The Canadian Progressive: Conservative MP’s Stay Home Comments Insult Women, New Immigrants

Conservative MP Bob Dechert insulted Canadian women, immigrant women and new Canadians’ cultures when he said “moms can stay at home, which they’re used to.” The post Conservative MP’s Stay Home Comments Insult Women, New Immigrants appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Accidental Deliberations: Deep thought

If there’s any more important qualification for a Harper Con cabinet member than being described as “incredibly stupid” with a “colossal lack of judgment”, it’s a willingess to mislead the public.

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Gerald Caplan laments the difficulty in trying to comment reasonably on the actions of a government whose attitude toward reason ranges from overt hostility to wilful blindness: Stephen Harper has just declared that the greatest security threat to Canada is something he called “Islamicism.” I’ve seen no sensible ...

Bob Dechert

This coverage of his emails is ridiculous.  Can it stop now, please.  Thank you.  This is not news. 

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your weekend reading. – As I’d suspected, the Cons are making clear that the kind of behaviour that would get any mere civil servant fired on the spot will be treated as entirely unobjectionable in a parliamentary secretary like Bob Dechert. – Meanwhile, it shouldn’t come as much surprise that the ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – David Olive points out the growing consensus that those who have benefited most from free-market economics and bailouts alike should be expected to contribute more to the price of civilization – and the unsustainability of the system that’s led to growing inequality: “My friends and I have been ...