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Cowichan Conversations: Elizabeth May’s Uncharacteristic Ottawa Press Gallery Speech Goes ‘Off the Rails’–Escorted Off Stage

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May had in many ways set the bar for other elected officials across Canada. I have been inspired by her and admired her tenacity and forthrightness.

She flew across the country

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calgaryliberal.com: PC MLA Caught in Prostitution Sting Operation

Resigning from the Conservative caucus today Ft. McMurray MLA Mike Allen now sits as a independent in the legislature after being arrested in Minnesota due to being caught in a prostitution sting. According to the Edmonton Journal he approached two undercover police officers and agreed to exchange money for sexual services. He now joins Edmonton-Manning . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: PC MLA Caught in Prostitution Sting Operation

The Canadian Progressive: A Defining Moment for the Conservative Government? [VIDEO]

The CBC’s At Issue panel discusses Brent Rathgeber’s decision to quit the Conservative caucus and what it means to a Harper Government besieged by multiple crises.

We recommend: Another blow for Harper as Conservative MP quits caucus Conservative MP’s Bill C-461 threatens CBC journalistic integrity, protection of sources SHAME: Harper snubs journalists after speech . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: A Defining Moment for the Conservative Government? [VIDEO]

The Canadian Progressive: Another blow for Harper as Conservative MP quits caucus

Conservative MP Brent Rathgeber (Photo: Alberta Diary)

Conservative MPs on the House of Commons’s ethics committee amended Brent Rathgeber’s private member’s bill seeking salary disclosures. He’d proposed forcing disclosures for public servants earning more than about $180,000. The committee upped the threshold to $444,000.

Rathgeber, the Conservative MP for Edmonton-St. Albert, didn’t like . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Another blow for Harper as Conservative MP quits caucus

The Canadian Progressive: SHAME: Harper snubs journalists after speech to Conservative caucus [VIDEO]

Via CBC News: Journalists aren’t allowed to ask Prime Minister Stephen Harper about the Senate expenses scandal, following his speech to caucus Tuesday. Then they’re kicked out. WATCH: The Canadian Progressive recommends: #PMHarperMustResign: A Twitter storm demanding Harper’s resignation is proposed We recommend:Beleaguered Harper-appointed Sen. Mike Duffy Quits Conservative Caucus#PMHarperMustResign: A Twitter storm demanding Harper’s . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: SHAME: Harper snubs journalists after speech to Conservative caucus [VIDEO]

The Canadian Progressive: Beleaguered Harper-appointed Sen. Mike Duffy Quits Conservative Caucus

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Scandal-plagued Sen. Mike Duffy quit the Conservative caucus Thursday after his fraudulent Senate expense claims threatened to engulf the Harper government. Duffy, appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2009, now sits as an independent. “It is clear the public controversy surrounding me and the repayment of my . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Beleaguered Harper-appointed Sen. Mike Duffy Quits Conservative Caucus

calgaryliberal.com: Redford Tories’ War with Teachers: It’s About Caucus Politics

The Progressive Conservatives are preparing for a multi-year battle with the teachers of Alberta. With rhetoric such as “protect the classroom” (implying that teachers are working against teaching and children) and firing off emails to thousands of teachers in likely breach of privacy laws (which is currently being investigated by the Privacy Commissioner), it’s obvious. . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: Redford Tories’ War with Teachers: It’s About Caucus Politics

The Canadian Progressive: Senator Patrick Brazeau Must Go!

If Brazeau stays on as an independent Senator, he’ll cost Canadian taxpayers at lease $7-million by the time he retires approximately 37 years from today. By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 8, 2013: Conservative Sen. Patrick Brazeau’s charges of assault and sexual assault offer Prime Minister Stephen Harper the opportunity to do the . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Senator Patrick Brazeau Must Go!