Immigration Minister John McCallum sounded a bit testy with the news media the other day. They had probably forced him to give the same answer to the same question more than five times. McCallum has shown that weakness before. He is not long on patience. This media approach gives the news editor for the television […] . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: No apology was necessary.
A sampling of next week’s column: Good God! It’s a veritable constitutional crisis. Just ask Adam Radwanski: the scandalous understaffing issue has “cast a surreal haze” over Ottawa, he wrote in the Globe. Governance is accordingly moving “at a glacial pace” – and, accordingly, “Ottawa crawls.” Says he: “Settling into any sort of rhythm has […] . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: In next week’s Hill Times: Adam Radwanski is still the worst journalist in the world
This earworm will not go away. I cannot escape because I have to practice the damn piece for our upcoming choir performances. So what’s better than an earworm? Sharing one, of course. This is the best version I can find on youtube, so until we bust out our version, this will have to do. […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – A Swinging Christmas – Arr. Jay Althouse
If you want to know why Forum Research’s poll is out of line with the other polls done on the provincial election, you need look no further than the data tables for the questions. This is why pollsters should give out this information. Lots don’t…. . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Weight Problems #nlpoli
It's the burning question that remains to be answered about Stephen Harper 's monstrous years in power. The one that could make him Canada's Richard Nixon. The one that could send him to prison.Did he or did he not order or pressure the Can… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why the Canada Revenue Agency Needs to be Investigated
The Ontario government is forecasting that it will beat the deficit forecast for the sixth year in a row according to the province’s Fall Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review.The deficit for this year is forecast to be $1 billion less than forecast … . . . → Read More: Defend Public Healthcare: Revenue up $1.2 B: Ontario overestimates deficit — for the sixth year
With two months left until the official nomination date, 17 candidates have registered their intentions to run in a by-eleciton to fill the Ward 12 vacancy on Edmonton City Council. Triggered by the resignation of Amarjeet Sohi, who was elected as th… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Seventeen candidates now running in Edmonton’s Ward 12 by-election
What do caregivers need from the health care system? This was the question I was asked at a recent online Town Hall event sponsored by The Caring Experience, a new project designed to collect the stories of Ontario family caregivers and develop p… . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: WHAT DO CAREGIVERS NEED FROM THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM?
….and it’s not a good idea to live at a turning point in history.The fighting in the middle east has huge stakes for the U.S. and Russia. The U.S. has made it clear it is looking for world domination. That’s the principle put forward by Project for t… . . . → Read More: The Decarie Report: Nov. 26: We live at a turning point in history….
DeSmog Canada has been named as a finalist for “Best News Coverage” by the Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The awards recognize the best of the country’s online publishing and are judged by a panel of experts from Canada and the U.S. The other… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: DeSmog Canada Named as Finalist for Canadian Online Publishing Award
In 2009, Brad Wall said he would never allow someone “to use a bulging wallet to jump the queue.” Now his government is doing exactly that. – CUPE Health Care Council – Saskatchewan . . . → Read More: Larry Hubich’s Blog: For Profit Health Care and queue jumping for the wealthy
With computers this cheap, the hardest part is finding applications that are programmed well enough to work on under-powered hardware. . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: $5 Raspbery Pi Computer
B.C. and Alaska signed a pact Wednesday designed to give Alaskans more say on Canadian mine approvals in transboundary watersheds through a high-level joint working group. The agreement follows an unprecedented outcry this summer from Alaskan fishing … . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Cross-Border Agreement Disappoints Alaskan Fishing and Environmental Groups Wanting More Input into B.C. Mines
And here is another reason why I adore Kathleen Wynne. She saw a mistake, and she fixed it, fast. Great, great news. #Breaking Ontario makes U-turn on day old medical marijuana rule. https://t.co/3joagz3Fbw pic.twitter.com/8PGIF2mI08 — TorontoStar (@TorontoStar) November 26, 2015 . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Up in smoke
We should all defer to the science types and their powerful consensus when it comes to us, the laity, having to make decisions on complex issues such as climate change. I have no scientific background in these things but I do follow these issues, take … . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: I’m Just Not Sure Anyone Who Matters Really Believes It.
It’s a sentence that feels weird to write: by 2030, Alberta will have shuttered the 18 coal-fired power plants that currently generate around 55 per cent of the province’s electricity, with two-thirds of that power replaced by renewable sources. T… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: The Nitty Gritty on Alberta’s Coal Phase-Out
In the early-1950s, when it became widely known that smoking caused cancer, giant tobacco companies formed the Tobacco Industry Research Council (TIRC). Its main goal was to deny the harmful effects of tobacco and confuse the public. The tobacco lobby … . . . → Read More: A Different Point of View….: Fossil fuel lobby seen as main threat to meaningful progress in Paris
Anytime the oil barons and baronesses are smiling for the cameras with NGOs and politicians, we should at least be interested, if not outright worried. Was the release of Alberta’s new climate change strategy just an occasion for the oil execs to ham it up for the cameras pretending all is well or do they […] . . . → Read More: Michal Rozworski: Climate and competitiveness in the tar sands
The establishing point: the U.S. military command has issued such a string of inconsistent explanations and excuses, effortlessly shifting from one to another as they were disproven that it doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt this time around.Th… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Oh, I Get It. This Is How You Try to Spin War Crimes Into Human Error.
From ForeignPolicy.com.Some Russians have described [Wednesday's] shoot-down in larger historical terms: it is the first time that there has been a real, military conflict between Russia and NATO, wrote the liberal Slon.ru. Russian officialdom, however… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: A Couple of Historic Insights to Help You Make Sense of the Fiasco in Syria
It’s hard to imagine what the jury is going to make of this James Forcillo’s explanation of why he emptied his service pistol, nine rounds in all, into Sammy Yatim while the young man was standing in the aisle of a Toronto streetcar. According to Forci… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Forcillo’s Fairy Tale