Vikileaks lights up Twitter with alleged details of Vic "Minister of Family Values" Toews divorce

@vikileaks30 has caught the attention of more than 850 followers since yesterday when details from affidavits of Vic Toew’s divorce began appearing on Twitter. Even the MSM has caught on. The Straight thinks @vikileaks30 is teaching Mr. Toews a lesson in online privacy. Here’s a sample: While this is obviously a blatant invasion of privacy I ...

Blunt Objects: On the Younger Trudeau

I think Justin was just trying to make a rhetorical statement about the direction the government of Stephen Harper, rather than it being a serious statement about thinking Quebec should separate. Moreover, I doubt that he’s alone, not just in Quebec, but across Canada. I mean, hell, how many times did certain conservatives imply the ...

Slap Upside The Head: Ah, Question Period

The subject of Canada’s new trans-unfriendly airport screening regulations was brought up in the House of Commons during question period this week. Check out these videos of Randall Garrison and Dany Morin speaking in support of trans Canadians amidst jeers from the Conservative party, as well as a clip from Liberal MP Justin Trudeau, who demonstrates ...

CalgaryGrit: An update on all the people not running for Liberal leadership

It’s been six months since I last looked in on the field of possible Liberal leadership candidates, and that’s because, well, there’s not much to report. Apart from speculation surrounding the interim leader, there’s been little chatter in the media, on blogs, or in Liberal circles. However, the Liberal Biennial convention may have marked the ...

Blunt Objects: WTF Polling: Trudeau-led LPC would Tie with Cons, NDP?

I heard it mentioned first in this Toronto Star article. It’s apparently a poll done by a firm called Robbins SCE back in December. I remember Robbins doing a series of BC polls late last year (which were removed from Wikipedia due to not being considered a major pollster), but never heard of them outside ...

Leftist Jab: Justin Trudeau Agrees To Get Beaten Up For A Good Cause

Justin Trudeau’s training regimen. On March 31st, 2012, Justin Trudeau will likely be splayed out on a boxing ring, concussed and bleeding, wondering what happened. That’s because he agreed to fight Patrick Brazeau, 37, in an amateur boxing fight. Brazeau is mostly known for being the youngest senator currently serving in the Canadian senate. Trudeau ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Your seasonal anti-social-media message: Have a V**y Me**y Christmas!

Pierre Trudeau: What? Fuddle-Duddle? Below: Justin Trudeau; Pat Martin. O Sir, we quarrel in print… I blame Twitter, one of the first examples of genuinely anti-social media online, for the recent decline in the already debased state of public discourse in Canada. Leastways, Twitter certainly makes it easy to slam off a reproof valiant to ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: On Justin Trudeau

Love the passion, hate the beard.  Like my stylist used to say: you’re gorgeous; you shouldn’t be covering that face with hair.  I went to that guy for years.

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany – pizzachick, chic hotels and Christopher Hitchens…

…I might be going out on a limb here… but I am predicting a green Christmas in Ottawa. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— At the risk of being flamed, I gotta say that I didn’t understand what all the fuss was about after hearing Trudeau call Kent a pizzachick! I don’t know what that means, necessarily… maybe it’s a ...

350 or bust: Canada’s New Climate Buddy: Russia

Canada has been under fire internationally for the Harper government’s recent announcement of its intention to pull out of the only international treaty that attempts to address the climate crisis, the Kyoto Protocol. China, Japan, France, India, and Tuvalu, a small island state at risk from climate change, have all been vocal in their condemnation ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Trudeau’s S-Bomb

As I’m sure everyone knows by now, in parliament yesterday, Liberal MP and Guy Fawkes impersonator Justin Trudeau called Environment Minister Peter Kent a “piece of shit.” Despite being factually accurate, Trudeau subsequently apologized unreservedly to the House for his “decidedly unparliamentary” remark. Speaking on CTV’s “Power Play” later in the day, Trudeau clarified the ...

Northern Reflections: Fuddle Dudde Encore

Justin Trudeau had his fuddle duddle moment yesterday. When Environment Minister Peter Kent responded to Megan Leslie’s criticism of the Conservatives performance at Durban by saying she had no right to criticize the government because she had not been there, Trudeau lost his cool. After all, it has been long standing Canadian practice for opposition ...

bastard.logic: …and Michael Moore is FAT!

