Canadian Press did a roundup story on it, here. I think mine (with extra Blaney!) is way more interesting.
Erin O’Toole: Ontario MP and former veterans affairs minister, and who is “unaware” when there’s hardcore porn on his Twitter feed. Gotcha. Kellie Leitch: The pediatric orthopedic surgeon, first elected as an MP in 2011, was . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: The Conservative Party leadership
Miscellaneous material to start your week.
– Thomas Walkom writes that the federal Libs’ idea of “real change” for the economy reflects nothing more than the same old stale neoliberal playbook: At its core, the federal government’s “bold” new plan for economic growth is strikingly familiar.
The scheme, worked out by Finance Minister Bill . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links
Photo by Joey Coleman • CFS Day of Action 2008 in Toronto
There’s something stirring on Canadian campuses. No longer content with piecemeal reform, students are eyeing the larger prize of zero tuition. The demand for free tuition, which has grown louder and louder in places ranging from South Africa, to the United . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: Free Tuition: An Antidote to Elitism
Image by Julianita Qué Tal
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the one of the most recent of the neoliberal trade agreements being proposed. The final proposal was signed off in February 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand by 12 countries – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: The Building Storm Against the TPP
Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter
A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Oct 24, 2016 at 7:32am PDT
Judge orders law school to stop using its new name Working Together for Change: Strategies to Address Issues of Systemic Racism in the Legal Professions PM taps Newfoundland Justice . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of October 24, 2016
Some people think that the way to get ahead in life is to be a pushy jerk, and those people are wrong. What you should be is nice. Yup, that’s all it takes. Don’t be like that stereotypical Gordon Gecko wannabe, instead just be.
There is now more research that being a nice person . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: If You’re a Nice Person You Likely Have More Fun Than Others
In response to yesterday’s post about free trade, John B. provided a detailed commentary that derves a separate posting. Below is what he wrote:
Are any Canadians asking?
I find the current tap dance we are witnessing reminiscent of the public displays of angst and pretense of desperation by Mulroney and Burney a . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Art Of The Deal: A Guest Post By John B.
As you know I always predicted that the Con leadership race was going to be a real circus.But who knew there would be so many candidates? Twelve and counting.Or that it would be such a fascist circus.For look who just joined the race.Read more »
. . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Is the Harper Party Becoming the Trump Party?
Justin Trudeau came to office, claiming he would put an end to the cynicism of the Harper years. Michael Harris writes:
When Justin Trudeau was running to become prime minister, he said that cynicism — about the future, the fate of our kids, and most especially the political establishment — was a serious problem. . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Keeping His Word
Today is election day in the federal riding of Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner. Polls are open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. What was expected to be a sleepy by-election campaign in this long-time Conservative-held riding in southeast Alberta turned out to be… Continue Reading →
In my article in the Gazette, I caution the International Olympic Committee against undermining the World Anti-Doping Agency. Not everyone who stands up to you is your enemy, just as not everyone who flatters you is your friend.
Tried the other day to reread the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and finally gave up in disgust. Maybe this deal between Canada and the European Union is just too comprehensive for this non-trade expert to comprehend. And when you find the mainly French-speaking Wallonia area of Belgium is the last hold-out on the deal, . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: CETA: The devil is in the details.
Could be difficult.
Wow—Today's @nytimes features a 2-page spread of all the people, places & things Trump has insulted on Twitter since declaring his candidacy pic.twitter.com/eDzwZNIjkF
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 24, 2016
Voters care most about (a) the leader (b) some of a party’s policies, and (sometimes) (c) whether a party or a politician has been there too long. That’s about it. So, can a series of bad nominations – this one comes to mind – torpedo an election campaign, and a political party?
Sure. Of course. . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: The PC winner: a very young man who wants to keep alive very old fights
Is it every females experience in society, no of course not. But here is a glimpse of what growing up meant for one person and the challenges she faced in growing up female in our patriarchal society.
“I could talk about the PE teacher in my town who was asked to resign due to . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Female Experience in Society – One Woman’s Journey Through Patriarchy.
With only fifteen days to go before the U.S. election, if we were on a plane this would be about the time when the pilot announces "we're now on final approach."Or if you're on the Trump plane the pilot screams "Mayday!! Mayday!! Only God can save us!!!! Hillary Clinton has vaulted to a double-digit . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Women Who Brought Him Down
What did people do before Fitbit? Without their adorable little bracelets, how did they get enough exercise? Never mind that, how did they manage to live?? All those lonely, barren years, decade upon decade, people running, swimming, cycling, lifting, walking — without a Fitbit. Can you imagine? It breaks my heart just thinking about it. . . . → Read More: wmtc: i look forward to the day when no one wears a fitbit anymore
The people of Labrador who have now occupied the work camp at the construction site are exercising the only political influence they have in the only way they have been able to influence events thus far on this project.
There’ll be a post later in the week to run through how we got to this . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The political dynamics of Muskrat Falls #nlpoli #dip-o-crites #cdnpoli
I know, I know. So you’re in Ontario and you think this doesn’t matter to you. Think again. Go to your grocery store and buy that great looking “Atlantic salmon.” Only it’s not from the Atlantic. It’s from a pen along the B.C. coast where this goes on before it gets to your dinner table.
. . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Why Does the Federal Department of Fisheries Condone This?
PHOTOS: Who says Jason Kenney is full of baloney? These guys do! And they’re the Fathers of Confederation! Below: PC leadership candidate Mr. Kenney; federal Liberal Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr, MP for Calgary Centre; and Brian Jean, leader of the Wildrose Opposition in the Alberta Legislature (Wildrose.ca photo). Ottawa’s carbon tax is “is an . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Pigs will fly before the fantasy that Ottawa’s carbon tax ‘invades provincial jurisdiction’ will ever persuade a court
Google is the latest tech company to drop the longstanding wall between anonymous online ad tracking and user’s names.
The post Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Barring a catastrophe Donald Trump will not become the 45th president of the United States.
At the risk of tempting fate Ms Soapbox would like to present a top 10 list of things we learned from Trump’s doomed presidential campaign.
The Top 10 List
TEN: The Republican Party is in desperate need of an overhaul: . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Ten Things We Learned from Trump’s Presidential Campaign
Here’s a short video of me reflecting on lessons I’ve learned from a life caregiving. Share the lessons you’ve learned in the comments below – I would love to listen and learn!
Thank you to my talented brother in law Frank Opolko for producing this video!
. . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Lessons I’ve Learned From a Life of Caregiving
19-year-old PC candidate Sam Oosterhoff (Facebook)
I’ve been busy with work and life these last two months, so my apologies. A few topics, mostly around the ongoing U.S. election, have been on my mind lately, which will inspire some posts in the very near future.
But I couldn’t let this day go by without . . . → Read More: Queer-liberal: Social conservatives elect young twink to be Progressive Conservative candidate in Niagara West-Glanbrook