Pop The Stack: Liberals Need to Stand Out and Stand Up

Gordon Gibson has a nice piece today in the Globe and Mail today on how the Liberals can differentiate themselves in the next election and help the country with a big problem at the same time.  It turns out, Gordon agrees with me, that Electoral Reform is the safest and most exciting issue for the ...

Pop The Stack: Today, we stand for democracy.

Throughout our land today, we raise our voices for democracy. We march in peaceful protest to send a message to you who claim to lead us, be you blue, red or orange. The message: This shall not stand. We raise our voices today to remind you that you serve at our leisure, not your own, ...

Thus Prate the Pundit » Social Critique: Angus Asks for Answers to ACTA Secrets

Charlie Angus (NDP) penned an open letter1 (.doc) (26 January 2010) to Peter Van Loan (Conservative Minister of International Trade) regarding the ongoing secretive ACTA negotiations and Canadian copyright issues. Considering the ACTA negotiations have occurred largely in secret but collide head-on with copyright issues widely discussed over the last few years, it’s reasonable to expect a clear and complete response ...

Pop The Stack: Out with the Guns, In with the Green

I’ve been putting off this article for a week or so, and its been piling up links, so here’s some unsolicited advice from me to the leaders of her majesty’s loyal opposition, both Mr. Ignatieff and Mr. Layton.  Start opposing with something Canadians actually want, not what the media punditocrocy and ‘common wisdom’ tell you. ...

The Wheatsheaf: Good morning

I am headed towards a downward spiral. I don’t when, or how, or what it will entail, but there is simply too much good news for a Monday morning. The only means to restore balance, is for something to fall a part. The Riders are off to the Grey Cup! Their decisive victory over Henry ...

The Wheatsheaf: Partisan to the bone

Thanks to Jane Taber and CTV, Joe Cressy is out of the closet. Yep – he is an environmentalist. I am sure God will spite him for the way he chooses to live his life. With every protest his Marley chain, partially sunk in the boiling tar sands of hell, is getting longer and longer. ...

Thus Prate the Pundit » Social Critique: Unravelling Dion’s Political Strategy

Though my attention is tuned to our federal election, this post doesn’t continue the IP political issues I wrote detailing a stance against certain sorts of “intellectual property” regulation (NDP seems to address it best, though Dion provided a reasonable response to my letter). I’ll go on a tangent today: Stéphane Dion’s campaign strategy is ...