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Canadian Dimension: Violent strikes against labour reforms are causing chaos in France

Photo by Paris 17 For the past week, France has felt like a country on the verge of civic insurrection. Union blockades of petrol refineries and depots have caused widespread fuel shortages. Some 2,300 petrol st… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: Violent strikes against labour reforms are causing chaos in France

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Upside Down and Backwards: When International Aid Flows from Africa to the West #YMMfire

It’s been a few weeks since thousands fled from the Canadian city of Fort McMurray to escape the raging wildfires. The news has died down but the big blaze rages on. It is not unusual for the U.S. to lend a hand in this type of exceptional natural disa… . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Upside Down and Backwards: When International Aid Flows from Africa to the West #YMMfire

The Disaffected Lib: Trump Lends ISIS a Helping Hand

There have been reports that ISIS has begun having trouble recruiting new volunteers and hanging on to those who’ve entered service. Donald Trump may be a partial answer to their problems.Former CIA/NSA Director, Michael Hayden, is a well-known US fore… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Trump Lends ISIS a Helping Hand

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Addressing cumulative effects in BC’s north

Monday, May 30, 2016 Today, in conjunction with the Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research (… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Addressing cumulative effects in BC’s north

A Different Point of View....: 50 years of great Investigative Journalism, from ‘This Hour’ to Amy Goodman

Over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to hear some of North America’s top investigative journalists speak.One recent evening it was Amy Goodman, the amazing do-it-all journalist with Democracy Now, the independent U.S. radio and TV program. She gav… . . . → Read More: A Different Point of View….: 50 years of great Investigative Journalism, from ‘This Hour’ to Amy Goodman

The Decarie Report: May 30: Too much news.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/drowned-baby-picture-migrant-1.3607030Canadians fought and died in World War Two for many reasons. Many joined up from a sense of loyalty to Britain. Many joined up because there were no jobs. My uncle joined to get away fr… . . . → Read More: The Decarie Report: May 30: Too much news.

DeSmogBlog: Unprecedented Wildfires in Western Canada Call For Serious Climate Action

This is a guest post by Jens Wieting, forest and climate campaigner with Sierra Club B.C. The wildfires currently raging uncontrolled in Alberta are not within the range of what’s normal. As of May 29, 854,984 hectares have burned this year in Can… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Unprecedented Wildfires in Western Canada Call For Serious Climate Action

Warren Kinsella: Gord Tulk – booted for the second (or third, or fourth) time

All of you will be tremendously upset, I suspect, to hear that Gord Tulk has – yet again – been asked to take his commenting elsewhere. What is it with this guy? Anyway. The commenting rules are here, folks. Clip and save.   . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Gord Tulk – booted for the second (or third, or fourth) time

Alberta Politics: Questions, questions, questions about tomorrow’s Public Accounts Committee meeting chaired by … Derek Fildebrandt?

PHOTO: Derek Fildebrandt, a (former?) Wildrose Opposition MLA and as of right now chair of the Legislature’s Public Accounts Committee. (Photo © David Climenhaga, just sayin’.) Tomorrow morning, the Alberta Legislature’s Standing Committee on Pu… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Questions, questions, questions about tomorrow’s Public Accounts Committee meeting chaired by … Derek Fildebrandt?

The Disaffected Lib: Hey, Slick. Here’s an Idea.

The Liberal Party is the party of the young. Trudeau won their support. Mulcair and Harper didn’t. That’s why Trudeau is prime minister and Mulcair settled for picking up Trudeau’s old lease at the Motel 6 out on the Gloucester Highway.Trudeau won thei… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Hey, Slick. Here’s an Idea.

The Disaffected Lib: It’s Just Too Good. I Couldn’t Help Myself.

Enjoy, you know it’s true. . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: It’s Just Too Good. I Couldn’t Help Myself.

