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Cowichan Conversations: We Are Being Occupied by Steve Harper–Canada’s Worst Prime Minister Ever!

Cowichan Conversations: Harper’s Goal! Killing Medicare-One Policy, One Step at a Time!

 

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Cowichan Conversations: “Crazy” things Stephen Harper said to Peter Mansbridge about Oil and the Environment

Cowichan Conversations: Mulcair: Anti-Terrorism Bill’s Wording Makes It Easier For Government To Spy On Foes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent story in Huffington Post–CP | By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Information-sharing measures in proposed anti-terrorism legislation are so broadly worded they would allow the government to spy on its political foes, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says.

Mulcair took . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Mulcair: Anti-Terrorism Bill’s Wording Makes It Easier For Government To Spy On Foes

Cowichan Conversations: Bill C-51–Trudeau Liberals and Mulcair New Democrats Put Party First-Canada Second

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger

I am a life long New Democrat and I am appalled at the ‘weak as water’ positioning that the Thomas Mulcair led NDP have offered in regard to the Harper anti terror Bill C 51, a bill that will, if passed, turn Canada into a CSIS Police State.

Mulcair . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Bill C-51–Trudeau Liberals and Mulcair New Democrats Put Party First-Canada Second

Cowichan Conversations: ISIS Threat: Let’s Refuse to Be Scared

I recommend that you read this timely analysis from Crawford Kilian as published in the Tyee

Canada’s response in Iraq will be ‘noble,’ Harper says. What should that mean? By Crawford Kilian

Yesterday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper warned of a “terrorist caliphate” threatening Iraqi minorities with genocide, and said that a Canadian response to . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: ISIS Threat: Let’s Refuse to Be Scared

Cowichan Conversations: The Truth About Ukraine-AMTV

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Cowichan Conversations: The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Sets The Record Straight

Chief Justice Beverley McGlachlin

Does the government’s enemies list now include judges?

Faced with insinuations of improper conduct from the Prime Minister’s Office and reported widely in the press, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court sets the record straight in the press release below:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In response to recent . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Sets The Record Straight

Cowichan Conversations: The Government of Canada Must Respect the First Nations Rights and Treaties

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Hardly a day goes by without hearing of another environmental disaster. In most cases they are easily traceable back to the doorsteps of greedy ‘Oil and Gas Corporations’ combined with reduced or eliminated federal and provincial regulations.

Do we hear outrage and a call to action from our Prime Minister . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Government of Canada Must Respect the First Nations Rights and Treaties

Cowichan Conversations: Here Comes Steve! Harper at Brentwood College-Mill Bay Noon-1PM

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

It seems that PM Stephen Harper is visiting BC this week and will grace our Island tomorrow January 7th.

A protest has been planned by ‘Cowichan Carbon Busters’ and all concerned residents are encouraged to send him a message, with the greatest of respect of course.

Should be a good . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Here Comes Steve! Harper at Brentwood College-Mill Bay Noon-1PM

Cowichan Conversations: Oh Canada! We Were Once Respected, But Now We Are Despised!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

PM Stephen Harper set out to change Canada so that it would not be recognizable. He has succeeded in spades and at the same time as he is being damned , by association so are we all.

He has diminished our sense of pride and replaced it with shame.

All . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Oh Canada! We Were Once Respected, But Now We Are Despised!

Cowichan Conversations: Are Canada’s Spies Working For Mining Industry? Good Question!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

US, Canada and a number of other western governments throughout the western world have been fidgety and downright freaked about insider government snoops Julian Assange, Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning going rogue and telling us the truth about their former invasive, illegal and immoral activities, all of course conducted and . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Are Canada’s Spies Working For Mining Industry? Good Question!

Cowichan Conversations: PM Steve Harper Under Fire In Question Period (Video)

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

The Senate furor continues and if anything seems to be gaining momentum in our nations capitol.

Harper has been lying through his teeth for years and although he has excelled at it for years it appears he may have spent his currency

Not so much now as the fabric of . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: PM Steve Harper Under Fire In Question Period (Video)

Cowichan Conversations: Our Prime Minister Steve Has Pretty Shaky, and Dubious Friends and Colleagues, but then…

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger

The days of easy-going top down manipulation and disregard for almost everyone could be drawing to an end for PM Steve Harper.

