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Alberta Politics: Tales from the Political Crypt: Vote for me and I’ll give it all to charity!

PHOTOS: Your blogger with Carl Benito, back in the day. Below: Brian “Clipper” Jean in his wedding canoe, and Jason Kenney, a confirmed bachelor, striking an appropriately W.L. Mackenzie King-like pose. The latter two politicians are the principal … . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Tales from the Political Crypt: Vote for me and I’ll give it all to charity!

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

Encamped cats. . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

LeDaro: Quite Appropriate, a Trump Sandwich

This has been making the rounds on the Internet. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Quite Appropriate, a Trump Sandwich

DeSmogBlog: B.C. Climate Plan Subsidizes Fossil Fuels (Yes, You Read That Correctly)

The B.C. government has quietly slipped subsidies for the natural gas sector into its climate plan, which has been panned as “cynical” by leading experts.Tags: bc climate changeChristy ClarkBC Climate Action PlanLNGemissionssubsidiesnatural g… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: B.C. Climate Plan Subsidizes Fossil Fuels (Yes, You Read That Correctly)

The Disaffected Lib: Lookee What I Found In the Financial Times

Here’s the zinger: “democracy, national sovereignty and global economic integration are mutually incompatible: we can combine any two of the three but never have all three simultaneously and in full”Truer words were never spoken. This wisdom f… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Lookee What I Found In the Financial Times

The Disaffected Lib: Speaking of Migrations, Look What’s Coming Your Way

To Donald Trump and plenty of others, climate change remains a hoax. More intelligent lifeforms – reptiles, birds and mammals – know better and they’re on the move. In our case that path takes them northward, out of the U.S. and, for most, into Canada…. . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Speaking of Migrations, Look What’s Coming Your Way

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Big News or something #nlpoli

Yes it is a slow time of the year for news.But you do have to wonder about some of the Big Stories lately:1.  What precisely did Kathy Dunderdale say that was worth three days of CBC television, radio, and online coverage plus a Pam Frampton colum… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Big News or something #nlpoli

wmtc: in which i test a bit of conventional wisdom and find out is in false: the mystery of roman tuna salad

I’ve noticed that ideas that I used to blog about, I am now posting on Facebook instead — a combination of laziness and time pressure. I’m going to try to get the ideas here, first.Conventional wisdom has it that preparing food at home is less expensi… . . . → Read More: wmtc: in which i test a bit of conventional wisdom and find out is in false: the mystery of roman tuna salad

Things Are Good: Bicycling is the Safest Form of Transportation

In Toronto, the car rules the road so much so that the city is fine with non-driver (that’s everyone) deaths, and the city won’t do much to stop drivers from killing. Sadly, Toronto isn’t a unique case. In far too many places bicycling infrastructure is an afterthought that plays second fiddle to cars. Despite this […]

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Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday August 30, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Aug 30, 2016 at 7:05am PDTOntario employers are prohibited from discrimination and harassmen… . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Warren Kinsella: My Prime Minister says the right things

Right here. Wonderful to see him getting a lot tougher on the biggest armed threat we all face. Some of the (many things) I’ve written on the semantics previously, here. Very, very pleased to see this.  . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: My Prime Minister says the right things

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading.- Dennis Howlett discusses the public costs of allowing tax avoidance – as Canada could afford a national pharmacare program (and much more) merely by ensuring that the rich pay what they owe:Eliminating tax haven… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

Babel-on-the-Bay: Strike while the lane is HOT.

The Wynne government in Ontario leaves no stone unturned in its pursuit of taxpayers’ dollars. In a novel break from their usual attitude that they can always just do as they want, they actually asked our opinion the other day. It seems they took our picture recently while driving on the Queen Elizabeth Way past […] . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: Strike while the lane is HOT.

Northern Reflections: Praise For Philpott

Jane Philpott has been getting a lot of blow back for a ride she recently took in a supporter’s limousine. It cost, admittedly, much more than public transportation. But Gerry Caplan has come to her defence:Jane Philpott is exactly the kind of citizen… . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Praise For Philpott

Montreal Simon: The Cons and the Fatal Legacy of Stephen Harper

Yesterday I warned that the Cons, with the help of the Con media, were trying to whitewash Stephen Harper's monstrous legacy.As Michelle Rempel has been trying to do…Against all odds.And sure enough here comes another Con fluffer…Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Cons and the Fatal Legacy of Stephen Harper

Dead Wild Roses: Quote from The Irony of American History – Reinhold Niebuhr

Reading dry academic books so you don’t have to… :) Niebuhr tackles what he sees as contradictions in the base make up of American culture. He uses a plethora of words to say what he means, but importantly, he zeros in how important collective action is – even in a society that claims to […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Quote from The Irony of American History – Reinhold Niebuhr

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Tourism Indicators #nlpoli

These days,  Chris Mitchelmore does what Steve Kent used to do:  hype tourism numbers.More people.Tourism is big.Yay.Hooray.Yeah, well, take a breath.As we noted in 2008,  actual tourists – non-resident visitors in Gov Speak – actually c… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Tourism Indicators #nlpoli

Cowichan Conversations: The NDP and the Green Party seem to be reading off the same song sheet

The NDP delegates supported the ‘Leap Manifesto’ at their convention but rejected Tom Mulcair as the leader. He left the stage went behind the curtain and then shortly re-emerged with the news that he Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The NDP and the Green Party seem to be reading off the same song sheet

Mind Bending Politics: Are Ontario’s Service Providers Siphoning Money From Autistic Kids?

I’ve had several parents come up too me with their stories since last week’s post on my son’s situation. There seems to be a large number of fights and battles with regional service providers like Kinark across the province that manage services for kids with autism too get kids the services they need. It’s important […] . . . → Read More: Mind Bending Politics: Are Ontario’s Service Providers Siphoning Money From Autistic Kids?

Alberta Politics: When then was ‘Now!’ Marking the day Peter Lougheed moved Alberta dramatically to the left

PHOTOS: Peter Lougheed on the campaign trail during the 1970s. Below: A few of the important characters in this story … William Aberhart, Ernest Manning, Danielle Smith and Rachel Notley. Today is the 45th anniversary of Peter Lougheed’s historic e… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: When then was ‘Now!’ Marking the day Peter Lougheed moved Alberta dramatically to the left

Politics and its Discontents: Every North American Should Watch This

I’m often a critic of mainstream media, but the following is an example of what they can accomplish when they have the will:H/t RicochetRecommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Every North American Should Watch This

PostArctica: Walk # 16

“Go outside. Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 16

Warren Kinsella: From just behind home plate at Fenway

We brought my idiot brother to the Red Sox game at Fenway too, because they don't let him out very often. pic.twitter.com/JLJVdBas5x — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) August 29, 2016 . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: From just behind home plate at Fenway

Sudbury Steve May: Will Federal Liberals Be Champions or Chumps on Carbon Pricing?

If you’re serious about wanting to take real, effective action on climate change, you’ve got to put a rapidly escalating price on carbon pollution.  That was the message speakers gave to Sudbury MP Paul Lefebvre earlier this month at his clima… . . . → Read More: Sudbury Steve May: Will Federal Liberals Be Champions or Chumps on Carbon Pricing?

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: New History Podcast launched by Edmonton’s Historian-Laureate

A new Edmonton-based history podcast was launched today. Let’s Find Out was launched by our city’s Historian-Laureate Chris Chang-Yen Phillips and the first two podcasts can be found on the podcast website or on iTunes. The first episode delves i… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: New History Podcast launched by Edmonton’s Historian-Laureate