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The Disaffected Lib: Scotland Reacts

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced there’ll be a second independence referendum in the wake of yesterday’s Brexit vote. . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Scotland Reacts

The Disaffected Lib: Deep Breaths. The World Didn’t End – Not Yet.

If there was ever a time to revive the iconic 1939 poster it just could be now. Then, Britain faced Hitler, the Nazi horde and six sometimes terrifying years of world war. Now, Britain faces Brexit. That should lend a bit of perspective.The simple fact… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Deep Breaths. The World Didn’t End – Not Yet.

DeSmogBlog: Unimpeded Rivers Crucial as Climate Changes: New Study

Gravel-bed rivers and their floodplains are the lifeblood of ecosystems and need to be allowed to run and flood unimpeded if species are to be protected and communities are to cope with climate change, a ground-breaking scientific study has found. Th… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Unimpeded Rivers Crucial as Climate Changes: New Study

Warren Kinsella: Adler-Kinsella Show: in which we don’t discuss Brexit, because we didn’t think it would happen

…but we talked about Chretien and other things. There are some surprises in here, if you care to listen. . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Adler-Kinsella Show: in which we don’t discuss Brexit, because we didn’t think it would happen

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week.- In the wake of yesterday’s Brexit vote, David Dayen points out how the failure of technocratic policy left many voters believing they had nothing to lose in abandoning the European Union. Dawn Foster highlights the r… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Morton's Musings: Supreme Court holds tribunal finding is entitled to deference

British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal) v. Fraser Health Authority, 2016 SCC 25:The standard of review applicable to a tribunal’s original decision requires curial deference, absent a finding of fact or law that is patently u… . . . → Read More: Morton’s Musings: Supreme Court holds tribunal finding is entitled to deference

kirbycairo: Britex implications. . . .

Watching England vote to leave the European Union is a strange experience. It is one of those events which leave you dazed and confused but which may, a few years from now, prove to have huge implications of the future of Europe and the world in genera… . . . → Read More: kirbycairo: Britex implications. . . .

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Friday June 24, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jun 24, 2016 at 6:55am PDTCan an employer lawfully terminate an exceptional employee who has ha… . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

A Canadian Lefty in Occupied Land: Review: A Labour of Liberation

[Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay. A Labour of Liberation. Regina, SK: Changing Suns Press, 2016.] This is the first book that I’ve read from Changing Suns Press, a new independent publisher with anti-authoritarian politics based in Regina, Saskatchewan. When… . . . → Read More: A Canadian Lefty in Occupied Land: Review: A Labour of Liberation

Half an Hour: Brexit

One day a new political party will form in Canada – let’s call it the Union party – pledging to put the country to a referendum on whether to join the United States.It’s something we’ve been pulled toward for years, with the free trade agreement, NAFTA… . . . → Read More: Half an Hour: Brexit

Warren Kinsella: This isn’t a rock video, it’s a documentary

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Politics and its Discontents: Our Unfathomable Equanimity

While the world convulses and gyrates over the results of the Brexit vote, I can’t help but wonder why not even a scintilla of that passion can be brought to a much greater threat to our collective well-being: climate change. Star reader Judith Deutsch… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Our Unfathomable Equanimity

Babel-on-the-Bay: On curiously confused commentary.

Not being a regular reader of the right-wing National Post, we are not as familiar with commentator John Ivison. He appears to be a believer in conspiracy theories. In his commentary of June 22, he wrote of Linking pipelines to planes and CO2. According to Mr. Ivison, it all appears to be a dastardly Liberal […] . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: On curiously confused commentary.

Montreal Simon: The Con Media and the Cult of Jason Kenney

As you may remember, when I last dropped in on the ghastly Con Jason Kenney he was busy consulting his shiny crystal ball.And trying to decide whether to run for the leadership of the Harper Party, or leave Ottawa and try to unite the right in Alberta… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Media and the Cult of Jason Kenney

Warren Kinsella: Winners: racists and the economically illiterate. Losers: everyone else.

