Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada’s corporate media “boycotted” PowerShift 2012 conference

by Obert Madondo | Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/obert-madondo/aboriginal-canada_b_2062293.html The media largely boycotted the youth-led Power Shift 2012 conference, which took place in Ottawa and Gatineau last weekend. The four-day conference brought together more than 1,000 youth from across Canada (a Google search of “Power Shift 2012″ followed by the names of major Canadian newspapers turns up nothing). It called on the Harper ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Canada’s Worst Senator Patrick Brazeau Disappears From Twitter

No comment yet from Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who appointed Brazeau to the Senate in 2008. On Wednesday, I blogged about the Conservative Senator, who called Canadian Press reporter Jennifer Ditchburn a “bitch” on Twitter. Senator Brazeau was mad that the reporter had highlighted his poor performance record in Canada’s appointed upper house of Parliament. Now ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Worst Canadian in The World: Senator Patrick Brazeau

Meet Patrick Brazeau (pictured), the sexist Canadian senator who called Ottawa-based reporter, Jennifer Ditchburn, a bitch yesterday. Her crime: she’d done her job by highlighting his poor attendance record in Canada’s appointed upper house of Parliament. He immediately issued a “reluctant” apology. Why did Brazeau call the reporter a bitch? She was just doing her ...