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DeSmogBlog: Sinking Tarballs, Whale Collisions: Potential Impacts of Energy East on the U.S. Coast Detailed in New Report

You know you’ve got the attention of the fossil fuel industry when the Financial Post’s Claudia Cattaneo pens a dismissive column about your efforts. On Tuesday, Cattaneo — recently dubbed “everyone’s favorite oil and gas shill” by Americ… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Sinking Tarballs, Whale Collisions: Potential Impacts of Energy East on the U.S. Coast Detailed in New Report

Morton's Musings: Mitigation of Damages

Delco Automation Inc. v. Carlo’s Electric Limited, 2016 ONCA 591:[25]        Although a plaintiff is entitled to recover damages for the losses it suffers from the defendant’s breach of contract, the extent of th… . . . → Read More: Morton’s Musings: Mitigation of Damages

Alex's Blog: Proportional Representation: Fairness, Representativeness and Accountability

Here are the notes for my introductory comments to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform July 27, 2016   I thank the committee for the opportunity to appear on this important issue. I have been a longtime proponent of electoral reform as a key to democratic renewal. While no electoral system is perfect, the comparative … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Alex’s Blog: Proportional Representation: Fairness, Representativeness and Accountability

Warren Kinsella: Donald loves Vlad

I want to see @realDonaldTrump's Russian birth certificate. #DemsInPhilly #USPolitics @HillaryClinton @thehill @nytimes — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) July 27, 2016 . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Donald loves Vlad

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

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The Sir Robert Bond Papers: One Danny does Two Ronnies #nlpoli

In an exclusive interview, VOCM’s Fred Hutton caught up with Danny Williams to talk about Williams’ latest project. The former premier is teaming up with his old sidekick Ed Martin to headline a Florida dinner theatre tribute to the late, diminutive co… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: One Danny does Two Ronnies #nlpoli

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: #PremierPipeline: Good Work Premier Brad Wall

“People are advised not to consume fish caught in the river, and to avoid water activities that may result in river water being ingested,” said a news release put out Tuesday morning. – six days later. “Good work Premier Brad Wall. No loss of life like at Lac Megantic oil tanker rail disaster. Naturally occurring […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: #PremierPipeline: Good Work Premier Brad Wall

Parchment in the Fire: The European Revolt Against the Neoliberal EU (2/2)

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=16776Filed under: Uncategorized . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: The European Revolt Against the Neoliberal EU (2/2)

Parchment in the Fire: The European Revolt Against the Neoliberal EU (1/2)

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=16756Filed under: Uncategorized . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: The European Revolt Against the Neoliberal EU (1/2)

the disgruntled democrat: The U.S. Presidential Election: A Drowning Man Will Clutch at a Dragon

Well, it’s done.  The Republican and Democratic Parties have nominated their candidates to become President of the United States of America, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  Really? These are the choices? The sociopath who can do the least … . . . → Read More: the disgruntled democrat: The U.S. Presidential Election: A Drowning Man Will Clutch at a Dragon

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday July 27, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jul 27, 2016 at 6:55am PDTThe first same-sex marriage in Ontario occurred on January 14, 2001. I… . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Montreal Simon: The Con Leadership Race and the Religious Fanatics

When I wrote a post about the sad state of the Harper Party's leadership race the other day, and ran a group photo of the sorry losers that contest has so far attracted.I forgot to say that with the departure of Jason Kenney, there will be at leas… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Leadership Race and the Religious Fanatics

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.- Andrew Jackson discusses the challenge of ensuring that stable jobs are available in Canada:Good jobs are a central mechanism in the creation of shared prosperity.What matters for workers is not just b… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Politics and its Discontents: Our Arrogance Knows No Limits

Not even the most powerful water canons in the world would seem able to tame the fires of our collective arrogance, self-indulgence, bloated lifestyles and sense of entitlement. Look where they have gotten us:Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Our Arrogance Knows No Limits

Warren Kinsella: These are the kinds of important questions I think about when I lay awake at night

Got a question for Millennials: does it bug you someone gave you a name that sounds like a Star Trek villlain? There, got that off my chest. — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) July 27, 2016 . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: These are the kinds of important questions I think about when I lay awake at night

Babel-on-the-Bay: The Morning Line is Hillary by 2 -1.

It was during the Clinton White House years that many of us realized that the brains in the Clinton family are on the distaff side. And nothing pisses off ignorant men more than a smart woman. Which might help to explain why Hillary Clinton is the most despised Democratic candidate ever. But she is not […] . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: The Morning Line is Hillary by 2 -1.

Things Are Good: AU Passport Launches for Government Workers

The African Union has announced that a significant step has been made to creating free movement between borders. That significant step is a special passport for government officials and head of state who need to travel between countries. The passport is only useful for a small group of people but it shows that the AU […]

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Warren Kinsella: The ballot question: Bill Clinton defines the choice in 2016

He looked older. He sounded older. He isn’t the guy he was twenty years ago. And, yes, my mind strayed once or twice to that terrible time when he hurt his wife and daughter. But it was a master speech by a master story teller – and all about her, not him. Her achievements, not […] . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: The ballot question: Bill Clinton defines the choice in 2016

Northern Reflections: Into The Halls Of Mythology

The Chilcot Report has been made public. Yet Tony Blair And George W. — who claimed to stand for truth, justice and the American Way — are enjoying their retirements. Gerry Caplan writes:The invasion of Iraq never was about Saddam or his fictional w… . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Into The Halls Of Mythology

Dead Wild Roses: Your Brain Makes You A Sucker – Cognitive Biases We All Share

Don’t feel bad about this, we are all in the same boat when it comes to making bad decisions or being unduly influenced. The science behind advertising and persuasion has come a long ways, and knowing how they manipulate you and the rest of the public is valuable knowledge. James Garvey lists three of the […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Your Brain Makes You A Sucker – Cognitive Biases We All Share

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Good-bye John #nlpoli

In their last year in office, the provincial Conservatives went on a patronage bend on top of the patronage bender they started in 2003.  They came into office promising reform and – you guessed it – did exactly the opposite.  If there is no … . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Good-bye John #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The truth about Danny Williams, Hydro-Quebec, and the Lower Churchill #nlpoli

Danny Williams promised he would never cut a deal on the Lower Churchill with Hydro-Quebec unless it included redress for the 1969 contract.But as Kathy Dunderdale revealed in 2009,  Williams spent five years secretly trying to sell the Lower Chur… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The truth about Danny Williams, Hydro-Quebec, and the Lower Churchill #nlpoli

A Puff of Absurdity: If You’re Not Turned on to Politics…

…. politics will turn on you.  - Nader Hedges is at his most impassioned in this debate with Robert Reich. It’s just the last 35 minutes of the show. But his point was made years ago by Rage Against the Machine, in this video directed by … . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: If You’re Not Turned on to Politics…

The Progressive Economics Forum: First Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative

Over at the web site of the Calgary Homeless Foundation, I’ve written a blog post about the First Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative. The link to the blog post is here. . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: First Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

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