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daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Alberta’s overseas Army, Navy and Air Force Election of 1945

Months before the end of the Second World War, the largest global conflict in human history, the Alberta government conducted a vote of Alberta-residents serving in the three branches of the Canadian armed forces. The vote was held to elect… Continue Reading →

Bill Longstaff: Why a lifelong Dipper is disappointed with Thomas Mulcair

Born and raised in Saskatchewan, I’ve been a supporter of the CCF/NDP since before Thomas Mulcair was born. The major reason is simply that Canada’s social democratic party has always been the voice of the vulnerable and the oppressed. And that is also the major reason I am uncomfortable with its current leader, specifically with . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Why a lifelong Dipper is disappointed with Thomas Mulcair

Cowichan Conversations: The Regina Manifesto (1933) Is A Look Back Forward Today?

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger

There has been a fair amount of chatter in the comments section following recent posts about the NDP.

Rob Douglas wondered if it was time to look southward, not to the US but to South America, where bold social and economic changes have taken place in Venezuela, Equador, . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Regina Manifesto (1933) Is A Look Back Forward Today?

Alberta Diary: Postponing the Day of Reckoning, Alberta-style

Alberta Premier Alison Redford beseeches the Almighty for higher petroleum prices as Wildrose Finance Critic Rob Anderson looks on. Actual Alberta politicians may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: Social democratic men of God J.S. Woodsworth (Methodist), Tommy Douglas (Baptist) and Stanley Knowles (United).

So what’s with the Redford Government’s receding horizon on . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Postponing the Day of Reckoning, Alberta-style

Eclectic Lip: Douglas, Deng and Diocletian

(originally written May 21, 2012. Part of Great Upload of 2013.)

Tommy Douglas

I read a bio of Tommy Douglas recently, figuring as a guy with sinister leanings (sinister in the original Latin sense of “left”, that is 🙂 ) I might as well brush up on the father of Canadian Medicare, and reigning Greatest . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: Douglas, Deng and Diocletian

Politics, Re-Spun: Springtime for Hitler in Ottawa

 

Last week, our favourite sweatervest hoarding Prime Minister made the world’s laziest Nazi/Hitler invocation during Question Period. This is the latest in a string of Hitler references made by sundry politicos in Ottawa during 2012, and we’re not even half way through the year. His gaffe brought jeers and tears of . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Springtime for Hitler in Ottawa

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Never mind the CCF! Perfesser Dave shows how the shadow of Stalin looms over the Harper Conservatives!

Gerda Munsinger: More proof if it were needed it that the Harper government secretly loves the Soviets. Below: Perfesser Dave; Pierre “Woody” Sévigny; the Avro Arrow, which we could have used against the Taliban if the same Conservatives now running Canada hadn’t scrapped it!

JASPER, Alberta

As readers of Alberta Diary by now know . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Never mind the CCF! Perfesser Dave shows how the shadow of Stalin looms over the Harper Conservatives!

The Scott Ross: Bearded, Women, Leaders

It’s been 70 years since a major party leader had a beard, over 110 years since an opposition leader had one.

A century ago facial hair used to be quite common, in Parliament and out. The NDPs selection of the bearded Thomas Mulcair as Leader makes one wonder, if beards can depart in a . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Bearded, Women, Leaders