OPSEU Diablogue: All health care workers matter

Nursing week is an annual opportunity to honour the dedication of nurses and acknowledge their contribution to the health care profession. But this year, the otherwise celebratory tone of the event started on a sour note. On May 9, 2016 … Conti… . . . → Read More: OPSEU Diablogue: All health care workers matter

The Disaffected Lib: When Are We Going to Quit This Bitumen Addiction?

There was a news report last week about aerosol contamination coming from the Athabasca Tar Sands.Trust The Tyee’s Andrew Nikiforuk to get to the bottom of what’s really happening. It’s a much bigger problem than the news stories conveyed. . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: When Are We Going to Quit This Bitumen Addiction?

Stuart Mackinnon's BetterParks for Vancouver: Why a Barrier Free BC?

You may not realize this, but there are approximately 604,000(1) British Columbians with disabilities. This number will keep growing as our society ages. Disability affects everyone. Everyone will develop limitations eventually, or perhaps a permanent… . . . → Read More: Stuart Mackinnon’s BetterParks for Vancouver: Why a Barrier Free BC?

The Disaffected Lib: Tote that Barge, Lift that Bale, Time’s a Runnin’

Now there’s a good reason to invest heavily in the hazmat fossil energy business with all its hazmat dilbit and its hazmat pipelines to tidewater and its hazmat lumbering supertankers floundering through our coastal waters like wallowing time bombs.A f… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Tote that Barge, Lift that Bale, Time’s a Runnin’

Warren Kinsella: OWTH – Nightlife

Christ, I love this song. Story of several lives, etc. . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: OWTH – Nightlife

A Canadian Lefty in Occupied Land: What shapes what we care about and do politically?

How do we come to care about the things we care about, do the things we do? Sometimes, about some things, it’s a slap in the face, a punch in the gut, that makes us care. We care because the world makes us care, or at least makes the work of not-cari… . . . → Read More: A Canadian Lefty in Occupied Land: What shapes what we care about and do politically?

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week.- Nick Dearden discusses how the latest wave of corporate power agreements – including the CETA – stands to undermine democracy in participating countries:Like the US deal, Ceta contains a new legal system, ope… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Monday May 30, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.A video posted by null (@wiselaw) on May 30, 2016 at 6:51am PDTWhat happens to my property if I die without a Will?Under the Ontario’s Succ… . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the day: Wills and Estates

Things Are Good: What’s The Best Sunscreen To Use?

In the northern half of the planet summer has started and people are feeling the burn. There’s no need to feel the burn if you practice good sun safety though. Umbrellas are an option to shade your skin as are other fashion accessories. Although sunscreen is perhaps the most convent form of sun protection when […]

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Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week Of May 30, 2016

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on TwitterBill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Can Proceed, Judge RulesInnovation finally sprouts in Canada’s legal garden following a pessimistic FebruaryMike Duffy’s legal ordeal in Senate expens… . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week Of May 30, 2016

Warren Kinsella: About that Tory convention, and marriage

It looked like they had a good one – a great one, even. Even CBC says so. I have a column about them, and their convention, in today’s Hill Times. I will have it up on The War Room tomorrow. In the meantime, allow me to dissent from the joyful chorus about this – the […] . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: About that Tory convention, and marriage

Babel-on-the-Bay: The Liberal Party is not computer competent yet.

Before you think the writer is a computer Luddite, it should be mentioned that we spent a lengthy business career explaining computers and computer software through the media. Our last company was a pioneer in database development that helped usher in the excesses of the Internet era. It was only when Katie Telford told the […] . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: The Liberal Party is not computer competent yet.

Montreal Simon: The Con Convention and the Rapture of Jason Kenney

Lordy. Judging by the reaction of the Cons and their stooges in the media, you'd think the Harper Party's convention was such a great success they had all died and gone to heaven.Or more precisely had risen from the dead, and were now on their… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Convention and the Rapture of Jason Kenney

Northern Reflections: The Party Of The Young

  Tim Harper wrote his last column yesterday. In it, he reviewed the state of Canada’s three major parties — which have all held conventions in the last four months:The three gatherings have provided a real-time barometer on the state of politics… . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: The Party Of The Young