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Calgary Grit: Bart’s Books: Stephen Harper, Episode II

“On any day, [Harper] has a choice, he can do the big conservative thing that would be the end of his career, or he can do some of the small conservative things that won’t.”

I’ll save you the trouble of reading the rest of this book review – if you like Paul Wells’ . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: Bart’s Books: Stephen Harper, Episode II

Valerie Burns: When you vote today, remember Chuck Cadman

There is very little satisfaction in saying “I told you so.” Being right is no fun when the consequences are actually dire. There is no bragging when we look back in time and know that we were right all along; however, it can be important to remind everyone of what happened when it forms part . . . → Read More: Valerie Burns: When you vote today, remember Chuck Cadman

Paul S. Graham: Stephen Harper, Duffygate and the Cadman Affair: grounds for criminal charges?

According to the Canadian Press, “The prime minister’s chief of staff went to Stephen Harper for approval of a secret plan that would have seen the Conservative party repay Mike Duffy’s contested expenses and whitewash a Senate report, new RCMP documents suggest.”

According to the article by Jennifer Ditchburn and Steve Rennie, published today:

When . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Stephen Harper, Duffygate and the Cadman Affair: grounds for criminal charges?

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.

– Tim Harper discusses Stephen Harper’s current list of distractions – with Rob Ford and his Senate appointees naturally topping the list. But sadly, while John Ivison may be right in noting that actual citizens are having trouble getting the Cons to bother administering federal programs, the combination of . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Canadian Political Viewpoints: Deja Harper

With much more of a whimper than a bang, Harper’s three ‘disgraced’ Senators have been suspended from the Senate. No doubt, Conservative insiders are patting each other on the back and sitting back and assuming that this headache is finally about the p… . . . → Read More: Canadian Political Viewpoints: Deja Harper

Canadian Political Viewpoints: Deja Harper

With much more of a whimper than a bang, Harper’s three ‘disgraced’ Senators have been suspended from the Senate. No doubt, Conservative insiders are patting each other on the back and sitting back and assuming that this headache is finally about the pass.

But is it?

Recent polling data has shown that the government, and . . . → Read More: Canadian Political Viewpoints: Deja Harper

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Why are we so Shocked to Learn that the Conservatives Stole the Election?

During the G20 in Toronto, when Canadian citizens were being arrested, beaten and shot with rubber bulletts, simply for engaging in their democratic right to protest, at Charles McVety’s Christian College, another event was taking place.

With an election on the horizon, Harper’s point man to the Religious Right, was hosting a seminar with . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Why are we so Shocked to Learn that the Conservatives Stole the Election?