We saw this tactic months ago when Candice Hoeppner tried to kill the long-gun registry through her “private member’s bill.” Since it worked so well, Harper is going to try it again. This time, with the Canadian Wheat Board. Bruce Stanton, MP for Simcoe North in southern Ontario, introduced aContinue reading
At this point, the NDP has had more than a few positions on supporting the Tory budget. While Liberals have been clear that hard working Canadian families deserve a hard working government that invests in the social services they need to put ground und…Continue reading
Today’s Winnipeg Free Press continued to follow the latest insanity rising from the Bloc Quebecois. Sidenote: Someone should pass a memo to Gilles reminding him that he represents the majority of Quebecois about as much as Harper represents the rest of Canada (38.1% and 37.6% respectively). My favourite part ofContinue reading
I was waiting for this. Granted, it came much sooner then I planned, but it came. Iggy has once again given his ultimatum to the Conservatives, saying that they will vote against their budget if it contains another corporate tax cut. You’d think that I…Continue reading
Ding dong the bitch is gone! I always liked BC NDP Leader Carole James’ resume. I liked her less than I liked her resume. She sounded like exactly the kind of person we would want as Premier. But that was the problem too–she’s trying to be someone. Carole JamesContinue reading
Reading the grains at the bottom of our grande pumpkin spice latter foretells the possibilities – Canada needs more Starbucks. While my consumer preference tends to towards Bridgehead, ThreeHundredEight.com indicates that in order to get some real representation in Saskatchewan requires more Starbucks. The Cons will want to contrast thisContinue reading
The Conservative Government has finally unveiled the plan for our troops in Afghanistan, and surprise, surprise… we aren’t going anywhere.
Canadian troops will no longer be used in active combat roles after 2011, rather the 950 troops will take on a…Continue reading
Elizabeth May’s cartoon double (that looks like Sarah Palin) was on my blog show tonight answering questions about the Green Party of Canada and her leadership. This is my first video effort and I’m only using the free online version of the software. It has limitations. Enjoy the video. Booya!Continue reading
Need I really add more? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 FOUR DECADES AFTER ROYAL COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN REPORT – WHAT DO WE HAVE TO SHOW FOR IT? OTTAWA – Today marks the 40th Anniversary of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women Report, which was groundbreaking for women’s equality in […]Continue reading
Conservatives, and many other Canadians, are upset about Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff’s decision to force his MPs to save the gun registry, but Liberal MP Scott Simms really put it in perspective today.
Simms was one of the eight Liberal MPs that …Continue reading
Whooee! Well, friends an’ foes, a coupla days ago, I posted up a blog story on how I’d written to a buncha NDP MPs an’ to Jack Layton, too, tellin’ ’em they need to vote to keep the gun registry if they want a hope in hell of fixin’ it. The comments se…Continue reading
Jack Layton has his own views on politics like anyone else, and sure perhaps his opinion is regarded a little more than the average person, but he is the leader of the NDP so it makes sense. As the leader of one of the major political parties in Canada…Continue reading
You should read this interesting article at Macleans by Peter C Newman on the trials of the Liberal leader this summer. It sounds like Iggy really has come a long way in understanding Canadian politics, good for him. (Of course, if they’d picked leader, ahem…Bob Rae…ahem, who already knew all this they could have recovered […]Continue reading
Whooee! Well, friend an’ foes, I just sent an email to a few NDP MPs via an online thingamajig that lets you send it automagically. The online tool has a pre-written letter that you can sign but you can change it or write yer own letter in the space pr…Continue reading
[My original thoughts on the long gun registry, dated in November 2009, are here. I have seen nothing in the past few months that changes my mind one iota.]The Press ReleaseThere was a press release making the rounds yesterday, allegedly released by th…Continue reading
It seems the opposition NDP and Liberals are dancing around each other, both wanting the same result yet shouting at each other about how to get there; and the Conservatives are providing the music they are dancing to. The Liberals support the gun registry in principle, but would introduce legislation if they form government to […]Continue reading
I have tried to avoid righting anything about the gun registry in the interests of non-partisanship, but I feel that now is the time to weigh in on it. My colleague Chad is invited to argue this one with me if he so wishes.
The Firearms Registry was e…Continue reading
Just saw this post about NDP-Liberal Coalitions by Gregory Morrow over on democraticSpace and my comment was getting so long it might as well be a blog post. Greg makes the point that with all this talk of how the NDP and Liberals should form an alliance or coalition before or after the election one […]Continue reading
One of the primary objectives of this series of podcasts, Meet an Alberta Progressive, is to demonstrate that progressives are a diverse group of people with diverse backgrounds, but to help us all to think about where our commonalities might lie.