $340,000 on hospitality found widespread ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: If Vic Toews Had Lived Then …

I spent several years researching my family history, not only to create a genealogy, but to find the stories that brought my ancestors to Canada. The first arrived in 1632 as an army surgeon. His future wife would join the colony at Port Royal, a few years later, but it’s what brought her here that ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: We Don’t Want an Apology From Tony Clement. We Want an Investigation.

Embezzlement – To take (money, for example) for one’s own use in violation of a trust.Fraud – deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair or dishonest advantage. I watched the news coverage last night on the G-8 spending in Tony Clement’s riding. John Wiersema, the acting ...

A BCer in Toronto: Night One: #cpc11 live blog

6:30 pm: I have my blogger/media pass, I’ve navigated my way through the brand new Ottawa convention centre, I’ve paid $33.90 for WiFi (you’re welcome, dear readers) and I’m settled into the front row of the media section (at the waaaay back of the convention hall) for night one of Conservative Majoritypalooza 2011. I’ll be ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Minister Jason Kenney In Response to Don Davies Question About Maeng Family Deportation

The Honourable Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason Kenney commented generally in reply to Vancouver Kingsway MP Don Davies’ specific concerns about the Maeng family deportation.  The Maeng family has lived in NB for several years and have been valued contributing members to the local community. Their eldest son has done well in school and ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Carry on Up the Privy Council: Lord Black’s saga continues

Lord Black is greeted by fellow inmates at the Coleman Federal Correctional Centre. Note: Officers of the Order of Canada and members of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Mr. Bridger. The latest chapter in the Tubby Black saga is enough to make us almost like the old ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Don Davies, MP Vancouver Kingsway, Stands Up for Moncton’s Maeng Family

Yes a member of Parliament has spoken up in the House of Commons on behalf of the Maeng family, the Korean family, residents of Moncton New Brunswick  for several years, and contributing members of that community, who are facing imminent deportation because their younger son has autism and epilepsy.  No it is not the Conservative ...

the reeves report: No one can deny DePape the courage of her convictions

Image courtesy of the Vancouver Sun That was one way to start a conversation! In a country with an electorate difficult to fire up (livid over raccoon abuse in Toronto, indifferent to Canada’s involvement in Libya, according to the National Post), Senate page Brigette DePape has certainly got people talking, and not only to condemn ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: a look at the candidates lining up in the race to replace ed stelmach.

The candidates lining up to replace Premier Ed Stelmach as leader of the PC Party have been campaigning for months, yet what should be the hottest political leadership contest of the year has so far been a quiet affair. Will it take the summer months to heat up this contest, or will Albertans wait until ...

Awww! Jason Kenney! My Heart Is Breaking! Somebody Get Him a Fainting Couch!

Poor Jason Kenney! By extension, poor, poor Harpercons! My heart bleeds for you! Now we understand why Stevie Spiteful wants to have elected senators. It appears to be all about his dear precious Alberta, a province that sends six senators to the red chamber to represent them.  Jason Kenney’s digestive tract is twisted in a ...

Fired Kenney Aide Welcomed Back With Open Arms

It has been reported that the aide who sent a package of information on wooing immigrant Canadians to the wrong MP has been rehired by Immigration Minister Jason Kenney. Weeks after being elected to a majority government the first crack in the “aw and order” armor for the coming session of parliament has shown. Kasra ...

Jason Kenney re-hires corrupt aide

The majority is but a few weeks old and the corruption in our institutions – from cops to the “Harper Government” – is escalating. Now we find out that Jason Kenney has re-hired the aide who sent out a fundraising letter on government stationary. Mr. Nejatian broke several rules when he used Mr. Kenney’s MP’s ...

I don’t live in the Annex …

… but I’d be willing to part with some serious coin for a lapel button reading “Flippant Annex Secularist.”

A BCer in Toronto: Jason Kenney — too Conservative for the Catholic Church?

I like the tan jacket, Jason.

Liberal Video Depot: What’s at Stake: Young Jason Kenney – Anti-Abortion Activist Opposed to Free Speech

From the archives, here’s a CNN story on free speech and abortion in which a young Jason “Anti-Abortion Activist” Kenney argues strongly against free speech and even allowing women to speak about abortion at his university. The court disagreed with him. {Video by chevreu} Please send LVD your political and news videos and clips.

Liberal Video Depot: What’s at Stake: Young Jason Kenney – Anti-Abortion Activist Opposed to Free Speech

From the archives, here’s a CNN story on free speech and abortion in which a young Jason “Anti-Abortion Activist” Kenney argues strongly against free speech and even allowing women to speak about abortion at his university. The court disagreed with him. {Video by chevreu} Please send LVD your political and news videos and clips.

Liberal Video Depot: What’s at Stake: Young Jason Kenney – Anti-Abortion Activist Opposed to Free Speech

From the archives, here’s a CNN story on free speech and abortion in which a young Jason “Anti-Abortion Activist” Kenney argues strongly against free speech and even allowing women to speak about abortion at his university. The court disagreed with him. {Video by chevreu} Please send LVD your political and news videos and clips.

World Headlines Review: Tunisia’s Deposed Ben Ali Family: Canadian Immigration’s political statement

Yesterday reports appeared in the Canadian press, TV and radio, about the arrival in Montreal of family members of the deposed Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his wife, Leila, nee Trabelsis.  The expatriate Tunisian community in Montreal had already been watching the situation closely as unidentified Tunisian officials had arrived there as ...

Right of Center Ice: On promoting consumer culture and demeaning Canadian citizenship

Believe it or not, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason Kenney took the opportunity to affirm the Canadian citizenship of fictional character, Santa Claus, at a citizenship ceremony of 100 new Canadians in Calgary. By swearing in a man dressed up as Santa Claus the Minister has manged to: Demean the symbolism of the Canadian ...