This and that for your Tuesday reading.
– In the latest on Robocon, John Ivison rightly notes that the scandal figures to give many Canadians a long-overdue first look at the Cons’ computerized voter information. Meanwhile, Glen McGregor and Stephen Maher note that the Cons’ spending in last year’s election campaign is coming under scrutiny . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Afternoon Links
This and that for your Thursday reading.
– In the last couple of days’ worth of developments on Robocon, the Cons defaulted to their standard setting of admitting nothing and misleading about everything – though it’s hard to see that strategy working out well given the amount of information that’s already coming to light. Dan . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Evening Links
Thursday, November 17 saw a Liberal opposition day turned into a discussion about the sad state of water supplies to Canada’s First Nations. But while all parties were able to support the motion, there was plenty of room for contrast as to who was most interested in dealing with the desperate need for improvement.
The . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Parliament in Review: November 17, 2011
This and that for your Sunday reading.
– Emily Dee takes a first look at what may be a highly important story about the Cons’ use of the notorious right-wing push-poller Responsive Media Group: I had been conducting some research into the last federal election campaign, which was probably the most bizarre on record.
Many . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links
Assorted content for your weekend reading.
– Stephanie Larocque highlights the Cons’ gall in hanging onto federal reimbursements from their own ad scam even after having admitted their guilt: You don’t have to prove guilt when the charged plead guilty. And that is exactly what happened last week when the Conservative Party entered into an . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.
– Frances Russell laments Stephen Harper’s determination to replace democracy with court rule: Pierre Trudeau started it. Stephen Harper is finishing it off.
The “it” is the effective demise of parliamentary democracy and the installation of “court government” ruled by an all-powerful prime minister and his hand-picked, unelected, unaccountable . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links
Most of the commentary on the Cons’ publicly-admitted law-breaking has focused on the mere guilty plea itself. (And I’ll post to Sixth Estate’s post as deserving of a look.) But the agreed statement of facts – which the Cons have equally admitted as tr… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: On agreed facts
The Conservative Party of Canada admits to breaking the law, and describes it as a victory. . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Everything wrong with Canadian politics in a nutshell