Politics and its Discontents: And Speaking of Government Cheerleaders

Yesterday, I wrote about chief Harper sycophant Pierre Poilivre’s abuse of the taxpayer through his vanity productions promoting the greatness of Dear Leader under the pretext of disseminating information about government programs. A flurry of criticism of this contemptuous behaviour yielded no signs of contrition from the minister of Democratic Reform. Second only to Poilievre ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Abuse Never Ends

The abuse of the taxpayer by the Harper regime is shameless and relentless. That’s the conclusion drawn by The Star’s Tim Harper today, and it is abuse that is amply demonstrated in today’s Globe. First to Tim Harper: The Conservatives have provided a national background Muzak of sloganeering and propaganda that aims to lull Canadians ...

Politics and its Discontents: What I Really Want For Christmas…

Were I given to the Christmas flights of fancy that prompt people to compile impossible wish lists that usually include a desire for world peace, the end of disease, and the termination of world hunger, I would add one more: politicians who show respect, rather than contempt, for the intelligence of the people they claim ...