Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2017 Candidate Profile: Pat Stogran

The latest putative entrant in the leadership race is Pat Stogran – well-known for challenging the Harper Cons’ callous treatment of veterans in his role as veterans’ ombudsman. So how does Stogran fit into a field of current MPs and longtime activists, particularly when his own goal is largely to raise issues? Strengths The primary ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Jim Hightower argues that there’s no reason the U.S. can’t develop an economic model which leads to shared prosperity – and the ideas are no less relevant in Canada: Take On Wall Street is both the name and the feisty attitude of a nationwide campaign that a coalition ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Jim Hightower argues that there’s no reason the U.S. can’t develop an economic model which leads to shared prosperity – and the ideas are no less relevant in Canada: Take On Wall Street is both the name and the feisty attitude of a nationwide campaign that a coalition ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Cenotaphs and Veterans #nlpoli

The Town of Placentia has a new cenotaph. Here’s how the Southern Gazette writer described the new monument:  “The Cenotaph is a tribute to those from all the current and former communities of Placentia Bay who served in the First World War, Second World War, Korean War and peacekeeping missions.” Tribute is nice. And it is ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Cenotaphs and Veterans #nlpoli

The Town of Placentia has a new cenotaph. Here’s how the Southern Gazette writer described the new monument:  “The Cenotaph is a tribute to those from all the current and former communities of Placentia Bay who served in the First World War, Second World War, Korean War and peacekeeping missions.” Tribute is nice. And it is ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Andrew Jackson discusses a few of the choices the Trudeau Libs need to get right in order to actually set Canada on a more progressive fiscal path: Progressives who worry about growing income inequality will note two key features of the new government’s tax plans. First, the plan ...

Left Over: Justin Case You Forgot the Seniors…

Justin Trudeau answers B.C. voter’s widely shared Facebook letter Casandra Effe wrote to Trudeau with top 10 things she hopes he’ll do as future PM CBC News Posted: Oct 24, 2015 10:50 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 24, 2015 11:17 AM ET http://www.liberal.ca/realchange/   I went to the site, very pretty, very vague..when I typed ...

Left Over: Justin Case You Forgot the Seniors…

Justin Trudeau answers B.C. voter’s widely shared Facebook letter Casandra Effe wrote to Trudeau with top 10 things she hopes he’ll do as future PM CBC News Posted: Oct 24, 2015 10:50 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 24, 2015 11:17 AM ET http://www.liberal.ca/realchange/   I went to the site, very pretty, very vague..when I typed ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Thomas Walkom discusses how Canadian workers are feeling the pain of decades of policy designed to suppress wages – and notes there’s plenty more all parties should be doing to change that reality. And Doug Saunders points out what we should want our next federal government to pursue ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Michael Hurley and Sam Gindin discuss the need for workers to organize to reverse the trend of precarious work, while the Star recognizes that the work is already well underway. PressProgress highlights the benefits of joining a union, while Tom Sandborn offers a to-do list for people ...

Alberta Politics: ‘Event logisticians’? Give us a break! They’re bouncers! What’s that tell you about the Tories?

PHOTOS: Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets a group of foreign event logistics consultants while travelling abroad (Government of Canada photo). Below: Pierre Trudeau does suppressed fury the right way; Mr. Harper does it with considerably less appeal. Clearly, the continuing uproar about Stephen Harper’s “event logistics team members” tells us something fundamental about the increasingly ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The Most Powerful Symbol You Will See This Election

I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind. John ...

ParliamANT Hill: Terrorism suspects ‘probably’ on RCMP’s list, public safety minister says

Satire inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/steven-blaney-says-arrests-of-terrorism-suspects-reinforce-how-secure-we-can-feel-1.2900419

ParliamANT Hill: Terrorism suspects ‘probably’ on RCMP’s list, public safety minister says

Satire inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/steven-blaney-says-arrests-of-terrorism-suspects-reinforce-how-secure-we-can-feel-1.2900419

ParliamANT Hill: Terrorism suspects ‘probably’ on RCMP’s list, public safety minister says

Satire inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/steven-blaney-says-arrests-of-terrorism-suspects-reinforce-how-secure-we-can-feel-1.2900419

ParliamANT Hill: New VeterAnts Affairs minister cuts off veterAnts’ advocates from advisory role

Satire inspired by this headline: http://www.hilltimes.com/news/news/2015/01/12/new-veterans-affairs-minister-cuts-off-veterans-advocates-from-advisory-role-blais/40679

ParliamANT Hill: New VeterAnts Affairs minister cuts off veterAnts’ advocates from advisory role

Satire inspired by this headline: http://www.hilltimes.com/news/news/2015/01/12/new-veterans-affairs-minister-cuts-off-veterans-advocates-from-advisory-role-blais/40679

ParliamANT Hill: New VeterAnts Affairs minister cuts off veterAnts’ advocates from advisory role

Satire inspired by this headline: http://www.hilltimes.com/news/news/2015/01/12/new-veterans-affairs-minister-cuts-off-veterans-advocates-from-advisory-role-blais/40679

The Progressive Right: Canada’s Veterans Still Need Protection from Conservatives ( #cdnpoli )

Canada’s veterans rejoiced when Julian Fantino was finally booted from Veterans Affairs on January 5. Mr. Fantino was replaced by Durham Conservative MP, Erin O’Toole. Ostensibly, a sound pick – a former RCAF officer. Someone with such a background, you’d think would bring a sympathetic ear to what veterans need. You would be forgiven if ...

The Progressive Right: Canada’s Veterans Still Need Protection from Conservatives ( #cdnpoli )

Canada’s veterans rejoiced when Julian Fantino was finally booted from Veterans Affairs on January 5. Mr. Fantino was replaced by Durham Conservative MP, Erin O’Toole. Ostensibly, a sound pick – a former RCAF officer. Someone with such a background, you’d think would bring a sympathetic ear to what veterans need. You would be forgiven if ...

The Progressive Right: Canada’s Veterans Still Need Protection from Conservatives ( #cdnpoli )

Canada’s veterans rejoiced when Julian Fantino was finally booted from Veterans Affairs on January 5. Mr. Fantino was replaced by Durham Conservative MP, Erin O’Toole. Ostensibly, a sound pick – a former RCAF officer. Someone with such a background, you’d think would bring a sympathetic ear to what veterans need. You would be forgiven if ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Stephen Burgen reports on Thomas Piketty’s view that it’s long past time for voters to have anti-austerity options where none existed in the past. And along similar lines, Murray Dobbin sets out the stark choice facing Canadians: Canadians will have to continue to watch their Scandinavian neighbours use ...

ParliamANT Hill: JuliAnt F’Antino out as veterAnts affairs minister

Satire inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/julian-fantino-out-as-veterans-affairs-minister-1.2889977

ParliamANT Hill: JuliAnt F’Antino out as veterAnts affairs minister

Satire inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/julian-fantino-out-as-veterans-affairs-minister-1.2889977

ParliamANT Hill: JuliAnt F’Antino out as veterAnts affairs minister

Satire inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/julian-fantino-out-as-veterans-affairs-minister-1.2889977