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Politics and its Discontents: A Bit Of Anti-Union Hysteria From John Ivison

It’s funny, isn’t it, that the Harper regime can use our tax dollars to monitor us, manipulate us, and promulgate all kinds of propaganda, but somehow it’s not right, indeed downright unholy, according to the National Post’s John Ivison, when unions fight back.

Said journalist suggests Mr. Harper should consider calling an early election, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Bit Of Anti-Union Hysteria From John Ivison

Politics and its Discontents: Too Good Not To Share

This one’s for you, young Tim.

H/t Union Thugs Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Hudak’s ‘Truth’ Exposed For The Lie It Is

In response to an opinion piece written by Stephen Skyvington espousing the Tim Hudak canard that mandatory union membership is one of the reasons Ontario is faring so badly economically, Hamilton Spectator readers weigh in with insights of their own:

Hudak is no friend of the workers

Spectator readers fooled by Stephen Skyvington’s opinion . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Hudak’s ‘Truth’ Exposed For The Lie It Is

Politics and its Discontents: Rick Salutin On Teacher Unions

We seem to be in the constant throes of anti-union sentiment during a time they are most needed. The right wing, including Ontario Conservative leader young Tim Hudak, seems to be especially enamored of the phrases “union bosses” and “workplace democracy,” both thinly-disguised anti-union euphemisms. And now that teachers are taking their fight against Dalton . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Rick Salutin On Teacher Unions

Politics and its Discontents: Tim Hudak’s Anti-Unionism

Never an original or deep thinker, young Tim Hudak, whose recent decision to rely on demagoguery in place of reason by condemning unions as the reason for the poor economy in Ontario, has provoked a spirited response from Star readers, some of whose letters you can peruse here. Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Tim Hudak’s Anti-Unionism

Politics and its Discontents: Is This Really Negotiating?

While I have sometimes been critical of my former union, The Ontario Secondary Teachers Federation, both in this blog and my other one, I have always been a supporter and advocate of unions. I was particularly surprised and pleased that yesterday, in contrast to the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) accepting a . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Is This Really Negotiating?

Politics and its Discontents: The Source of Young Tim Hudak’s Inspiration

I recently wrote a brief post on young Mr. Hudak’s simple-minded and dysfunctional ‘vision’ for returning Ontario to its former industrial glory: gut the unions, a policy which, if ever enacted, would be disastrous for the men and women who currently enjoy workplace benefits, decent wages, and protection from arbitrary dismissal thanks to . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Source of Young Tim Hudak’s Inspiration

Politics and its Discontents: My Name Is Tim – Hear Me Roar

To what I suspect is the surprise of few, young Tim Hudak, to whom I have made the occasional reference in this blog, continues to underwhelm as the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. His latest ‘policy’, perhaps hatched at the supper table with wife Deborah, to make Ontario more ‘attractive’ to employers . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: My Name Is Tim – Hear Me Roar