It’s quite a gathering. 55-warships from 13-NATO countries are taking part in Exercise Joint Warrior in the waters off Scotland. This year’s war games are considered especially important given the perceived resurgence of Russian naval forces.
They take place against a background of rising concern about Russian expansionism but the Ministry of Defence said . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Guess Who Can’t Make the Party?
This episode looks at the political economy of land in Canada and the Canadian state’s relationship with First Nations as mediated by land. I’m happy to bring together two guests who deal extensively with these issues and pose challenges to rethink the way land is governed.
My first guest is Hayden King, . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Podcast: First Nations and the political economy of land
Protecteur Being Towed Home
Mr. Harper. It’s probably not a brilliant idea to get into Vlad Putin’s face when you’ve left Canada with as navy so neglected that it can’t defend one coast much less three. Our essential supply ships beaten and battered, our air defence destroyers rotted out – it takes a Heart . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Royal Canadian Rent-a-Navy
If Brazeau stays on as an independent Senator, he’ll cost Canadian taxpayers at lease $7-million by the time he retires approximately 37 years from today. By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 8, 2013: Conservative Sen. Patrick Brazeau’s charges of assault and sexual assault offer Prime Minister Stephen Harper the opportunity to do the . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Senator Patrick Brazeau Must Go!
by Algonquin Nation Secretariat And Programs and Services Ottawa, Jan. 22, 2013 – The Algonquin communities of Timiskaming, Wolf Lake, and Eagle Village today announce their assertion of Aboriginal rights and title to their traditional territories. The purpose of the announcement is to put other governments on notice, and to establish a firm basis for . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: First Nations’ statement of assertion of Aboriginal rights and title
This is what I told the MNR via their online consultation system about their pondering extending leases on cottages within the boundaries of Algonquin provincial park. In short: They’ve had a good run. And now they’re done.
. . . → Read More: cmkl: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources contemplates extending cottage leases in Algonquin Park
We’ve thought of Achray. We’re headed to the park (we hope) in August, and were hoping to keep crowds to a dull roar. We’re willing to do a couple of short portages (aka less than 500m each). We’ll be coming from Ottawa and driving four or five hours is about as much as the family . . . → Read More: cmkl: Looking for kid-friendly Algonquin interior destinations