CuriosityCat: The Biggest Wedge Issue in the 2015 Canadian election campaign

When Canadians reflect on the success of the Liberal Party in gaining power in the October 19 election, many will not know how important one issue was in gaining that victory. Nor will many Canadians know who was the mastermind behind that winning issue. Thanks to one of the masterful journalists who write in Macleans, ...

A Different Point of View....: WILL THE REAL GWYN MORGAN PLEASE STAND UP!

I have written this piece in an attempt to evaluate the actual contribution to society of a prominent Canadian who espouses extreme right-wing views. I feel it is important, from time to time, to compare actual performance to stated principles. If you find this critique of interest, please send the link to others.   Nick One ...

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Public Interest Alberta takes a closer look at that province’s rhetoric about taxes, and finds that in fact most Albertans pay more income tax than they would under the more fair and progressive systems applied in other province: “Albertans who believe the myth that we pay the lowest ...

An individual with opinions.: Jesse Brown gets it.

He’s a quote from him, on The Agenda regarding the Wentegate. “It’s not Darn Trends. It’s not Darn Internet [that caused Wente’s plagiarism]. We’re talking about a specific thing here…. It’s not so much the  [Wente] response, but is the Globe [and Mail] okay? And this brings up questions about the Globe that needs to ...

An individual with opinions.: Jesse Brown gets it.

He’s a quote from him, on The Agenda regarding the Wentegate. “It’s not Darn Trends. It’s not Darn Internet [that caused Wente’s plagiarism]. We’re talking about a specific thing here…. It’s not so much the  [Wente] response, but is the Globe [and Mail] okay? And this brings up questions about the Globe that needs to ...

Macleans + royals in Alberta = Conservative symbolism gone mad

I say Kate, don’t you feel a right fool? It’s no accident that your dentist’s favourite (and only) news weekly features a couple of vacuous Brits on its year-end cover, decked out in cowboy hats and blue jeans, replete with buckles and boots. You got your Conservative symbolism in all its glory without apology. Says ...

If the shoe fits. Andrew Coyne back at National Post.

When I read a tweet from @AZerbisias just now with this bit of journalistic news, I thought ahah, Coyne didn’t go to a progressive news outlet – that proves he’s a Conservative hack. Then I was reminded of other few journos whom I have respect – Kady O’Malley for one – who sing Coyne’s praises as ...

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 ...

A Different Point of View....: Occupy Canada movement remains unscathed following phoney attack by MACLEAN’S

The right-wing Canadian media establishment unleashed one of its loudest barking dogs this week as MACLEAN’S Andrew Coyne tried to tear a strip off the Occupy Wall Street movement in Canada. Coyne’s cover story acknowledged that anyone living in the United States would have “good reason to be ticked” because of the wide range of ...

Carbon49 - a blog on sustainability for Canadian businesses: Canadian Companies Show Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility

Canadian companies such as Talisman Energy are showing leadership in corporate social responsibility on the global stage. In a globalized world, it is important for companies that are operating in other countries or those seeking to establish international subsidiaries to act responsibly and furnish reports to prove the credibility. It was 7 pm on August ...

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Afternoon Links

Assorted content to end your day. – Leftdog points out that the Wall government’s regressive ideology is doing exactly what it usually does – resulting in workers losing ground as a result of stagnant wages and skyrocketing costs even as billions of dollars get funnelled to big business in the name of “growth”. – Meanwhile, ...

Predictability

A quote from Maclean’s, about six weeks ago: “Jack Layton’s biggest management problem when the House of Commons reconvenes may well be the newly elected MP from St. John’s South-Mount Pearl.” Ya don’t say…

Straight Outta Edmonton: Comparing Responses to the MacLean’s ‘Too Asian’ Article: UVic and UBC

Naturally, MacLean’s ‘Too Asian’ article caused a stir across Canadian campuses (in response, MacLean’s has changed the name of the article and qualified some of its points). However, it’s interesting to examine the different reactions. For example, while the University of Victoria Students’ Society banned MacLean’s from its stores (only 6 ‘Too Asian’ editions were ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Comparing Responses to the MacLean’s ‘Too Asian’ Article: UVic and UBC

Naturally, MacLean’s ‘Too Asian’ article caused a stir across Canadian campuses (in response, MacLean’s has changed the name of the article and qualified some of its points). However, it’s interesting to examine the different reactions. For example, while the University of Victoria Students’ Society banned MacLean’s from its stores (only 6 ‘Too Asian’ editions were ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Comparing Responses to the MacLean’s ‘Too Asian’ Article: UVic and UBC

Naturally, MacLean’s ‘Too Asian’ article caused a stir across Canadian campuses (in response, MacLean’s has changed the name of the article and qualified some of its points). However, it’s interesting to examine the different reactions. For example, while the University of Victoria Students’ Society banned MacLean’s from its stores (only 6 ‘Too Asian’ editions were ...