3 years ago, I explained what was happening with the Duffy trial. Today it came to a close. It's about the credibility of Duffy vs. the credibility of the Harper PMO. One of them will take a big hit today. — Lawrence Martin (@LMartinOttawa) April 21, 2016 whatever else to think about #duffy verdict, good […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: #Duffy Not Faulted For Listening To Harper
Canada’s rich and powerful do not fear the media, and they do not have their names in the newspapers (some owned by foreign investment funds) when fined more than a million dollars for a crime much larger than that. FINTRAC won't name bank fined $1.1 million for suspicious transactions?! We are still a banana republic. […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: A Fine Bigger Than Most Crimes – #PanamaPapers
Belgium attacked, Rob Ford dies, Budget release, and atmosphere pollutants at dangerous levels. What's the biggest story? #climatechange — Saskboy (@saskboy) March 22, 2016 Goodbye Rob Ford. You left a mark on Canada’s reputation, and now you’re free to go swim with the sharks in the sky. Here’s my favourite Ford video, which sums up […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: News Summary
WEYBURN, Sask. – Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says a federal government cannot tax a provincial government and that might play a role in any potential national carbon tax. Wall says he might be able to make the case that Ottawa can’t impose a carbon tax on SaskPower because it’s a Crown corporation. OK, let’s play […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Wall Can’t Cut Pollution? Cut the Crap.
PHOTOS: B.C. Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon reads the notorious Throne Speech attacking Alberta on Tuesday. Below: B.C. Premier Christie Clark, NDP strategist Brian Topp, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and B.C. NDP leader John Horgan. You no longer … . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: B.C. politics as seen from Alberta: Christy Clark’s re-election strategy exposed
I phoned Johnson & Johnson about why they continue to sell products with microbeads after Parliament started to vote last year toward creating a law to ban their sale. The customer care rep had no specific information, and hadn’t heard about the forthcoming ban on microbeads the Conservatives started to pursue the day before the […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Microwaste, Big Problem
The Liberals record? Not much better. “I can’t answer the question about the former government, what their reasons were,” said Sajjan, also noting he does not believe any of the metadata inadvertently shared could have ended up in the hands of any countries beyond the Five Eyes. BREAKING: #CSE suspends #metadata sharing with int'l partners […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Conservatives Failed to Protect Privacy
What is the sound of one hand clapping, Mr. O’Toole? Former Veterans Affairs Minister and current Conservative Public Safety critic Erin O’Toole (Durham) wants you to know that Trudeau should respect Canada’s diverse economy, and not champion some… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects Blog: Erin O’Toole – the hint is in the name
I wrote this on October 1, 2015, but never finished it: Let’s examine the Conservative’s campaign thus far: It began with them showing ads where men are being drowned, as an example of how they’ll protect us, but no one else will. In the middle it had one of their candidates quit for being caught […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Looking Back At the Conservatives’ Campaign
Anyone else smell pants burning? Maybe it’s something else. Hold on, you’re about to get whiplash. I guess having an empty head is a biological advantage since your brain doesn’t rattle around when you change direction this quickly. Not even Google can keep up with her position. “June 11, 2015 10:19PM EDT Health Minister Rona […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Rona Ambrose – Smoke From The Ears
“Yes, Mr. Bond, I do believe I can take over Canada.”The news so far in this latter week has been all-a-chatter about Kevin O’Leary. First it was for his attempt to buy the resignation of the Premier of Alberta in a coup-d’etat attempt reminiscent of t… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects Blog: Will Kevin O’Leary become "Canada’s Trump"?
