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Accidental Deliberations: Musical interlude

Massive Attack – Safe From Harm (Rebuilt)

DeSmogBlog: Did Trudeau Race to Approve the LNG Project that Petronas Wants to Sell?

The Trudeau government’s rushed approval of the Petronas-led Pacific Northwest LNG project Tuesday — during sunset at a gated Coast Guard station near the Vancouver airport — struck some opposition MPs, and the Vancouver press corp, as oddly rushed.

Now comes word, in a bombshell Reuters news report Friday morning, that Petronas . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Did Trudeau Race to Approve the LNG Project that Petronas Wants to Sell?

The Progressive Economics Forum: Guaranteed Annual Income

Over at the web site of the Calgary Homeless Foundation, I’ve written a blog post titled “Ten things to know about Canada’s guaranteed annual income debate.”

Points raised in the blog post include the following:

-There are people and groups on both the left and right of the political spectrum who favour a Guaranteed Annual . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Guaranteed Annual Income

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatchewan Leads World in Carbon Pollution

This isn’t breaking news, I brought it to you years ago, but a new report reconfirms the problem.

Is it any wonder when the Premier has people defending our pollution:

@stangea The atmosphere doesn't care about per capita. It reacts to the totality of global emissions. @PremierBradWall @SaskPowerCCS #skpoli

— Paul Taillon (@pjtaillon) . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatchewan Leads World in Carbon Pollution

Warren Kinsella: Caption contest!

Back in 613 area code and just had to post this here. 

The Disaffected Lib: Justin and Christy’s Pipe Dream

What have those two been smoking? Justin Trudeau, Christy Clark and the stoner’s dream of vast wealth to be had flogging liquid natural gas (fracked) to Asia.

It culminated in a photo-op vaguely reminiscent of the Wizard of Oz. There was natural resources minister, Jim Carr, as the scarecrow.  Fisheries minister Dominic Leblanc as . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Justin and Christy’s Pipe Dream

The Decarie Report: Sept. 1: Not a good day.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/global-carbon-levels-highest-ever-point-1.3784724

That’s a big story on CBC news.  It didn’t make the irving press, and it probably won’t. As it happens, the big, irving editorial is that we just gotta have an oil pipeline so we can burn more oil for the next forty years and more. Anyway, I’m sure Mr. Irving knows more than . . . → Read More: The Decarie Report: Sept. 1: Not a good day.

Warren Kinsella: Adler-Kinsella Show: the Tories in opposition, and opposing Trump

The Canadian Progressive: Canada-EU trade deal undermines public interest regulation, workers: study

The Canada-EU trade deal, CETA, “will elevate the rights of corporations above workers and the environment and undermine government regulatory flexibility,” new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds.

The post Canada-EU trade deal undermines public interest regulation, workers: study appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week.

– Lawrence Summers discusses the economic damage being done by a top-heavy income spectrum – as the effect of major stimulus programs may have been wholly outweighed by the decline in middle-class incomes.

– Meanwhile, Canadians for Tax Fairness points out the impending tax court case which will . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Wise Law Blog: #FlashbackFridayReads: I Don’t Know

Today on #FlasbackFriday let’s read back on one of my blog post on when to say “I don’t know” without actually saying “I don’t know.” 

– Garry J. Wise, Toronto Visit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our website: www.wiselaw.net

. . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: #FlashbackFridayReads: I Don’t Know

Northern Reflections: Xenophobia And Political Ambition

  Bob Hepburn warns that those of us who think that Kellie Leitch is on the political fringe, whipping up wing nuts, should think again. Xenophobia is gaining political traction all around the world. After his recent visit to Britain, Hepburn reports that:

In Oxford and Portsmouth, well-educated middle-income people, the type of voters . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Xenophobia And Political Ambition

Warren Kinsella: I mean, Hell, why not

I think I'll stay up all night tonight tweeting whack-job shit and then run for president in the morning

— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) September 30, 2016

Babel-on-the-Bay: Another redneck heard from.

You would think in this era of instant communications and extensive broadcast media coverage throughout rural Canada, there would be little excuse for rural politicians to have so little understanding of their country. And yet, Leamington, Ontario Mayor John Paterson has joined Conservative MP Kelly Leitch in demanding that newcomers to Canada conform to their . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: Another redneck heard from.

