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daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Sunday evening candidate nomination updates in Alberta

With a provincial election expected in the next few months, the 43-year long governing Progressive Conservatives are expected to have all their candidates nominated by the end of March 2015 and be in a position to trigger an election soon after…. Continue Reading →

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Nomination update: Yellowhead by-election, Bow River Tories vote, and Anybody but Xiao

TweetPremier Jim Prentice announced this week that five-term Conservative Member of Parliament Rob Merrifield would be appointed as Alberta’s representative in Washington D.C. Mr. Merrifield’s resignation from the House of Commons means that a federal by-election will need to be called in the Yellowhead riding by March 17, 2015. This would be the fourth federal . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Nomination update: Yellowhead by-election, Bow River Tories vote, and Anybody but Xiao

The Canadian Progressive: Idle No More Racism Watch: Manitoba Newspaper’s Racist Editorial

The CBC News is reporting that Gavin van der Linde, the mayor of Morris, a southern Manitoba town, is “furious over what he calls racist comments about aboriginal people in the latest edition of the community newspaper”. The editorial of the Morris Mirror’s current edition (PDF), penned by editor-in-chief Reed Turcotte, also labels Aboriginals and . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Idle No More Racism Watch: Manitoba Newspaper’s Racist Editorial

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Alberta PCs propose uninviting federal Tories to annual meetings.

TweetAn amendment proposed to the constitution of the Progressive Conservative Party by party supporters in Calgary-Glenmore would remove the automatic invitation and voting privileges of federal Conservative Party Members of Parliament at PC Party annual general meetings. The explanation for the proposed amendment was listed in documents circulated by the PC Party this week (pdf): . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Alberta PCs propose uninviting federal Tories to annual meetings.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Bill C-304 Up For Debate?

According to this site, Storseth’s private member’s bill to repeal Section 13 (the hate-speech provision) of the Canadian Human Rights Act was debated again in the HOC yesterday.  Not a single other mention of it in the MSM that I can find.  The gov. and press are sure keeping this on the down-low. I suspect because they . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Bill C-304 Up For Debate?

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: the reform-conservative family feud continues in alberta’s election.

Wildrose is under attack! The same people that caused the Liberal Party of Canada to be in power for 13 uninterrupted years now have Wildrose in their crosshairs. They want nothing more than to see the Redford PCs re-elected to impose their big government knows best, ivory tower views on all of us.

In a . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: the reform-conservative family feud continues in alberta’s election.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Bill C-304 Up Next Week

That’s the one that repeals Section 13, the hate-speech provision in the Canadian Human Rights Act.  A vote will be held next day.

And still sign of the Tory’s plan to beef up the criminal code’s hate speech provisions to replace S.13.

Source . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Bill C-304 Up Next Week

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Storseth "Free Speech" Bill Unlikely To Pass

 The story’s claim of all-party criticism of the bill is overblown, as the only Tory they could find to speak out was Senator Nancy Ruth.  Nevertheless, I think Joe Comartin is correct when he says:“The Prime Minister, on more than one occa… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Storseth "Free Speech" Bill Unlikely To Pass

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Your Daily Nazi, Part II: Storseth’s Bill To Empower The Nazis

…due up for a vote in February 2012 or so. So says Kady O’Malley, who writes:…Storseth’s bid to repeal the clause of the CHRA that governs the transmission of “hate messages” by telephone or online is likely to be one of the more contentious privat… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Your Daily Nazi, Part II: Storseth’s Bill To Empower The Nazis

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Campaign To Repeal Section 13 of Human Rights Act Off To Blistering Start!

After nearly a week, FreeD’s petition on behalf of  MP Brian Storseth’s Bill C-304 (to repeal the Hate Speech clause of the Canadian Human Rights Act) has gathered a whopping 19 signatures.  But numbers don’t tell the whole story. Galact… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Campaign To Repeal Section 13 of Human Rights Act Off To Blistering Start!

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Your Daily Nazi: Support Rises For Storseth Private Member’s Bill Among Canadian Neo-Nazis!

 From here:Yeah, its that Paul Fromm.  And of course Heritage Front leader Marc Lemire is down with the repeal as well:Mr. Storseth, you must be so proud. . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Your Daily Nazi: Support Rises For Storseth Private Member’s Bill Among Canadian Neo-Nazis!

BigCityLib Strikes Back: My Bad

 Storseth’s private Member’s bill to repeal section 13 of the Human Rights Act (C-304) was indeed introduced Friday.  And it looks like an act, not a mere motion.  I was looking at the wrong order papers.  Here’s a newspaper ac… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: My Bad

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Brian Storseth’s Section 13 Repeal Fizzled Already?

Yesterday I noted that Tory back-bencher Brian Storseth was set to propose a private member’s initiative calling for the repeal of Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. That’s, of course, the hate-seech provision.  (Here’s a National Post e… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Brian Storseth’s Section 13 Repeal Fizzled Already?