PostArctica: Today on Mount Royal

Unusually mild for today’s date and with a lot of snow and ice on ground level that makes for some perfect fog, especially as you go higher on Mount Royal. How foggy was it? That is Beaver Lake straight ahead. It was quite surreal up there, you could hear people talking on the roads before ...

wRanter.com: A national icon takes his leave

One of the questions I posed in this space a few weeks ago was: who will be the next big-name Jewish MP? With apologies to Joe Oliver, Canada’s first Jewish federal finance minister, what I may subconsciously have been asking is who will be the next Irwin Cotler, now that the 75-year-old Mount Royal Liberal ...

wRanter.com: Who will be the next big-name Jewish MP?

Last week, we examined four “Jewish” battleground ridings, including two – York Centre in Toronto and Mount Royal in Montreal – where, one way or another, a Jewish candidate is likely to win. This week, we look at Jews running for all four major parties across the country. Jews have served in the House of ...

wRanter.com: Four ‘Jewish’ battleground ridings to watch

It’s no secret that Jewish voters have apparently shifted from being largely supportive of the Liberal party to heartily supporting the Conservatives in what seems like majority numbers, due largely to the party’s full-throated support for Israel under Prime Minister Stephen Harper (and to a much lesser degree its commitment to security for religious institutions). ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Building a replacement school in Greater Highlands?

TweetWhen was the last time we talked about opening a new school in the urban core, rather than closing one down? Packed into the gym of the hundred year-old Highlands Junior High School, hundreds of school and community members heard about plans to replace three already existing schools with a brand new Kindergarden to Grade ...

Susan on the Soapbox: The Smith vs Mason Debate: An Enlightening Evening

“Tonight we will witness a debate of Epic Proportions!  “In the Right Corner, the Freedom Fighter—Danielle Smith!!!  In the Left Corner, the Protector of the People—Brian Mason!!!”  Mount Royal University was hosting the ninth and final debate between Wildrose leader, Danielle Smith, and NDP leader, Brian Mason.  We expected to see sinewy kickboxers pouncing on ...

Bye Bye Saulie!

Saulie Zajdel, former Harpercon candidate who ran against Irwin Cotler in Mount-Royal and up until today,  James Moore’s “employee” has left under the same cloak of secrecy he was hired under.  Yep, ol’ Saulie resigned his post as Irwin Cotler’s shadow. “I’m no longer working for the federal government,” Zajdel said in a . . ...

Politics Canada: Why Harper’s obsessed with winning Mount Royal

Harper is an unusual man, could easily be the “quiet neighbour who always kept to himself”.  Unusual because of his absolute obsession with destroying the Liberal Party of Canada and satisfying himself, it seems, solely with pure vengeance.  Holding onto power and vengeance are the key motivators of his regime, look at his crime bill ...

The Equivocator: Why Nobody Believes the Conservative Talking Points on the RoboCon Scandal.

Mere days ago the Conservative Party finally admitted their guilt in the “In & Out” election fraud scandal (remember that the Conservative Party headquarters was raided by the RCMP.) Months ago, the Conservative Party admitted that they paid to make phone calls in Mount Royal (saying Irwin Cotler was going to resign, which is a ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Holy Mountain — Mohand the Jogger

I visit Montreal often. The city seems to have a special hold on me and I feel compelled to spend weeks on end there for no particular reason aside from an urge just to be there. While I’m there, my time is usually spent exploring its streets, soaking up as much of the city as ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Holy Mountain — Mohand the Jogger

I visit Montreal often. The city seems to have a special hold on me and I feel compelled to spend weeks on end there for no particular reason aside from an urge just to be there. While I’m there, my time is usually spent exploring its streets, soaking up as much of the city as ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Holy Mountain — Mohand the Jogger

I visit Montreal often. The city seems to have a special hold on me and I feel compelled to spend weeks on end there for no particular reason aside from an urge just to be there. While I’m there, my time is usually spent exploring its streets, soaking up as much of the city as ...