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Dead Wild Roses: The Timid Squeek of Democracy

Let us sent out a big thanks to the Ontario Swing Voters that brought us this monstrosity known as the Harper Majority Government. The Omnibus bill is the latest poke at the mouldering corpse that is Canadian Politics.

Debate? Defence of ideas? Compromise? Not happening in our House of Commons. The light at the end . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Timid Squeek of Democracy

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Eye of Scheer over Peace Tower of Sauron #LordOfTheBills

What’s going on inside the House of Commons today is no laughing matter. In fact, Minister Tony Clement told me that if I don’t like his joking about the step back from democratic debate in Canada, I shouldn’t read his tweets. Seriously.

@saskboy @kady Don't like my sense of humour? Don't bother with my tweets. . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Eye of Scheer over Peace Tower of Sauron #LordOfTheBills

Pop The Stack: Fauxmnibus Bill

Maybe I’m starting to sound like a shameless Elizabeth May fanboy but that’s only because…I’m a shameless Elizabeth May fanboy! How can you not be when she gets up in the House, as she did Monday, and makes an epic speech like this?

The main point of her “point of order” is that the Conservative . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Fauxmnibus Bill

Pop The Stack: Fauxmnibus Bill

Maybe I’m starting to sound like a shameless Elizabeth May fanboy but that’s only because…I’m a shameless Elizabeth May fanboy! How can you not be when she gets up in the House, as she did Monday, and makes an epic speech like this?

The main point of her “point of order” is that the Conservative . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Fauxmnibus Bill

Impolitical: #BlackOutSpeakOut

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Haste Makes Waste

“Opposition parties accuse the Harper government of stooping to a petty, new low in the muzzling of dissent.”

Note that says a “new low”, an acknowledgement that accountability is already at a low point.

Rae cited the incident as one of many examples that Canadians are “now living in a democracy with dictatorial tendencies.”

. . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Haste Makes Waste