  WINNERS Racists, nativists and isolationists: There is a reason why Trump, Le Pen and their ilk favoured a “leave” vote: their prospects are always improved when people are divided and not united. Last night, they won a decisive victory by railing against immigrants, governments and “bankers” (cf., The Jews). Trump, in particular, has had […] . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: Winners: racists and the economically illiterate. Losers: everyone else.

Excited Delirium: The National Observer: PostMedia Pawn?

What happened National Observer? Why are you on the wrong side of Canada’s great media debate? . . . → Read More: Excited Delirium: The National Observer: PostMedia Pawn?

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Vivaldi Recorder Concerto RV 433

The Largo and Presto movements from Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto in F Major for Recorder and Strings, RV 433, with soloist Hanneke van Proosdij, recorder, and the San Francisco Early Music Ensemble Voices of Music. Such a far cry from the elementary music classes that feature the recorder.Filed under: Music Tagged: La tempesta di mare, RV […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Vivaldi Recorder Concerto RV 433

Northern Reflections: For Good Or Ill

Britain is out. Yesterday was momentous and there is no telling what the consequences will be. But, Andrew Nikiforuk writes, yesterday had everything to do with what he calls, “the misery of bigness:”Years ago, the great Austrian economist Leopold Kohr… . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: For Good Or Ill

DeSmogBlog: South Australia’s Renewable Energy Progress Sets An Example For The World

First-time visitors to Australia are often drawn to the big city attractions of Sydney and Melbourne or the fabulous beaches of Queensland’s Gold Coast. I’ve always had a soft spot for Adelaide in South Australia, a city built more on a human scale… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: South Australia’s Renewable Energy Progress Sets An Example For The World

Excited Delirium: Bye, Bye Britain

Unprecedented peace and stability for the last 70 years? Unprecedented growth and economic opportunity since the end of World War II? The greatest economic market by value? Nope. We choose #Brexit. The voters of Britain have decided to go it alone. G… . . . → Read More: Excited Delirium: Bye, Bye Britain

Canadian Dimension: Cheri DiNovo’s Kicks off the NDP Leadership Contest

Photo by Marc Demouy Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament Cheri DiNovo is the first declared candidate for the Federal New Democratic Party leadership contest. After initially announcing an ‘unofficial’ c… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: Cheri DiNovo’s Kicks off the NDP Leadership Contest

Montreal Simon: Scotland Prepares to Give Donald Trump a Rough Reception

It's hard for me to imagine a more disturbing image. This file picture of Donald Trump screaming like a maniac at one of his two Scottish gold courses. With a piper beaming behind him.And in the background the grass covered dunes, that line the sho… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Scotland Prepares to Give Donald Trump a Rough Reception

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: 11 minutes and 11 seconds #nlpoli

Dwight Ball was at Memorial University on Thursday morning to represent the provincial government in a joint announcement with Judy Foote on some capital funding to finish the new science building on campus.The announcement is good for the university, … . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: 11 minutes and 11 seconds #nlpoli

Blunt Objects Blog: #EUref takeway

It is a sad thing to see a country tear itself as the United Kingdom has just done.With nearly all the ballots counted, roughly 52% of 72% of voters in the UK opted to Leave the European Union,  with stark divides among demographic, geographic and… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects Blog: #EUref takeway

Alberta Politics: You take the high road and we’ll take the low road: The Kenney Cabal’s strategy to grab back power in Alberta for the right

PHOTOS: Jason Kenney with Preston Manning. Below: Likely Kenney opponents Sandra Jansen, another possible PC candidate, and Brian Jean, leader of the Wildrose Party in happier times. In many ways, as was said here two days ago, Jason Kenney is a miscas… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: You take the high road and we’ll take the low road: The Kenney Cabal’s strategy to grab back power in Alberta for the right