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Northern Reflections: In Harperland, Stupidity Rules

Perhaps stupidity is a virus. Despite the verdict in the Duffy trial, Michael Harris writes, stupidity still rules in a lot of roosts:A significant part of the Canadian Establishment is not only blaming a victim — it’s blaming an exonerated victim…. . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: In Harperland, Stupidity Rules

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Scarlatti Sonata in D Minor K141

This D minor effort is one of Scarlatti’s finest Sonatas and also one of his most unusual: it is really a toccata whose focus on repeated notes is said to be an attempt to imitate the sonorities of a mandolin. In addition, it makes considerable demands on the soloist with hand-crossings and other keyboard acrobatics […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Scarlatti Sonata in D Minor K141

DeSmogBlog: Regulations, Not Carbon Pricing, Are Key to Reducing Emissions, Expert Says

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna earlier this month said the federal government does not have a preferred carbon pricing system. Whether the provinces and territories go with cap and trade or a carbon tax, McKenna simply wants to see Canada produ… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Regulations, Not Carbon Pricing, Are Key to Reducing Emissions, Expert Says

Montreal Simon: Why Are We Still Building a Monument To Stephen Harper?

Well it's going to be a lot smaller than Stephen Harper had hoped.And it won't be erected right in front of the Supreme Court, on the ground reserved for a new federal court building widely expected to be named after Pierre Trudeau.So Harper co… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Are We Still Building a Monument To Stephen Harper?

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Flying the checklist – Government’s comms problem Part II #nlpoli

The Liberals under Dwight Ball have had a steady run of problems with managing issues, policies, and positions.  The current mess they face with the 2016 budget is really nothing more than a very big version of the problems they have had continuou… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Flying the checklist – Government’s comms problem Part II #nlpoli

Alberta Politics: Where’s the beef? Alberta’s cattle industry is only getting what it ordered from Earls

PHOTOS: Where’s the beef? Not in Alberta, if this province’s beef industry can do anything about it. One thing this story has nothing to do with is small-time ranchers like the guy on the steer or independent restaurants like the one run by the mom… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Where’s the beef? Alberta’s cattle industry is only getting what it ordered from Earls

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Five CEOs hold a press conference in a penthouse boardroom

It was a case of political friendly fire. With only days left before Election Day, the anti-NDP fear campaign was in full-gear but this shot might have been the final nail in the coffin for Alberta’s 44-year old Progressive Conservative… Continue R… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Five CEOs hold a press conference in a penthouse boardroom

Scripturient: The stench of entitlement

You’d think politicians would learn from the recent investigations into Senate spending and the Mike Duffy trial, that Canadians have no tolerance for the gimme, gimme, gimme of politicians. Canadians don’t like the smell of a sense of ent… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: The stench of entitlement

The Decarie Report: April 28: Journalism 101

It’s a standard practice that the banner headline for Section A of a newspaper deals with the major story of the day. And the major story of today is – wait for it – a new middle school is to be built in Dieppe.There was actually another and bigger sto… . . . → Read More: The Decarie Report: April 28: Journalism 101

Warren Kinsella: A snippet, from the perspective of Mexico, from next week’s column

PUNTA NIZUC, MEXICO – A wall. Donald Trump, the bilious billionaire who is edging ever-closer to the Oval Office, wants to build a great big wall between this country and the United States. He says he is going to get Mexicans to pay for it. The reason? Mexicans are “rapists,” he says. “Murderers,” too. Now, […] . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: A snippet, from the perspective of Mexico, from next week’s column

DeSmogBlog: Brave, Beautiful, Renewable: Exploring Geothermal Energy in Iceland

A drive along Iceland’s ‘ring road,’ a winding narrow highway that encircles the isolated island’s 1,332 kilometre circumference, will take you from the sublime to the beautifully desolate in quick succession as views of snow spotted mountains … . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Brave, Beautiful, Renewable: Exploring Geothermal Energy in Iceland

Things Are Good: Email, Productivity, And How You Feel

Dealing with an endless stream of emails is challenge in any office environment – even just socially it can be rather taxing. The solution to email always seems to be just around the corner with a new startup from Silicon Valley appearing every year to “save” us from email. Here’s an idea it’s not that […]

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A Different Point of View....: Justin Trudeau: Will he be remembered as the man who saved Canada or the Prince of Selfies?

