Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – David Climenhaga writes that Canada needs a lot more of Jeremy Corbyn’s critical analysis of an unfair economic system, and a lot less Justin Trudeau-style cheerleading for it. And Bill Curry reports on a new push to cut down on poverty at the national and provincial levels. ...

Alberta Politics: Canada needs more Jeremy Corbyn, less Justin Trudeau, 21st annual Parkland Institute conference is advised

PHOTOS: Guardian journalist Martin Lukacs, moments before his remarks to the 21st annual Parkland Institute Conference in Edmonton yesterday morning. Below: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; British Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn and Prime Minister Theresa May (U.K. Photos: Wikimedia Commons); and bestselling Canadian author Linda McQuaig before her keynote address to the conference Friday ...

Montreal Simon: The Real Reason For Andrew Scheer’s Weird Ad

I knew the Cons were worried. I didn't believe them when they said that weird ad, half Forrest Gump and half serial killer, was to introduce Andrew Scheer to Canadians.When he has been around for thirteen years, and the Con media has given him all the page time or air time he wanted recently, to attack the ...

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to end your week. – Laurie MacFarlane points out how increases in land values have resulted in massive and unearned disparities in wealth. – Kevin Page, Claudette Bradshaw, Geoff Nelson and Tim Aubrey write that a national housing strategy needs to focus on the availability of both affordable housing, and social supports to ...

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on the Trudeau Libs’ willingness to favour the concentration of money, power and privilege. For further reading…– Peter Zimonjic reported on the fallout from Bill Morneau’s profit off of his own decisions as Finance Minister, while Kathleen Harris discussed his belated attempt to distance himself from his own choices. And in the example of ...

Montreal Simon: Is Andrew Scheer the New Jason Kenney?

When we last left Andrew Scheer he was walking through a quiet suburb looking like a dazed Forrest Gump, or a weirdo trying to pick up women.And now we know what the ad produced by his new Mini-Me, Hamish Marshall, the nasty little man who used to work for the hate mongering Rebel, is supposed to ...

The Disaffected Lib: Every Now and Then Justin Comes Through

A pleasant surprise from prime minister Justin Trudeau – he pissed off the gangster/president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte. Good one, Justin. Trudeau said he told Duterte about the need for the rule of law in the Philippines, and also made a friendly offer of support to help the Philippines move forward. Trudeau said Duterte ...

Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau and the Con Media Losers

It's now been more than four days since Justin Trudeau missed a meeting of APEC leaders, and our Con media went ballistic.Claiming he'd sabotaged a trade deal, and that all the other leaders were furious, and that Canada's reputation was RUINED!!!!And nobody was more outraged than the pompous hack from the National Post Andrew Coyne. ...

Montreal Simon: Why Does The Con Media Hate Justin Trudeau So Much?

Well it's now been two days since the Con media went after Justin Trudeau for allegedly sabotaging a trade deal by missing a meeting. In what can only be described as a pig wrestling contest. Which as you know ended badly, with our porky media looking like idiots.  Since they revealed their blatant bias, and ...

Montreal Simon: How The Con Media Were Made To Look Like Idiots

Remembrance Day is always a sad day, but it was a particularly gloomy day at the Parliamentary Press Gallery.Yesterday they were squealing like hogs, accusing Justin Trudeau of having sabotaged a trade deal by missing a meeting.And along with the creepy Andrew Schmear all but demanding that Trudeau resign IMMEDIATELY !!!! But sadly for them, ...

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – Gabriel Zucman discusses how the wealthy currently avoid paying their fair share of taxes – and how to stop them by properly attributing income and ensuring registers of wealth. And Micah White is optimistic that the public response to the Paradise Papers may be to develop lasting ...

Accidental Deliberations: On suspended animation

It would be nice to be able to share Michael Geist’s view that the latest TPP by another name represents a substantial improvement over the original. But to my mind, the real story of the CPTPP is how little it changes. In principle, I’d have hoped to see a group of parties which didn’t include ...

Montreal Simon: The Day The Con Media Roared Like Rats

No, that's not the famous MGM logo, and that's not Leo the lion.That's our ratty Con media!!! It can make quite a roar when it goes after a big piece of cheese, or Justin Trudeau.And yesterday it was really loud, and never sounded uglier.Or more absurd.Or more Con.Read more »

Alberta Politics: One year has passed since Donald Trump’s election and, here we all are, still in Crazytown!

