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Politics and its Discontents: May This Day Never Come

I pray we never get to the day when scenes like the following become so commonplace that we regard them with only the passing interest we might today express in a rocket launch, and not the shock, awe and humbling that they undoubtedly merit:Recommend … . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: May This Day Never Come

Northern Reflections: Brain Damaged

 The Harperites have never liked the courts or judges. Michael Harris writes:Remember Stephen Harper’s attack on Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin — the one that had her squirmin’ in her ermine? And then there was Dean De… . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Brain Damaged

Dead Wild Roses: Societal Priorities – Gun Control

Something might be slightly askew with the American political process.Filed under: Culture Tagged: funny-sad, gun control . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Societal Priorities – Gun Control

Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney’s Obscene Brexit Celebration

As you know I've been complaining about how Jason Kenney seems to be everywhere these days. The MSM just can't get enough of him.One moment he's on his burro preparing to head to Alberta to try to unite the right, and evict the NDP commies… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney’s Obscene Brexit Celebration

Montreal Simon: The Brexit Referendum and the Independence of Scotland

I knew the LEAVE side was going to win the Brexit referendum hours before the polls closed.When I heard that the poor who live in the Britain's rundown Council estates were turning out to vote in massive numbers.And the reason I did is because if y… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Brexit Referendum and the Independence of Scotland

The Canadian Progressive: Brexit vote fundamentally undermines Britain and the EU

By voting for Brexit, the UK has “opted for a form of ritual suicide, but one which will destroy others in its wake, fundamentally undermining the EU, the most progressive political project in history.” The post Brexit vote fundamentally undermines Bri… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Brexit vote fundamentally undermines Britain and the EU

Accidental Deliberations: Musical interlude

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Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Incredibly Idiot Day in Scotland

In one of my last posts I tried to explain why most Scots hate Donald Trump so much.And why so many are planning to protest his visit. And now that he has arrived in that country, there was more evidence that Trump just doesn't get it.And why h… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Incredibly Idiot Day in Scotland

The Decarie Report: June 24:Brexit – What we don’t know…

We commonly speak of people as being semitic or anti-semitic. And we’re usually wrong because semite does not mean Jewish. It refers to people who speak a number of similar lanuages called semitic.  It can include Jews. It also includes Palestinia… . . . → Read More: The Decarie Report: June 24:Brexit – What we don’t know…

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Bogus Brokerage Bull, and Other Online Obstructions

“by keeping that purchase threshold at $20 instead of giving Canadian shoppers a break and raising it to $80, Ottawa spends about $166 million to collect $39 million in additional taxes and duties.” Here’s something the Industry Minister should fix this year. Especially in light of the Liberals’ support of the TPP, why are they […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Bogus Brokerage Bull, and Other Online Obstructions

Michal Rozworski: What is done: quick thoughts on Brexit

What is done is done regardless of where you were on the referendum—or like most of us, outside the UK. The two questions that grab me now are what lessons can be learned and how to salvage the moment for an anti-racist, anti-austerity coalition. Instead I’ve seen too many tears shed for the EU, which […] . . . → Read More: Michal Rozworski: What is done: quick thoughts on Brexit

The Disaffected Lib: Scotland Reacts

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced there’ll be a second independence referendum in the wake of yesterday’s Brexit vote. . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Scotland Reacts

The Disaffected Lib: Deep Breaths. The World Didn’t End – Not Yet.

If there was ever a time to revive the iconic 1939 poster it just could be now. Then, Britain faced Hitler, the Nazi horde and six sometimes terrifying years of world war. Now, Britain faces Brexit. That should lend a bit of perspective.The simple fact… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Deep Breaths. The World Didn’t End – Not Yet.

DeSmogBlog: Unimpeded Rivers Crucial as Climate Changes: New Study

Gravel-bed rivers and their floodplains are the lifeblood of ecosystems and need to be allowed to run and flood unimpeded if species are to be protected and communities are to cope with climate change, a ground-breaking scientific study has found. Th… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Unimpeded Rivers Crucial as Climate Changes: New Study

Warren Kinsella: Adler-Kinsella Show: in which we don’t discuss Brexit, because we didn’t think it would happen

…but we talked about Chretien and other things. There are some surprises in here, if you care to listen. . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Adler-Kinsella Show: in which we don’t discuss Brexit, because we didn’t think it would happen

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week.- In the wake of yesterday’s Brexit vote, David Dayen points out how the failure of technocratic policy left many voters believing they had nothing to lose in abandoning the European Union. Dawn Foster highlights the r… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Morton's Musings: Supreme Court holds tribunal finding is entitled to deference

British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal) v. Fraser Health Authority, 2016 SCC 25:The standard of review applicable to a tribunal’s original decision requires curial deference, absent a finding of fact or law that is patently u… . . . → Read More: Morton’s Musings: Supreme Court holds tribunal finding is entitled to deference

kirbycairo: Britex implications. . . .

Watching England vote to leave the European Union is a strange experience. It is one of those events which leave you dazed and confused but which may, a few years from now, prove to have huge implications of the future of Europe and the world in genera… . . . → Read More: kirbycairo: Britex implications. . . .

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Friday June 24, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jun 24, 2016 at 6:55am PDTCan an employer lawfully terminate an exceptional employee who has ha… . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

A Canadian Lefty in Occupied Land: Review: A Labour of Liberation

[Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay. A Labour of Liberation. Regina, SK: Changing Suns Press, 2016.] This is the first book that I’ve read from Changing Suns Press, a new independent publisher with anti-authoritarian politics based in Regina, Saskatchewan. When… . . . → Read More: A Canadian Lefty in Occupied Land: Review: A Labour of Liberation

Half an Hour: Brexit

One day a new political party will form in Canada – let’s call it the Union party – pledging to put the country to a referendum on whether to join the United States.It’s something we’ve been pulled toward for years, with the free trade agreement, NAFTA… . . . → Read More: Half an Hour: Brexit

Warren Kinsella: This isn’t a rock video, it’s a documentary

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Politics and its Discontents: Our Unfathomable Equanimity

While the world convulses and gyrates over the results of the Brexit vote, I can’t help but wonder why not even a scintilla of that passion can be brought to a much greater threat to our collective well-being: climate change. Star reader Judith Deutsch… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Our Unfathomable Equanimity

Babel-on-the-Bay: On curiously confused commentary.

Not being a regular reader of the right-wing National Post, we are not as familiar with commentator John Ivison. He appears to be a believer in conspiracy theories. In his commentary of June 22, he wrote of Linking pipelines to planes and CO2. According to Mr. Ivison, it all appears to be a dastardly Liberal […] . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: On curiously confused commentary.

Montreal Simon: The Con Media and the Cult of Jason Kenney

As you may remember, when I last dropped in on the ghastly Con Jason Kenney he was busy consulting his shiny crystal ball.And trying to decide whether to run for the leadership of the Harper Party, or leave Ottawa and try to unite the right in Alberta… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Media and the Cult of Jason Kenney