Recently a friend of mine on Facebook was asking why conservatives seemed to misunderstand a key aspect ofliberalism. The question was, and is, an interesting one. And it led me back to a field of study I first encountered inuniversity and have run across from time to time since then. Specifically I am referring to the ideas of Jonathan Haidt.He proposed that a lot of the anger generated between liberals and conservatives is because both groups assume thatthere is only one scale for mo [...] . . . → Read More: The Tory Pirate – Politics & Policy: The Mutually Unintelligibility of Right & Left
The Duffy Trial has been a bit of an expose on how the Harper Cons’ PMO operated. It’s not pretty. The comments made about Sona and Finely are nothing to sneeze at either. With Sona destined to sit in jail, and Finely in a grave, it all seems a little bit of an academic discussion […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Concalls: Duffy Trial Revelations
Not sure what’s more pathetic and hypocritical: Wudrick and Taylor feigning desire for un-tinkered elections, or Wall pining for Ottawa money. @saskboy what on earth are you talking about? We just want a referendum. We SUPPORTED STV in the BC referenda. — Aaron Wudrick (@awudrick) December 28, 2015 The hypocrisy in each case approaches satirical […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Do Not As I Used To Say and Do
I get the feeling that Conservative supporters are confounded Canadians like a PM with compassion. Amongst the sites that still allow comment sections (and that number is shrinking, but that’s another story), on any given story that shows Prime M… . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Compassion confounds Conservatives
.@KentThornhillMP @PremierBradWall The media isn't quiet on @SaskPowerCCS. @mikemckinnon would you care to fill in the former Minister? — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) December 7, 2015 In the @SaskPowerCCS control room. Some stuff happening, presumably. pic.twitter.com/XKNaXbceN3 — Mike McKinnon (@mikemckinnon) December 7, 2015 One of my fondest memories in politics is when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Former Journo and Former Minister, For Good Reasons
The Conservative Party announced its Shadow Cabinet and Critic roles today. Of the various MPs holding Oppositionroles there are six I will be in contact with in the immediate future (by which I mean after Parliament’s website updatesits contact information). Here are the six I have my eye on, their portfolio, and the reason for my interest in them. Hon. Maxime BernierInnovation, Science and Economic Development As I have written about several times I am critical of Canada’s intell [...] . . . → Read More: The Tory Pirate – Politics & Policy: Conservatives Announce Their Shadow Cabinet & Critic Roles
In yet another example of pervasive misogyny in Canada, a new YouTube video shows Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski calling a provincial candidate an “NDP whore.” The post Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski called female candidate an “NDP whore” appeared… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski called female candidate an “NDP whore”
Moose Jaw and Regina area MP Tom Lukiwski should resign. He was caught on video by a reporter calling an NDP candidate “an NDP whore”. Lawrence, Lukiwski’s Conservative buddy denies the slur, claiming he says “an NDP horde”, even though that makes little sense in the context of the speech. I checked Conservative publications on […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: #TwoFacedTom Lukiwski Should Resign
…But controlling a mob isn’t something you can really predict.
What’s the Saskatchewan Premier doing releasing an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for a “pause” and “delay” to refugee settlement? He’s equating terrorism in France with Syrian refugees on their way to live in Saskatchewan. That’s a terrible, and Islamophobic position to take.
The Premier emboldened people to take out anger for the Paris Attacks against innocent Muslim people.
And talk radio’s Conservative stalwart Gormley tweeted that chanting Muslims in North America should be shot. He retracted and apologized for the ridiculously violent comment that encouraged a mob (Read more…)
.@PremierBradWall Very unhappy that you're using terrorists' crime to dictate Canada's refugee humanitarian strategy.
— John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) November 16, 2015
Brad Wall in September, before the CPC leadership opened up. Globe and Mail: https://t.co/cma3ImnWYG #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/1F2NcS5uxK
— Mike Gibbs (@Mikeggibbs) November 16, 2015
That was following this tragedy highlighted in the world media.
If you've changed your opinion due to a terrorist attack, ask yourself why you're letting terrorism win by having it set your agenda.
— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) November 15, 2015
.@mikemckinnon @PremierBradWall @JustinTrudeau If we delay months, how many more (Read more…)
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There are likely to be two reactions to me joining the Conservative Party. For those who see the blog name the reaction islikely to me “Wait, you weren’t already a member of the Conservative Party“. Well, no. While I am a tory (in the ideologicalsense of the word) the Conservative Party has not been over the last few years with the reform wing dominating theparty’s direction. Those who know me personally are more likely to have the following reaction: “Why!?”
Good question, Yui. The Conservative Party is having the first real discussion on what (Read more…)
Why I’m really, really, really glad Joe Oliver isn’t Finance Minister anymore:
Keystone XL would have created jobs, bolstered ec growth, strengthened nat’l security, reduced GHG emissions and enhanced N Am energy indep Therefore, disappointing President Obama rejected Keystone X. See yesterday’s article where I discuss implications. http://business. financialpost. com/fp-comment/..[thiscrapisntworthreadingfurther] See my interview #CBC #newsworld on disappointing Keystone rejection & triumph of politics & symbolism over facts.
Enabling more bitumen to flow from Alberta would not lower GHG emissions, so you can bet the rest of his claims are false too.
The day before:
See my article in Nat’l (Read more…)
The longest election campaign in modern Canadian history delivered more than a surprise Liberal majority – it yielded six new Jewish MPs for the winning party: Michael Levitt in Toronto’s York Centre; Anthony Housefather in Mount Royal, and Jim Carr in Winnipeg South Centre – all ridings with large Jewish populations – as well as […]
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Dear PM @JustinTrudeau,
I'm hoping you will know
What to do now,
After taking a bow,
With your majority overthrow.
— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 20, 2015
Cons covering their faces,
no Canadian could do so,
to become one of us.
— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 21, 2015
#elxn42 ends. Cons covering their faces, in shame, After suggesting no Canadian could do so, with pride, to become one of us.