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Accidental Deliberations: Musical interlude

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DeSmogBlog: Trudeau Just Broke His Promise to Canada’s First Nations

Justin Trudeau’s government has quietly issued its first batch of permits for the Site C dam — allowing construction to move forward on the $8.8 billion BC Hydro project despite ongoing legal challenges by two First Nations. The federal-provincia… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Trudeau Just Broke His Promise to Canada’s First Nations

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Government charges (finally) laid in Lemon Creek jet fuel spill – thanks to private prosecution

Friday, July 29, 2016 In 2013 a jet fuel truck operated by Executive Flight Centre, and servicing … . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Government charges (finally) laid in Lemon Creek jet fuel spill – thanks to private prosecution

Cowichan Conversations: B.C. terrorism convictions overturned as judge rules pair were entrapped

In this case B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Bruce was not buying in and denounced the RCMP. She said police went too far, using trickery and subterfuge to manipulate the pair. It is refreshing Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: B.C. terrorism convictions overturned as judge rules pair were entrapped

Scripturient: Whatever became of that angry mob?

Last term, council was presented with an angry, 14-page screed from the “Friends of Central Park” (aka “Build the YMCA a Taj Mahal at Taxpayers’ Expense,” later called Better Together Collingwood…yes, you know who… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Whatever became of that angry mob?

Morton's Musings: Supreme Court restates Circumstantial Evidence Rule

R. v. Villaroman, 2016 SCC 33:No particular form of instruction to the jury is required where the evidence on one or more elements of the offence is entirely or primarily circumstantial. However, where proof of one or more elements of the off… . . . → Read More: Morton’s Musings: Supreme Court restates Circumstantial Evidence Rule

Warren Kinsella: I’m with her, but not so much that speech

Hillary had some tough acts to follow – the Obamas, Bill, Joe. The pressure was on.  I looked at the speech as a speechwriter does. That’s how I started off in politics, after all. Writing speeches for Jean Chretien. Here’s the good: Her visuals were amazing – I don’t think she is capable of taking […] . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: I’m with her, but not so much that speech

Politics and its Discontents: A Skating Party For Forcillo

What many of us feared has happened. James Forcillo has been granted bail:Justice Eileen Gillese’s decision was released to counsel by email this morning.“The Appellant’s release, pending the determination of his appeal, poses no risk to the publ… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Skating Party For Forcillo

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week.- Bjarke Skærlund Risager interviews David Harvey about the history and effect of neoliberalism: I’ve always treated neoliberalism as a political project carried out by the corporate capitalist class as they felt i… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Warren Kinsella: Adler-Kinsella Show: DNC in Philly last day!

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Parchment in the Fire: IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro and apologises for the immolation of Greece

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/07/28/imf-admits-disastrous-love-affair-with-euro-apologises-for-the-i/Filed under: Uncategorized . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro and apologises for the immolation of Greece

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Business Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Friday July 29, 2016. Today we are talking about Business Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jul 29, 2016 at 6:26am PDTBy incorporating your company, you will reduce the possibility that the… . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Business Law

Babel-on-the-Bay: The Road to November.

Last year Canadians were appalled at the beginning of August when they realized they were faced with a two and a half-month federal election campaign. Americans are faced with more than three months. They know they have a great deal to achieve in that limited time. The biggest challenge for the major candidates is pacing. […] . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: The Road to November.

Northern Reflections: The Meaning Of "Growth"

Economists are obsessed with growth. Unfortunately, Jim Stanford writes, they define the term much too narrowly — because they assume that good growth is inextricably linked to profit. Progressives should be fighting this idea. Growth means much more … . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: The Meaning Of "Growth"

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Monteverdi Lament della Ninfa

I especially love the second movement.   Lamento della ninfa is the 18th piece from Monteverdi’s eighth book of madrigals (Madrigali guerrieri ed amorosi, 1638). The three male voices narrate the story and offer empathy to the nymph while she is lamenting over her abandonment. This movement of the madrigal is a beautiful example for […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Monteverdi Lament della Ninfa

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Unhappy Gang #nlpoli

The provincial cabinet ended a “retreat” at The Rooms by holding a news conference on Thursday using as a backdrop posters commemorating the slaughter of the Newfoundland regiment at Beaumont Hamel a century ago.Not exactly the kind of image you want t… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Unhappy Gang #nlpoli

Montreal Simon: Sammy Yatim and the Day of Justice

It's been three years and one day since 18-year-old Sammy Yatim was shot to death on a Toronto streetcar by police officer James Forcillo.But yesterday his killer was finally sentenced.A Toronto police officer who gunned down a troubled teen on an… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Sammy Yatim and the Day of Justice

Alberta Politics: New York Times coverage of Russian hacking deserves another Pulitzer – for fiction!

PHOTOS: Russian President Vladimir V. Putin, who the New York Times blames for everything. (Photo from Kremlin.ru.) Below: Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary R. Clinton; former Nixon speechwriter Patrick J. Buchanan; Republican Party presi… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: New York Times coverage of Russian hacking deserves another Pulitzer – for fiction!

DeSmogBlog: New Public Interest Law Office to Fight B.C.’s Biggest Environmental Battles

There just aren’t enough lawyers in B.C. to fight all the environmental battles First Nations, individuals and groups face on a regular basis in the province, according to University of Victoria lawyer Chris Tollefson. As a solution, Tollefson, the… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: New Public Interest Law Office to Fight B.C.’s Biggest Environmental Battles

DeSmogBlog: B.C. Faces Lawsuit Over Rushed Site C Permits

The B.C. government is being taken to court for giving BC Hydro permission to move amphibian species along the banks of the Peace River during construction of the Site C dam. The legal challenge, recently filed by Josette Weir and Sierra Club BC, ask… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: B.C. Faces Lawsuit Over Rushed Site C Permits

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: On Time and On Budget

There’s a cliche around the City of Regina the last while. Politicians will say a project is “on time and on budget”, but fail to point out that the initial estimates for the budget and time it’s expected to be completed, are amended as the project goes along. Get support for the project by low-balling […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: On Time and On Budget

Environmental Law Alert Blog: #LovetheGreatBearSea: Put laws in place to protect it

Thursday, July 28, 2016 Earlier this year the BC government approved the Great Bear Rainforest Lan… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: #LovetheGreatBearSea: Put laws in place to protect it

Warren Kinsella: Adler-Kinsella Show: DNC Day Three!

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Warren Kinsella: I have the best MP in Canada

Here’s why. He’s young enough to be my kid, and he looks even younger than that. But this guy is going places, and I (and others) aim to help him get there. THIS IS THE JOB, MPs. P.S. He’s totally, totally wrong on BDS, of course. But I love that he’s not afraid to be […] . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: I have the best MP in Canada

Warren Kinsella: The only way to silence Comrade Trump

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