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Politics and its Discontents: Pathetic Political Posturing

Yesterday, I posted about the outrageous pillaging of our groundwater made possible by a government that seems oblivious to anything but its corporate clientele. It is a sad situation which I and many others have known about for a long time; it is the … . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Pathetic Political Posturing

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: My quick reply to Don Iveson on Northlands’ Vision 2020 proposal

The following comment was posted as a response to Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson‘s comments on Northlands’ Vision 2020 proposal following the City Administration’s analysis of the plan. I hope to go into more details about Northlands&#8217… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: My quick reply to Don Iveson on Northlands’ Vision 2020 proposal

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday August 25, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Aug 25, 2016 at 7:10am PDTOntario’s Small Claims Courts have jurisdiction to award dama… . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.- Owen Jones discusses the UK’s experience with privatized rail as yet another example of how vital services become more costly and worse-run when put in corporate hands.- Sean McElwee highlights still more resea… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here (via PressReader), on how Brad Wall is preaching neglect and delay as a response to violent racism (even as he’s fully prepared to use as much political capital as he can muster pitching the idea of a SaskTel selloff). For further reading…- Wall… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Things Are Good: What Will We Think of the Banks in Years to Come?

IN this TED talk, Michael Metcalfe wonders how will we look back on banks in the future. Will we think of the banks as an unethical industry that contributed greatly to climate change or as a tool that can be used to help the environment. Will we do whatever it takes to fight climate change? […]

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Warren Kinsella: Snippet from next week’s expense-account-free column

Gratis. No one will listen, however. No one ever listens to me.  ** Back when he was Liberal leader, I worked for Jean Chrétien. I was his Special Assistant. I wrote speeches for him, helped out on Question Period, approved his correspondence, stuff like that. I didn’t ever have anything to do with his trips to […] . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Snippet from next week’s expense-account-free column

Babel-on-the-Bay: Justin Trudeau has his Angels.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau certainly has his angels. We are talking the kind of angels that Charlie had in the old television series about Charlie’s Angels. Those were flesh and blood actors who supposedly made a living solving problems. While the fictional problems often involved murder and mayhem, Justin Trudeau’s angels are just supposed to […] . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: Justin Trudeau has his Angels.

Northern Reflections: The TFW Program

The Liberals have vowed to reform the Temporary Foreign Workers Program. John McCallum is making noises about developing a pathway to citizenship for them. But the program is a minefield because it was developed as a sop to business. Its raison d’etre … . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: The TFW Program

Dead Wild Roses: Rio 2016 – Sexism Alive and Well with Elizabeth Plank

One of the frustrations that women experience is that people don’t believe them when they point out sexism in society. So, now thanks to Elizabeth Plank and Vox we can get a newscast rundown of the sexism that pervades our society and of course, the Olympic games. Enjoy? As always, if you’re wondering if we […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Rio 2016 – Sexism Alive and Well with Elizabeth Plank

Montreal Simon: The Con Media’s Disgusting Attack on the Trudeau Government

Yesterday I wrote about how Rona Ambrose and her Cons were going after the decent Health Minister Jane Philpott for having rented a limo Lexus to travel around the Greater Toronto Area.Instead of taking a taxi or a bus.As well as going after the equall… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Media’s Disgusting Attack on the Trudeau Government

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Same circus #nlpoli

Somewhere in Newfoundland and Labrador,  someone may not have heard the news.There is oil and natural gas in the ground under water off our coast.Never mind that this has been widely reported since the 1960s when someone first started exploring se… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Same circus #nlpoli

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Twelve pillars of a “next generation” of Canadian environmental assessment

Thursday, August 25, 2016 Canada needs a visionary new approach to assessing proposals that could … . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Twelve pillars of a “next generation” of Canadian environmental assessment

Alberta Politics: News you may have missed: pollster says Alberta NDP could win an election held tomorrow!

PHOTOS: Albertans scour the Alberta media for information about provincial politics, but they’re all getting exactly the same story. Actual politically engaged Albertans may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, Alb… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: News you may have missed: pollster says Alberta NDP could win an election held tomorrow!

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Evening Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.- David Dayen wonders whether the Obama administration’s decision to end the use of private prisons might represent the needed start of a movement away from relying on poor corporate services as a substi… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Evening Links

PostArctica: Walk # 15 – The Point Part 2

“I have walked myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.” ― Søren Kierkegaard It’s true, walking will […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 15 – The Point Part 2

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Premier Phonying It In, With Respect to SaskTel

“Will [the Act] be changed with respect to [SaskTel]? No.” – Wall (March 2016) “There’s something we signed on to called the Crown Corporation Protection Act, or to that effect. Basically, it protects Crowns from being privatized,” he said. “If elected, we will make one change to that: that’s to the liquor retailing in the province. And we’ve already announced that.” That […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Premier Phonying It In, With Respect to SaskTel

The Decarie Report: August 24: "Beer sales rocket close to Nova Scotia border".

 That is a front page story  in today’s irving press. And it doesn’t get any better.Norbert Cunningham has an amusing column on New Brunswick’s ‘incoherent’ job strategy. But I’m here to tell you not to worry. Norbert seems to have forgotten … . . . → Read More: The Decarie Report: August 24: "Beer sales rocket close to Nova Scotia border".

DeSmogBlog: Why Trudeau Should Call Off the Reviews of Trans Mountain and Energy East

The National Energy Board is fundamentally broken. That was a point repeatedly highlighted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the 2015 federal election — and one confirmed for many with recent revelations that former Quebec premier Jean Chares… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Why Trudeau Should Call Off the Reviews of Trans Mountain and Energy East

Cowichan Conversations: Will The Courts Finally Uphold the Bylaws and Protect The Shawnigan Community?

  Back in court, the cards have been played, hopefully for the last time. Here is an update from the Shawnigan Residents Association.   Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Will The Courts Finally Uphold the Bylaws and Protect The Shawnigan Community?

DeSmogBlog: Is B.C.’s Tunnel Vision Forcing out Solar Power?

A cute graphic of white houses with rooftop solar panels is featured on the U.S. Department of Energy’s website. “Solar Homes Sell for More Money,” the government tells viewers, citing studies that show solar adds an average US$15,000 to the rese… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Is B.C.’s Tunnel Vision Forcing out Solar Power?

The Disaffected Lib: Why the F-35 Is a Lousy Idea – For Everyone

Not for nothing has Lockheed’s “joint strike fighter” been called America’s “kick in the front door” weapon.  That’s what it is designed to do, penetrate hostile airspace with sophisticated air defences and take down that air defence network.That … . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Why the F-35 Is a Lousy Idea – For Everyone

Canadian Dimension: The Working Class: Saskatchewan’s Political Orphan

Photo by We all suffer from the absence of working class politics. We are smothered in the business-oriented, neoliberal ‘consensus’ instructing us to reconcile ourselves to ‘the new reality’ – rollbac… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: The Working Class: Saskatchewan’s Political Orphan

Canadian Dimension: China’s Pivot to World Markets, Washington’s Pivot to World Wars

Image by AK Rockefeller China and the United States are moving in polar opposite directions: Beijing is rapidly becoming the center of overseas investments in high tech industries, including robotics, nuclear en… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: China’s Pivot to World Markets, Washington’s Pivot to World Wars

Canadian Dimension: Iceland: Exemplary Nation in a Troubled World

Photo by McKay Savage A small land situated between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, Iceland minds her own business and minds it very well. I was so impressed by what I saw and learned in a recent and fi… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: Iceland: Exemplary Nation in a Troubled World