Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger
I am a life long New Democrat and I am appalled at the ‘weak as water’ positioning that the Thomas Mulcair led NDP have offered in regard to the Harper anti terror Bill C 51, a bill that will, if passed, turn Canada into a CSIS Police State.
Mulcair . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Bill C-51–Trudeau Liberals and Mulcair New Democrats Put Party First-Canada Second
This and that for your Tuesday reading.
– Bill Moyers offers up a superb summary and reading list on inequality: Inequality in America: How bad is it? In 2011, Mother Jones published a series of charts capturing the depth of inequality in the US, which remains one of the best big-picture looks at the problem out there. We have greater . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links
TweetThe Christmas season is nearly upon us, and what better time than the present to purchase some new reading material for a political junkie or policy wonk dear to your heart. Authors of two new books about Canadian politics will be speaking about their new books and signing copies in Edmonton in the coming weeks. . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Christmas presents for politicos: Joe Clark and Brad Lavigne launch new books in Edmonton
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger
It has been a little more than a month now since the BC election ballots were counted. The shocking results shook the province, certainly the NDP and absolutely delighted the victorious Christy Clark. Her once edgy caucus, many of whom had moved as far away as possible, are . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: BC NDP Provinical Council to Meet: Will it be a Blame Game or a Real Review?
Assorted content for your Saturday reading.
– Kate Heartfield worries that the NRA knows exactly what it’s doing with its jaw-dropping response to the Newtown shootings – and that it should be all too familiar based on the tactics of the Harper Cons: It’s ridiculous, but ridiculous works, time and time again. “Elite” no longer . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links
This and that to end your Saturday.
– Andrew Jackson comments on how a premature push for austerity has driven the global economy to the brink of more disaster – as slashing intended to summon the confidence fairies has instead led businesses to reasonably conclude it’s not worth trying to grow. And Trish Hennessy adds . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links
Just wanted to note this nugget in a CBC report on NDP changes now that Mulcair is leader: B.C. MP Peter Julian will be caucus chair and Anne McGrath will remain chief of staff during the transition before leaving in June.
But Brad Lavigne, who was the party’s national director and principal secretary to Layton . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Change under Mulcair