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daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: How Young Voters are accessing information about elections, from the National Youth Voter Survey

“Young people don’t vote,” is a common refrain heard in Canadian politics and until recently, low voter turnout by younger voters supported that claim. The recently released National Youth Voter Survey conducted by Elections Canada following th… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: How Young Voters are accessing information about elections, from the National Youth Voter Survey

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Youth Overcame Harper’s Fair Elections Act, Owned 2015 Federal Election

Brigette DePape was right when she vowed that “despite the Harper government making it harder for us to vote, young people are going to be the game-changers nobody saw coming” during the 2015 federal election. Elections Canada’s 2015 National Youth… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Youth Overcame Harper’s Fair Elections Act, Owned 2015 Federal Election

Politics and its Discontents: A Tale Of Two Canadas

That is the title of a very interesting piece by Michael Valpy in today’s Star that is well-worth reading. His thesis offers something of a challenge to a post I put up the other day talking about the fact that our core values as Canadians managed to s… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Tale Of Two Canadas

Politics and its Discontents: Redefining Government

Those of us who followed closely the dark years of the Harper regime are well-aware of its ethos: government is an impediment and an intrusive force, foisting itself upon people who would be far better off left alone. The tax-cut policies of the regime, along with the creation of TFSAs, the underfunding of programs, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Redefining Government

Scott's DiaTribes: Election 42 Post-mortem. Good things ahead for Liberals nationally, and in Brantford-Brant

The campaign is over for the 42nd general election, and I will make a slow but gradual return to normalcy and to blogging. I have been notably absent from here.. mainly because I have more or less been volunteering on my friend Danielle Takac’s Brantford-Brant campaign full time (more on that in a bit). As . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Election 42 Post-mortem. Good things ahead for Liberals nationally, and in Brantford-Brant

Politics and its Discontents: Rick’s Rant: About Those Conservative Newspaper Endorsements

Redoubtable Rick is relentless in his excoriation of both The Globe and Mail and The National Post for their corporate-driven endorsements of the Harper regime during our recent election:

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daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: What do the federal election results mean for Edmonton and Alberta?

With the excitement of the 2015 federal election one week behind us, now is a good time to take a look at how the results of the election could impact Edmonton and Alberta. The reality of a majority Liberal government in Ottawa… Continue Reading →

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Environmentalists expect a renewed relationship with Trudeau government

Persecuted during Harper’s divisive politics, Canada’s environmentalists look forward to a renewed relationship with the Justin Trudeau federal government, says David Suzuki.

The post David Suzuki: Environmentalists expect a renewed relationship with Trudeau government appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Politics and its Discontents: On The Post-Election Employment Prospects Of The Harper Fallen

In Power Play’s Don Martin’s considered opinion, they are decidedly dim:

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Politics and its Discontents: On The Restoration Of Canada’s Soul And Other Matters

There is a series of excellent letters in today’s Star that I hope you will take time to read. I am reproducing the first two dealing with what the ejection of Harper means for Canada; the third, about the long-form census, is followed by a link to an As It Happens interview with Munir . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: On The Restoration Of Canada’s Soul And Other Matters

Trashy's World: Harperendum, the main stream media and some final thoughts on #elxn42…

With the revelations that in the dying days of the campaign a strategy was floated in the CPC war room that would have Harper come out and declare that this would be his last election, it confirms something that I suspected a few weeks ago: that the election had shifted to a referendum on Harper. . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Harperendum, the main stream media and some final thoughts on #elxn42…

Calgary Grit: Ready

Three years ago, there were very real questions being asked about whether or not the Liberal Party would still exist after the next federal election. The party was in a death spiral, having fallen to just 35 seats in the previous election.

I was still blogging regularly at the time – this was . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: Ready

Politics and its Discontents: On Faith Restored

This will be a brief post, as there are likely far more interesting things to read from the professional pundits, but I would like to offer a few reflections on the implications of last night’s election results.

The past ten years have seen some very dark times for Canadians. Probably one of the darkest . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: On Faith Restored

Calgary Grit: The West is in

When I first started blogging over ten years ago, I wasn’t sure a night like tonight would ever come to pass. But, ladies and gentlemen, I present your first TWO Calgary Liberal MPs in over 40 years:

And a very honourable mention to Matt Grant in Calgary Confederation, who ran one of the . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: The West is in

The Canadian Progressive: A Canadian Progressive’s Case Against Justin Trudeau Becoming Canada’s Next Prime Minister

Here are The Canadian Progressive’s ten arguments against Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau replacing Stephen Harper as Canada’s next prime minister:

The post A Canadian Progressive’s Case Against Justin Trudeau Becoming Canada’s Next Prime Minister appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

LeDaro: The Day of Change

I hope Canadians send Harper harping back to Calgary. Harper has damaged our country’s reputation, muzzled scientists, and ran a campaign based on racial intolerance. It is time for him to go.

Also, everyone, exercise your democratic right, vote.

Calgary Grit: Calgary Grits

For Calgary Liberals who have had doors slammed in their faces, who have been the punchline of countless political jokes, who have worked hard for great candidates only to see them in single digits on election night. For all of you, yesterday was truly gratifying.

Seeing the Liberal Party leader make TWO stops in Alberta . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: Calgary Grits

Politics and its Discontents: Decision Time

It has been, in the estimation of most people, an almost unbearably long campaign; its eleven weeks’ duration likely tested the mettle of the most ardent of political junkies. Yet at the same time it has probably served at least one positive purpose for those who don’t follow politics very closely: it has laid . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Decision Time

The Canadian Progressive: Jack Layton: “Don’t let them tell you it can’t be done”

With opinion polls and the corporate media already declaring Justin Trudeau the winner of the 2015 federal election, the late Jack Layton would tell Thomas Mulcair and the New Democrats: “Don’t let them tell you it can’t be done.”

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Politics and its Discontents: On The Company You Keep

This kind of makes it easy to judge Harper, doesn’t it?

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The Canadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau voted YES to Harper’s “Zero Tolerance for #BarbaricCulturalPractices Act”

Justin Trudeau and 29 other Liberals voted YES to Stephen Harper’s Bill S-7, the “Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act”, a law that appeals to white supremacism and proposes “zero tolerance” for the Other’s “barbarism”.

The post Justin Trudeau voted YES to Harper’s “Zero Tolerance for #BarbaricCulturalPractices Act” appeared first on The Canadian . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau voted YES to Harper’s “Zero Tolerance for #BarbaricCulturalPractices Act”

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Let’s vote for the values that make Canada great

David Suzuki counts universal health care, clean energy, climate change, racial diversity and tolerance among the Canadian values and key issues worth considering before casting your vote on October 19.

The post David Suzuki: Let’s vote for the values that make Canada great appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Politics and its Discontents: Impending Relief?

For the millions upon millions of Canadians who have grown progressively more heartsick over Stephen Harper’s systematic subversion of our country’s traditions and values these last nine-and-a-half years, relief seems to be within our grasp. We can now quite realistically hope for the end of this hateful and divisive man’s reign. However, those of . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Impending Relief?

Politics and its Discontents: Conservative ‘Team Gosal’ Commits An Election Crime

Baljit Singh Gosal. the Con candidate seeking re-election in Bramalea—Gore—Malton, has apparently dispatched his ‘team’ to commit election crimes, as you will see in the following video. The perpetrators defend their actionss as just doing their job. May justice prevail on October 19.

(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Conservative ‘Team Gosal’ Commits An Election Crime

Trashy's World: My predictions for Monday…

… so you can all laugh at me on Tuesday… (0) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario