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Cowichan Conversations: John Oliver – Apologize For Justin Trudeau

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Alberta Politics: It’s time for a national postal bank in both Canada and the United States

PHOTOS: The little Post Office in downtown St. Albert, where your blogger lives, which Canada Post is anxious to close as soon as possible. Below: The U.S. Post Office in Fallon, Montana, the Canadian Post Office in Dewberry, Alberta (villageofdewberry… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: It’s time for a national postal bank in both Canada and the United States

Cowichan Conversations: The Ruckus In Our Parliament Is Now Being Called ‘Elbow Gate’

It is instructive and even amusing to watch the reactions from the pundits, bloggers, columnists and political loyalists. Sunday morning in our household often includes having Michael Enright join us for a look see at Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Ruckus In Our Parliament Is Now Being Called ‘Elbow Gate’

Alberta Politics: We frown on smiles! The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is unhappy to learn public-sector workers are happy

PHOTOS: Canadian public sector employees like these workers are just too darned happy and must be made to stop smiling, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation believes. Actual Canadian public sector workers may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: CTF … . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: We frown on smiles! The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is unhappy to learn public-sector workers are happy

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe to Justin: Kinder Morgan approval makes mockery of democracy

My Nova Scotia pen pal, the voice of common sense in this country, Silver Donald Cameron, is fond of saying “laws are made by those who have the power to enforce them.” My own variation Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Rafe to Justin: Kinder Morgan approval makes mockery of democracy

Cowichan Conversations: Justin Trudeau’s supposed elbow assault nothing but a set up. NDP deception.

The media is buzzing over the rhubarb in the parliament that was more than unflattering to all participants PM Justin Trudeau, after making a beeline to the knot of NDP MP’s that appeared to be Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Justin Trudeau’s supposed elbow assault nothing but a set up. NDP deception.

Canadian Dimension: NDP inhibits internal democracy with steep leadership race entry fee

Photo by OFL Communications Excited about the possibilities that the upcoming NDP leadership race might allow? Wondering if an insurgent campaign might arise and if an outsider or unexpected candidate might lea… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: NDP inhibits internal democracy with steep leadership race entry fee

Cowichan Conversations: SAANICH INLET NETWORK UPDATE-Public LNG Meetings In Central and North Saanich

The Pennisula communities are actively investigating the impacts of the proposed Steelhead LNG facility at Bamberton. As neigbouring comunities they would face many negative impacts and they are actually acting on their residents behalf. Not Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: SAANICH INLET NETWORK UPDATE-Public LNG Meetings In Central and North Saanich

Scott's DiaTribes: Concerns about Liberal Party hierarchy leaning on delegates over constitution.

I received this from a local Liberal Party delegate who is going to Winnipeg next week who is struggling over over the proposed changes to the Liberal Party Constitution and how to vote on it. Most of the discussion on the Constitution has been with re… . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Concerns about Liberal Party hierarchy leaning on delegates over constitution.

Cowichan Conversations: “Evil World Banking” Explained

In this animated video, John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, explains how terrorism and a “mutant, viral form of capitalism” are connected. “If we want to get rid of terrorism, Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: “Evil World Banking” Explained

eaves.ca: On Journalism, Government and the cost of Digital Illiteracy

Earlier today the CBC published a piece by Alison Crawford about Canadian public servants editing wikipedia. It draws from a clever twitter bot — @gccaedits— that tracks edits to wikipedia from government IP address. I love the twitter account . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: On Journalism, Government and the cost of Digital Illiteracy

Alberta Politics: RCMP turn a blind eye to abandoned firearms in Fort Mac – manna to the gun lobby but a worry to the rest of us

PHOTO: RCMP officers like these in High River during the flooding to 2013 were subjected to a vicious campaign of vilification by some Alberta gun enthusiasts for seizing abandoned weapons in the Southern Alberta town (CBC photo). QUEBEC CITY We know f… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: RCMP turn a blind eye to abandoned firearms in Fort Mac – manna to the gun lobby but a worry to the rest of us

Cowichan Conversations: If you are searching for truth, turn off the commercial media and listen to the comedians

The comediens are bringing us far more rational analysis on trade deals that our elected officials who are controlled by the forces driving the TPP and other corrupt trade deals. You cannot accept that Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: If you are searching for truth, turn off the commercial media and listen to the comedians

eaves.ca: Canadians love for census Star Op-Ed

I’ve a small piece in the Toronto Star today about the census, Canadians reaction to it, and what it says about Canada. You can find it here: Canadians love for census says a lot about who we are.   . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: Canadians love for census Star Op-Ed

Cowichan Conversations: Rachel Notley admits to personally starting Fort McMurray wildfire

  EDMONTON – After days of dodging important questions from Rebel Media and uncles’ facebook pages alike, Alberta premier Rachel Notley came clean today and admitted that she intentionally created the fire that has Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Rachel Notley admits to personally starting Fort McMurray wildfire

Cowichan Conversations: Trudeau Critical Of Elizabeth May For Tying Fort McMurray Fires To Global Warming

Green Party leader Elizabeth May has connected the raging fires that wiped out Fort McMurray sending 88, 000 residents fleeing for their lives with Global Warming. She stated the obvious and is being critized by Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Trudeau Critical Of Elizabeth May For Tying Fort McMurray Fires To Global Warming

Cowichan Conversations: Most CVRD Directors Have Abdicated Their Responsibilities Over LNG Project Planned For South Cowichan

What a great time of year if you live on Vancouver Island, a time that has many of us are gardening up a storm. Potatoes in, check. Tomatoes in check. Lettuce, onions, tomatillos, peppers and Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Most CVRD Directors Have Abdicated Their Responsibilities Over LNG Project Planned For South Cowichan

Scott's DiaTribes: Recap: Women In Politics Conference in Brantford

This is a bit late in being posted, but I wanted to mention that I was fortunate enough to attend the 2nd annual Women In Politics Conference in Brantford last Thursday – held at St. Andrews United Church in downtown Brantford. It was started by … . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Recap: Women In Politics Conference in Brantford

Canadian Dimension: When it Comes to Poverty Reduction, Budget 2016 Earns Failing Grade

Photo by Ted McGrath Another provincial budget, another Liberal betrayal of Ontarians living in poverty. Despite past promises, the provincial government’s Budget 2016 does not prioritize poverty reduction. Wh… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: When it Comes to Poverty Reduction, Budget 2016 Earns Failing Grade

Cowichan Conversations: Disobedience-The Rise Of Global Fossil Fuel Resistance

  It has become crystal clear that our governments will only move as far and fast as they have to. The pressure from the corporate fossil fuel world, their bankers, and their obedient politicians Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Disobedience-The Rise Of Global Fossil Fuel Resistance

wmtc: u.s. iraq war resisters: the struggle continues

Still war resisters. Still in Canada. Still fighting to stay.So far, the change in government hasn’t helped the Iraq War resisters who remain here, nor the ones who were forced out of Canada who would like to return. The Trudeau government could do thi… . . . → Read More: wmtc: u.s. iraq war resisters: the struggle continues

Cowichan Conversations: Horgan Stuck Between A Rock and a Hard Place- Premier Notley Sells out the BC NDP!

We are at a crossroads. The old way got us here. Time to discuss, consider, debate and find new ways to manage our energy needs in a way that does not contribute to climate change. Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Horgan Stuck Between A Rock and a Hard Place- Premier Notley Sells out the BC NDP!

Cowichan Conversations: Leonard Di Caprio- No More Excuses on Climate Change

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Alberta Politics: Same old same old at the CPC: The Conservative boss hasn’t gone crazy, and he may even be the same guy …

PHOTOS: The Conservative Party of Canada is still singin’ the same old tune – Stephen Harper’s. (CBC photo.) Below: Senator Mike Duffy, former Conservative cabinet member Jason Kenney, Manitoba Tory MP Candice Bergen, Ontario Court Judge Charles … . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Same old same old at the CPC: The Conservative boss hasn’t gone crazy, and he may even be the same guy …

Cowichan Conversations: The Political Play Between Alberta Premier Notley And The BC Liberals Is Surreal!

Climate Change is creating serious reductions in food and fruits being grown and exported from California. There is nothing to suggest that it will improve, to the contrary, it will get worse as water shortages Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Political Play Between Alberta Premier Notley And The BC Liberals Is Surreal!