In todays National Post Dean Del Mastro MP is a featured cheater of the week.

Oh, yes it is a beautiful day but when are we . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Our Prime Minister Steve Has Pretty Shaky, and Dubious Friends and Colleagues, but then…

Cowichan Conversations: ‘Nobody Understands’ Spills at Alberta’s Cold Lake Tar Sands Operation

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger

The pollution in Northern Alberta attributable to ‘Fracking’ and Tar Sands’ Operations is out of control.

The latest seemingly unstoppable spill of significance is devastating wildlife and the environment. They cannot stop it.

Nothing is being done and it seems obvious that the politicians first concern is to serve . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: ‘Nobody Understands’ Spills at Alberta’s Cold Lake Tar Sands Operation

Cowichan Conversations: Nobody Shoots at a Dead Duck!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

 

Our PM Stephen Harper is a power at any cost politician it seems.

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is climbing in the polls giving the appearance that he will become the next Prime Minister. That is enough to have the PMO staff doing Harper’s dirty work.

Here is a Huffington . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Nobody Shoots at a Dead Duck!

Cowichan Conversations: PM Steve Harper and his Corrupt Conservatives

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

The wonder of our botched up democracy is that the from time to time the criminals at the top get their comeuppances.

Is it Harper’s time to pay the price for his dishonest voter manipulation and interference, robocalls, selling out to China, so called free trade deals that disadvantage Canadians . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: PM Steve Harper and his Corrupt Conservatives

Cowichan Conversations: PM Steve Harper: Boy He Sure Can Pick Them, Eh!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Well we have at least four Harper appointed Senators caught up in fudging or just outright lying and cheating over expenses, residences and such.

Top that up with 3 Billion and change that has vanished from security and terrorism accounts.

Next up, Steve’s Chief of Staff cutting disgraced Senator Mike . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: PM Steve Harper: Boy He Sure Can Pick Them, Eh!

Cowichan Conversations: Corporate Canada Is Safe With Justin Trudeau

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

The state our Canada’s democracy is grim at all levels. Our PM Steve Harper is an overbearing, top down dictator.

He has managed to BS too many Canadians that he is a wonderful manager of the economy. He is not.

Under Harper our sovereignty is being sold down the river . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Corporate Canada Is Safe With Justin Trudeau

Cowichan Conversations: Harper’s Skills Training Program Proposals Show Promise and Hope

Cowichan Conversations: Rick Mercer Rants About Kevin Page Parliamentary Budget Officer

Cowichan Conversations: The Liberals and the NDP Will Assure Another Harper Victory, Unless…

Richard Hughes Political Blogger

Chatter in political circles of the centre and centre left variety have been underway for years. It seems that today’s NDP are more comfortable propelling and then propping up Harper than actually cutting a deal with the Liberals. Power players in the NDP inner circles have moved the party . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Liberals and the NDP Will Assure Another Harper Victory, Unless…

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe Mair Is Back And I Am Stealing His Posts Again!

Rafe Mair – Political Blogger

Holidays are over and Rafe is back telling it like it is. His response to the heavy handed Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s handling of the ‘Idle No More’ protests are predictable and welcomed.

You can just imagine how much Harper enjoys his posts and the Common Sense . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Rafe Mair Is Back And I Am Stealing His Posts Again!

Cowichan Conversations: Harper’s Government – The Worst We Have Ever Had

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes-Political Blogger

Years ago I read a saying that pretty well sums up the current situation with Steve Harper and his snarly band of rabid right wingers.

“There is a difference between the right to do something and the right thing to do.”

It is true that Harper’s ‘might is right . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Harper’s Government – The Worst We Have Ever Had

Cowichan Conversations: Massive Support For Chief Teresa Spence-Just Twitter ‘Idle No More’

Chief Teresa Spence is now on Day 15 of her strike on behalf of indigenous peoples struggles everywhere. She has vowed to continue her hunger strike until Canadian Prime Minister meets with her to deal with the deplorable living conditions so many Natives are facing nation wide. The call for justice is spreading and . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Massive Support For Chief Teresa Spence-Just Twitter ‘Idle No More’