Cowichan Conversations: Hurrah! The Appeal Court Has Ruled That Marijuana Is Still Illegal!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Oh my goodness, what a relief it was to read the following report in the morning Vancouver Province. Reporter Colin Perkel brings us the joyous news that this mystery drug is still illegal and that many doctors still question the science of it all. Well dear doctors in spite of its use ...

The Ranting Canadian: Canadian provinces cooperate in order to save money

Canadian provinces cooperate in order to save money: Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers have worked out a deal to buy six generic drugs in bulk, which will save us an estimated $100 million. Imagine that, politicians from across the country working together for the common good! In today’s divided and dysfunctional Canada!  We need more ...

Eclectic Lip: Newsflash: Canadian PM’s American Idol supports Stephane Dion-esque carbon tax shift

Note: for non-Canadian readers (or, indeed for Canadian readers who don’t follow politics) Stephane Dion was the milquetoast who led the Liberal Party of Canada to its then-worst-ever federal election result in 2008.  He ran on a campaign of a carbon tax shift (“The Green Shift“), for which the Conservative Party mocked and savaged him. We’ll ...

Cowichan Conversations: Canadian vs American Health Care- A View From Both Sides!

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes-Political Blogger   Ian Reid knows the reality of both American and Canadian Health Care systems and his blog and the comments that follow are right on the money. It is called ‘The Real Story’ and that is exactly what you will find there. Ian has been there working in government somewhat behind ...

centerandleft: Why the F-35 Scandal Matters

If the 65 F-35 fighter jets are purchased by the Canadian Government, they will cost Canadians $25 billion dollars over a span of 20 years. Minister of Defense Peter Mackay has argued the jets price tag is closer to $9 billion, contrary to the findings of government watchdogs. What he has apparently forgotten, whether purposely ...