PHOTOS: Donald J. Trump. (Photo: Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons.) He’s President of the United States, you know! Below: Hillary Clinton (Wikimedia Commons), who won the vote but lost the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who promised to fix Canada’s electoral system, and didn’t. Today is the first anniversary of the ...

Montreal Simon: The Sad Rise and Fall of the Con Dickhead Pierre Poilievre

For weeks Pierre Poilievre has been enjoying his moment in the spotlight again, attacking the Liberals as only the man known as Pee Wee or Dickhead can.While our shabby Con media licked and sucked him like a lollipop.And he must have felt like he was back in the good old days… But then on Friday ...

Montreal Simon: The Day Andrew Scheer Revealed His Inner Monster

Let nobody say I didn't warn them that Andrew Scheer is a dangerous religious fanatic.For I've been trying to drive home that simple point for months.Trying to warn Canadians that Scheer is a such a religious extremist that he is quite capable of tearing this country apart.Or do anything to try to smear Justin Trudeau.And ...

Montreal Simon: Will the Turkey Senate Delay the Legalization of Marijuana?

As you may know I lost my respect for the Senate long ago, during the days when Stephen Harper ruled the roost.And those stuffed turkeys couldn't kiss his ass enough.And although Justin Trudeau allowed them to become independent, they're still gobbling like crazy.And the ghosts of Harper past still haunt the place.Read more »

Montreal Simon: How Jason Kenney Will Help Re-Elect Justin Trudeau

The other day I looked at what might happen if or when the bigot bully Jason Kenney becomes Premier of Alberta.And I warned that by blockading B.C., and declaring war on the Liberal government, he could end up ripping this country apart.But while some like Susan Delacourt are predicting that Kenney is going to be ...

Montreal Simon: Why The Con Media Failed To Bring Down Justin Trudeau

It was one of the most disgusting political spectacles I have ever witnessed. A bully show if ever there was one.The ratty con media ganging up on Justin Trudeau and demanding that he serve the decent Bill Morneau on a bun, with a big piece of cheeseTo the great joy of Andrew Scheer and his grubby ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney as the new face of Conservatism in Alberta

When the Legislative Assembly resumes for its fall sitting on Monday, there will be a new seating plan. A new Official Opposition United Conservative Caucus made up of twenty-two former Wildrose MLAs and six former Progressive Conservative MLAs will make its debut. Richard Starke of Vermilion-Lloydminster will continue to sit as a lone PC MLA ...

Montreal Simon: The Day Stephen Harper Betrayed His Own Country

We always knew Stephen Harper was a miserable coward, who at the first sign of danger ran for the nearest closet. We always knew that he hated Canada, and its values.And that he once called this country "a northern European welfare state in the worst sense of the term."But this is the absolute limit.Read more »

Alberta Politics: Trailing UCP candidates knuckle under after brief rebellion over evasion of voting limits on home computers

PHOTOS: Shhhh! UCP voting in progress! (Photo: Wikimedia Commons.) Below: UCP leadership frontrunner Jason Kenney, and, like deer caught in the headlights, challengers Doug Schweitzer and Brian Jean. Former Wildrose leader Brian Jean must rue the day he ever agreed to take part in a leadership “contest” with Jason Kenney, late of both Conservative prime ...

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer’s Sad and Disappointing Saguenay Adventure

Oh no. Poor Andrew Scheer must have been so disappointed. I'm sure he had high hopes of winning yesterday's by-election in the Saguenay.Especially after asking the Madonna at Cap Trinité for some divine intervention.But sadly for that creepy religious fanatic, she wasn't interested.And neither were the voters.Read more »

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Yves Engler discusses how Justin Trudeau is now the face of the exploitation of poor countries and workers by the Canadian mining industry. And Penny Collenette writes that governments and business should both bear responsibility for human rights – though it’s worth being skeptical of her use ...

A Different Point of View....: Journalists, MPs are missing the real Bill Morneau scandal

The so-called “Morneau Scandal” has been a farce in many ways, with mainstream media failing to recognize the real scandal plaguing the government’s financial control system. First, the tempest in a teapot. While he wasn’t legally required to do so, Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the mistake of not putting his financial holdings, which may ...