By not telling Canadians the truth about the governments’ almost certain inability to control future carbon emissions, Justin Trudeau is guilty of downplaying the greatest issue ever to face the country and the world – an issue that will have dire cons… . . . → Read More: A Different Point of View….: Justin Trudeau: Will he be remembered as the man who saved Canada or the Prince of Selfies?

Bill Longstaff: The inevitability of the BDS movement

The Palestinians need a Canadian champion, specifically a political champion. None of our three main political parties will stand up for them. It would normally be the responsibility of the NDP to demand justice for these beleaguered people—after a… . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: The inevitability of the BDS movement

The Disaffected Lib: A Cautionary Tale – Oil’s Days are Numbered

Sorry, Rachel. Sorry, Justin. Sorry, Brad. The heyday of high-cost, high-carbon oil is drawing to a close. Not your fault. You just happen to be stuck with the filthiest, costliest faux oil there is in a world market awash in cheap, lower-carbon oil.Th… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: A Cautionary Tale – Oil’s Days are Numbered

Warren Kinsella: I laugh at danger

Michael Hale will recall this is like my now-legendary Yukon grizzly bear stunt. That’s me in the Mexican water, on the left. That’s a red flag, indicating sharks in the water, on the right.  I live on the edge, baby. . . . → Read More: Warren Kinsella: I laugh at danger

mark a rayner: Congo: a chimp, an artist, a cautionary tale

Congo began his artistic career when he worked with Desmond Morris, anthropologist, TV presenter and writer of such books as The Human Animal, The Naked Ape, and Chimps-r-Us. Initially, Morris gave Congo the paints just to mess with the poor ape’… . . . → Read More: mark a rayner: Congo: a chimp, an artist, a cautionary tale

The Disaffected Lib: It Was Always Just a Matter of Time

Even Republicans are beginning to lose their taste for climate change denialism. According to Scientific American this is big news. Hardly.The Achilles’ Heel of climate change denialism is that it pits empty belief against scientific fact. Belief is a … . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: It Was Always Just a Matter of Time

The Disaffected Lib: Donald Trump Really Doesn’t Get It

Donald Trump sees America as the selfless benefactor of the world.  In his worldview, America gives, everybody else takes.The Big Orange Behemoth figures that, if he wins the White House, he’ll change all that, balance the books with other countri… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Donald Trump Really Doesn’t Get It

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday April 28, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by @wiselaw on Apr 28, 2016 at 6:33am PDTDo employees have different severance entitlements under the Employment Standards Ac… . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on the Conference Board of Canada’s environmental report card – and the conclusions we should draw from both Saskatchewan’s last-place finish, and the typically appalling response from the Wall government.For further reading…- Brendan Haley dis… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.- Allan Woods looks into the pitiful responses to states of emergency declared by First Nations, as well as a decade and a half worth of neglect of cries for help from Pikangikum First Nation in particular. Krist… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Divine Spark Inside Me

For the past couple of weeks, we haven’t used our front door.  We enter and exit through the garage so we don’t disturb the temporary home of a young family of purple finches nesting in our porch light. We don’t turn on the light on either, becaus… . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Divine Spark Inside Me

Scripturient: Not quite seven signs of the apocalypse

A 2014 story on Salon, titled 7 things Americans think are more plausible than man-made global warming made its way around Facebook again, recently. It lists seven statistics about things Americans believe in more than they believe that human activi… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Not quite seven signs of the apocalypse

DeSmogBlog: Peace River Break a Critical Conservation Corridor in Rare Intact Mountain Ecosystem

By Tim Burkhart, former researcher with the Cohen Commission and Peace River Break Coordinator with the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. On a clear day after the thaw, I climb a meandering hiking trail through thick forest, crossing … . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Peace River Break a Critical Conservation Corridor in Rare Intact Mountain Ecosystem