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Alberta Politics: Media scolding about ‘political correctness’ is baloney; hats off to MRU student who spoke out against Trump cap

PHOTOS: “Make America Hate Again.” (Jake May, MLive.com) Below: U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Canadian politicians Kellie Leitch and Jason Kenney. They’re not the only ones, unfortunately. Can anyone in Alberta’s mainstream media seriously claim to have been surprised by the vile stream of threats, abuse and harassment unleashed on a Mount Royal University […]

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Montreal Simon: Why Donald Trump Has Just Destroyed His Own Campaign

In my last post I predicted that Donald Trump’s so-called birther campaign would do him enormous damage.

By finally exposing him as a dirty old crackpot.

But now I’m sure it will destroy him.
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Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Crackpot Candidate

He has been trying to soften his image, and portray himself as a reasonable man. A man who loves children and black people, not a deranged demagogue.

And it has boosted his polls.

But sadly for Donald Trump, he can only be reasonable for so long, before the voices in his head start screaming, and he reveals his inner racism.

And now, just as he was doing so well, he may have stuck a fork in his own campaign.
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Alberta Politics: Friday, Sept. 23, will be Resignation Day for Jason Kenney, PC leadership candidate tells St. Albert campaign stop

PHOTO: Alberta Progressive Conservative Party leadership candidate Jason Kenney shares a laugh with a supporter last night. Below: He brings his message to the party rank and file in St. Albert. Friday, Sept. 23, will be Resignation Day for Jason Kenney, the Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership candidate told a crowd of about 50, most of […]

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daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Can we not go a week without someone threatening to harm the Premier?

“I’ve been beating this drum for 10,11 years. I will continue to beat it, I promise. But it’s against the law to beat Rachel Notley…” – Wildrose leader Brian Jean Speaking at a town hall forum in Fort McMurray, Fort… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Can we not go a week without someone threatening to harm the Premier?

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Postmedia columnists and Fraser Institute team up to attack the Alberta’s climate change plan

The full court press against the Alberta government’s Climate Leadership Plan continued today as Postmedia business columnists Gary Lamphier and Claudia Cattaneo dutifully and uncritically weighed in on the latest report from the right-win… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Postmedia columnists and Fraser Institute team up to attack the Alberta’s climate change plan

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: What President Obama said about Canada, Alberta and Climate Change

During his address to the Canadian Parliament on June 29, 2016, United States President Barack Obama singled out Alberta as a leader in the fight against climate change. Here is the excerpt from his speech where he spoke about climate change:… Conti… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: What President Obama said about Canada, Alberta and Climate Change

The Canadian Progressive: President Barack Obama’s address to the Canadian Parliament

U.S. President Barack Obama visited Ottawa this week for “The Three Amigos Summit” and addressed the Canadian Parliament. A pleasurable speech that had our legislators applauding again and again, it was. The post President Barack Obama’s addres… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: President Barack Obama’s address to the Canadian Parliament

Alberta Politics: Hard truth from the Parkland Institute: New pipelines won’t much improve the price fetched by Alberta oil from Bitumen

PHOTOS: An oil tanker, floating in “tidewater” – in this case the balmy Persian Gulf. Below: Earth scientist David Hughes, and a caribou strolling along a pipeline, this one in Alaska. That’s tonight’s harvest of royalty-free photographs. My … . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Hard truth from the Parkland Institute: New pipelines won’t much improve the price fetched by Alberta oil from Bitumen

Montreal Simon: One More Reason I’m Going to Miss Barack Obama

I realize that many progressives don't like Barack Obama, and like to claim he was worse than George Bush or Richard Nixon.Like some progressives in this country like to claim that Justin Trudeau is worse than Stephen Harper.But although he was not… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: One More Reason I’m Going to Miss Barack Obama

Alberta Politics: Just when the nattering nabobs of neoliberal negativism felt safe to write off the NDP, the crack of Doomsday opens!