Terry Glavin, last True Leftist™ in Canada, finds the late, lamented Kyoto treaty (and environmentalism in general) wanting — and apparently it’s all Al Gore’s fault. No, really: Kyoto could have been an instrument to force technological innovation in the world’s advanced economies in such a way as to clear a path for eventual and meaningful ...

And The Harpercon Hits Just Keep On Coming! Peter Kent: Basically, If I Don’t Know What it Is, It Can’t Be Important

Well, boys ‘n’ girls, we have a science and technology minister in ol’ Gary Goodyear who is a creationist and doesn’t believe in evolution. Ok, not all that surprising, given the gang of Christian evangelicals in our government. Now, it appears that our very own environment minister, Peter Kent, is actually making Rona . . ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Justin Trudeau “Striptease”

The Liberal MP for Papineau strips down to his undershirt (oops! spoiler alert there) at a recent charity fundraising auction. Evidently, some people aren’t impressed… “reason kabillion” why he will never be Liberal leader harrumphs “gritchick” rather inexplicably.

Five of Five: How to Make Rob Anders Look Sane

In addition to being a part-time pollster, Dean Del Mastro is also an amateur bishop.Dean Del Mastro, the parliamentary secretary to the Prime Minister, said on Facebook last month that it was “outrageous” the Catholic school board in Peterborough, Ont. had invited Trudeau to speak for a second time in three years. “If they are looking ...

Scott's DiaTribes: The Dean of Peterborough

My reaction to Dean Del Maestro’s criticism of Justin Trudeau as being a “bad Catholic” isn’t going to be as ticked off as some – maybe because I’m not a Catholic. I’m more amused that Del Maestro has appointed himself as the Pope’s personal morality representative here in Canada on behalf of the Conservative government; ...

CalgaryGrit: In leadership news…

…Justin Trudeau won’t run, but Thomas Mulcair will. So this sets us up for a Mulcair-Topp battle for Stornoway. All early indications are that Topp and Mulcair will play nice with each other, while their supporters mercilessly smear each other in the press. After watching Liberals do this very thing for years, I’d caution against ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Trudeau in Winnipeg

Justin Trudeau was in town yesterday to help launch the provincial election campaign of Dr. Jon Gerrard and his hapless Liberals (that, unfortunately, will most likely be completely obliterated next month). When asked about talk of a merger with the NDP, Trudeau said, “I don’t see how it can happen.” And responding to the rather ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Olivia Chow as Next NDP Leader? Why Not?

On the front page of the Toronto Star yesterday, there was a small headline suggesting that Jack Layton’s widow, Olivia Chow, might be a possibility as the next NDP leader. I think she would be a good choice. She’s urban and chic, and one of the more progressive members of the party. The media claims ...

Impolitical: Martin on Trudeau

This is likely to be one of the top reads today, Lawrence Martin’s column on Justin Trudeau. The leadership rattlings are probably overdone and are, frankly, annoying to read at this point. Peddling leadership driven political games seems so useless right now and low on the list of priorities. New members, policies, repairing the brand, ...

CalgaryGrit: The ever shrinking Liberal shadow

There’s only so much you can read into the critic portfolios assigned to the third party in the house – especially when numbers dictate that everyone gets something. But the Liberal shadow cabinet deserves a bit of attention, if only because it marks Bob Rae’s first significant public decision as interim leader.Among the notables:-Ralph Goodale ...

A BCer in Toronto: Renewing the Liberal Party: Leadership

I’m a Canadian first and foremost, and as a Canadian I’m nervous about what Stephen Harper’s Conservatives will do with majority government. That’s not fear-mongering because to do so would be pointless now; it’s how I honestly feel. But as a Liberal, there is something to be said for having four years, and likely quite ...

Tattered Sleeve: Why I support the Greens but vote otherwise

I am a big Green supporter and believe they have the best platform. Dagnammit, I joined the party and contribute a few bucks to show that I care. But I also live in Quebec (and on the island of Montreal) and my local candidate both:a) is a relative lightweight, and b) has no hope of ...