Scott's DiaTribes: Electoral Reform Townhall in #Brantford #Brant on 10/2/16

There is an electoral reform meeting here in Brantford-Brant on Sunday to discuss (what else?) Electoral Reform. It is being sponsored by the three Liberal Party of Canada Clubs here (the Women’s Commission, the Seniors Commission and the Young Liberals of Brantford-Brant), but it is meant to be a non-partisan event.

You can find more . . . → Read More: Scott's DiaTribes: Electoral Reform Townhall in #Brantford #Brant on 10/2/16

Montreal Simon: The Senseless Cruelty of Donald Trump

In my last post I looked at how Donald Trump's visceral misogyny and disgusting fat-shaming could cost him the election.Along with his racism, his xenophobia, and his dangerous demagoguery.But what makes him such a monster is one character flaw that stands out above all the others.Read more »

. . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Senseless Cruelty of Donald Trump

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Alessandro Marcello Concerto in E minor.

Music is a generative expression of our thoughts and feelings. A couple of weeks ago we featured the adagio from Bach’s BWV 974 – guess where he transcribed it from? You guessed it gentle reader, this particular oboe concerto. The video is cued to the adagio, but feel free to listen to the allegro and . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Alessandro Marcello Concerto in E minor.

Montreal Simon: Will Donald Trump’s Misogyny Be The Issue That Destroys Him?

It was the final exchange in a 90-minute debate, but it may be the one that will destroy Donald Trump's chances of getting anywhere near the White House.For when Hillary Clinton brought up the story of the one-time Miss Universe Alicia Machado, and how Trump had treated her.And all he could say was "where . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Will Donald Trump’s Misogyny Be The Issue That Destroys Him?

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Jerome! rides again #nlpoli

Retired justice David Riche is the only independent person who has examined any information about Don Dunphy’s death.

Hired by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as an outside reviewer of its investigation into Dunphy’s death,  Riche had an unusual but informed perspective.  Riche’s comments to reporters last week about the Dunphy shooting and the . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Jerome! rides again #nlpoli

Alberta Politics: Meet Alberta PC leadership candidate Richard Starke: thoughtful, centrist, kind to animals … and thus probably doomed

PHOTOS: Vermilion-Lloydminster Progressive Conservative MLA Richard Starke, looking appealingly Clint-Eastwood-like in this official portrait from his website, announced yesterday he is seeking the leadership of the Alberta PC Party. Below: NDP Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt, another member of the Legislative Squeeze Box Caucus, and former Speaker Gene Zwozdesky, a caucus member back in the . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Meet Alberta PC leadership candidate Richard Starke: thoughtful, centrist, kind to animals … and thus probably doomed

The Disaffected Lib: The Next Time Your Surly Old Uncle Insists Climate Change Isn’t Man Made

Here’s a complete answer to those annoying gits who claim that climate change isn’t man made.

Step One

Show them this list.

Global warming and severe storm events of increasing intensity, frequency and duration; both cyclical and sustained droughts and floods; sea level rise; ocean acidification; deforestation; desertification; the freshwater crisis; the accelerating loss of . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Next Time Your Surly Old Uncle Insists Climate Change Isn’t Man Made

The Disaffected Lib: Welcome to the Anthropocene

This time it’s Windsor, Ontario. Insurers won’t carry the losses any longer. Governments are expected to make good “once in a century” calamities that now arrive every few years. That can’t last. It won’t.

Welcome to the Anthropocene.

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Who Supports Kellie Leitch’s Canadian Values Test? A Case Study

When we wrote about Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch's call for testing would-be immigrants to determine if the possessed "anti-Canadian values" that should disqualify those immigrants as potential citizens, we noted that this proposal had all the hallmarks of dog whistle politics; she could claim that her proposal didn't target any particular group while appealing . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Who Supports Kellie Leitch’s Canadian Values Test? A Case Study

The Canadian Progressive: Over 1280 archaeologists and historians denounce Dakota Access Pipeline

At least 1281 archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, students and museum directors from the US, Canada and other countries recently signed a letter condemning the destruction of Standing Rock Sioux burial grounds and sacred sites by the Dakota Access Pipeline company.

The post Over 1280 archaeologists and historians denounce Dakota Access Pipeline appeared first on The . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Over 1280 archaeologists and historians denounce Dakota Access Pipeline

Cowichan Conversations: Climate Change Hits Home in Cowichan Valley Where High-volume Water Pumps will Prevent Cowichan River from Running Dry

The following release has been sent out announcing an attempt to counter the drought conditions that threaten the Cowichan River.

Cowichan Lake, (B.C.) – The Cowichan Tribes, Catalyst Paper, the Cowichan Valley Regional District

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