PHOTOS: Actor David Suchet as Agatha Christie’s imaginary Hercule Poirot. Below: Postmedia Alberta Frankenpaper political columnist Lorne Gunter, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Alberta Prosperity Fund President Barry Mc… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Just when the nattering nabobs of neoliberal negativism felt safe to write off the NDP, the crack of Doomsday opens!

Cowichan Conversations: Bernie Sanders Rallies Thousands In The Rain At Seattle’s Key Arena

It has been surreal watching the US media pandering to Donald Trump and lionizing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders has been almost entirely ignored, especially by Fox and CNN but the other networks Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Bernie Sanders Rallies Thousands In The Rain At Seattle’s Key Arena

Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau, Obama, and the Progressive Torch

In one of my last posts I wrote about Justin Trudeau's magical visit to Washington, and how happy I was to see him connect so well with Obama.The first black President of the United States, and a man I greatly admire.Especially at such a troubling … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau, Obama, and the Progressive Torch

Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau’s Fairy Tale Visit To The White House

Justin Trudeau's visit to the White House yesterday had an almost dreamlike or fairy tale quality to it.Like a fairy tale it all seemed too perfect to be true.And it was a bromance.Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau’s Fairy Tale Visit To The White House

The Canadian Progressive: Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau during Canadian leader’s first official White House visit

US President Barack Obama welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his first official visit to the White House on Thursday. Here are the remarks issued by the two leaders during a joint press conference. The post Remarks by President Obama … . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau during Canadian leader’s first official White House visit

Eh Types: The Promise of Prime Ministers and Presidents

When President Obama looks across the table at his guest of honour this evening, one wonders if his lamb may be complemented by a taste of envy. Both he and Prime Minister Trudeau will enjoy what will certainly be an exquisite meal. Like the campaigns … . . . → Read More: Eh Types: The Promise of Prime Ministers and Presidents

Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau, the Americans, and the Con Bullies

David Parkins/Globe and MailAs Justin Trudeau prepares to leave for Washington, I think it's safe to say that the Globe is probably right, for once. It almost certainly will be a media circus.What with so many Americans curious about our cool new … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau, the Americans, and the Con Bullies

Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau and the Anti-Trump Factor

Next week Justin Trudeau will set off on a three-day visit to Washington, which will include a glittering state dinner at the White House. The first for a Canadian Prime Minister in almost twenty years.And while he will discuss plans with Obama for a… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau and the Anti-Trump Factor

Alberta Politics: Year in review: from plunging oil to rising hope, the Top Ten news stories of 2015

PHOTOS: Cameras try to follow a nearly invisible Rachel Notley through the crowd at an Edmonton hotel on May 5, 2015, moments after she had been declared the winner of the Alberta election. No one could quite believe that the NDP had just won a majorit… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Year in review: from plunging oil to rising hope, the Top Ten news stories of 2015

LeDaro: Barack Obama: Great patriot and musician

LeDaro: OBAMA AND THE GRUOP

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LeDaro: U.S Federal Elections

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Susan on the Soapbox: POTUS Kills Keystone XL

On Friday Barack Obama refused to issue a presidential permit allowing TCPL’s Keystone XL pipeline to cross the border between Canada and the United States.

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Obama rejected KXL because it wouldn’t meaningfully contribute to the economy, reduce gas prices or enhance America’s energy security. He described the urgent need to transition to a . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: POTUS Kills Keystone XL

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Keystone XL is dead. New government means climate change back on the agenda.

Having enjoyed the last week in the sunny Berkeley, California, it felt odd to turn on the car radio to hear the local disc jockeys discussing the tarsands and the merits of a pipeline that would pump unrefined bitumen from Canada to Texas. Being one of… Continue Reading →

Alberta Politics: It’s official: the Harper Government’s approach to petro-diplomacy was a spectacular flop

PHOTOS: The White House, home of the Most Powerful Person, etc. Below: Stephen Harper, one of the architects of Canada’s Bitumen bullying export policy, the fruits of which are now apparent; Barack Obama, President of the United States. The office of the President of the United States may not be what it once was, but . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: It’s official: the Harper Government’s approach to petro-diplomacy was a spectacular flop