Wednesday’s Twitter feeds were jammed with the body of a young corpse of a boy facing down in the sand as an authority stood over the body and soon picked him up to carry his body away. I realized the boy was from a refugee family that didn’t make a boat crossing. He was a Syrian attempting to leave Turkey. His family had sought refuge in Canada. Regrettably, the Canadian Government did not make it possible, and the family fled Turkey by boat and most of them died.
Growing concerned that this woman is going to be savaged by this (Read more…)
I happened upon a Facebook discussion that had ended up on my feed due to a friend commenting on it. The discussionwas on a script called ‘GhostVolunteer‘ that would automatically fill in the volunteer form on the Conservative Partywebsite with random data. The idea being to flood the site with legitimate-looking, but completely fake, volunteer offers.
Now there are a number of issues to discuss here. For starters I don’t know how the volunteer forms are dealt oncereceived so its an open question whether GhostVolunteer would even have an effect. Regardless of what you (Read more…)
Newly-crowned Mrs. Universe, Ashley Callingbull, is calling on First Nations people in Canada to vote out Stephen Harper during the 2015 federal election.
The post Mrs. Universe urges Canada’s First Nations to vote out Harper appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Here’s a fun way to learn about the Conservative Party of Canada.
Reminds me of how I speak of Prime Minister Harper while on Twitter, I reference this guy instead:
I have been Prime Minister for 10 years. #elxn42 #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/75NRMc6HcY
— Not Steve Harper (@pmoharper) August 4, 2015
A lot has been said recently about people paying to have access to the Prime Minister.
@Justin_Ling @saskboy you are being told what to write?if i an issue with that
— shawn d hill (@nbf54321) July 8, 2015
Ling has said:
So @KoryCPC asked me to write a story about how I can't ask Harper questions without paying $78,000. I obliged. http://t.co/8V3HCr7o7m
— Justin Ling (@Justin_Ling) August 24, 2015
Perhaps it’s too obliging to ask the Harpercons about their exploitation of ISIS propaganda in this campaign?
While it's just a media access issue, I think @Justin_Ling is (Read more…)
“If media insist on covering #DuffyTrial, then cover other political party scams as well. Stop protecting #NDP & #LPC” – Gail Dyer
@GailDyer10 someone who voted for Canada's most recently jailed MP is dispensing political advice on Twitter? Oh goody! #DelMastro
— John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) August 23, 2015
“Basically Premier Brad Well has rightfully told Cdn. Media less talk about #DuffyTrial & more focus on our Cdn. Economy. #WellSaid.” – Bill Brasky
With oil prices collapsing, lowest interest since 1986 in bidding at federal auction: Gulf of Mexico drilling leases http://t.co/FwQp8kpDcr
— Keith Bradsher (@KeithBradsher) August 20, 2015
I thought I would take the Star Wars/Federal Election 2015 crossover and have some fun with it.
Please spread around with your friends and enjoy!
And of course…
“If elected, I will increase the number of reserves to 30,000.”
. . . → Read More: The Political Road Map: George Lucas Hates This Post!
So today I was at work (I do this a lot these days) and it was fairly quiet. My coworker from the Flooring Department wasvisiting my glorious Paint Department. He has been learning how to work in the department in his free time (probably aspart of some plot to supplant me). Anyways, I decided it was time for him to add his name in paint to the old painter’sbench we have laying around. After a rather embarrassing scene where he misspelled his own name I went off to lunch.
This is all backgrounder for what happened next. (Read more…)
It’s no secret that Jewish voters have apparently shifted from being largely supportive of the Liberal party to heartily supporting the Conservatives in what seems like majority numbers, due largely to the party’s full-throated support for Israel under Prime Minister Stephen Harper (and to a much lesser degree its commitment to security for religious institutions). […]
NDP candidate Linda McQuaig’s comment on oilsands stirs up hornet’s nest Linda McQuaig says ‘a lot of the oilsands oil may have to stay in the ground,’ in calling for environment
The Canadian Press Posted: Aug 09, 2015 10:25 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 09, 2015 11:51 AM ET
Gee, a politician telling the truth, for once.Mulcair would do well to bring her to the forefront once he has been elected PM. Yes it’s tough news on oil sands jobs, mortgages in Alberta, etc. Try getting some sympathy from those who have lost everything in other sectors, (Read more…)
Although political blog traffic goes way up during an election campaign, I haven’t put anything on my blog since the writ dropped. That’s partly because I have better things to do than analyze an election campaign that is too bloody long (unless it is 140 characters at a time on Twitter). Maybe I’ll add more in three weeks when it’s a more reasonable time to start talking about election day.
Hands up if you think the Cons will take illegal donations and overspend again. *shows hand*
This is also the first election in 9 years that I don’t intend to (Read more…)
A Forum Research poll conducted after Stephen Harper officially called the 2015 federal election on Sunday shows that 39 per cent of Canadian voters would vote NDP if the election were held today.
The post NDP vaults past Conservatives, Liberals after 2015 election call: Poll appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Well, the rumours are flying that Prime Minister Harper intendsto ask Governor General David Johnston to dissolve Parliamentthis Sunday. This would begin the longest election campaign inCanadian history. It seems clear the Conservatives fully intend towin by outspending their opponents. While this would be arather crass political movement if it occurs it would also be verygood for minor political parties such as the Pirate Party ofCanada. Here’s why.
After the last federal election in 2011 the Leader of the PirateParty of Canada (with help from the candidates) wrote a reportdetailing the (Read more…) . . . → Read More: The Tory Pirate – Politics & Policy: A Long Campaign Season Would Be Good For The Pirate Party
Ms. Borg is an NDP MP, and is most definitely not one of these Conservative trained seals.
It's funny but I think they left out female MPs to make it look like CPC are a bunch of old white men https://t.co/k42JOtTSTC
— Stephen Maher (@stphnmaher) July 30, 2015
This is hilarious. 13 Conservative MPs deliver the same PMO script. #WeAreBorg https://t.co/aJPW1Kosoy #cdnpoli
— Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) July 29, 2015
Trained seals….. https://t.co/LJ2ASKPEha
— Brent Rathgeber, MP (@brentrathgeber) July 30, 2015
If you show too much independent thought, you must leave the Conservative Collective. e.g.:
A cringe-worthy tweet explains the Conservative mindset in running the election campaign early before school gets back. Keep kids in the dark, and disengaged so wise old people can continue to run things for them. Poppa Harper knows best.
@ChristinePenro1 @CBCAlerts election date hasn't changed.regardless, I certainly don't want students learning about elections from teachers
— AJF (@AronJFinn) July 30, 2015
Aron’s autobiography: “Conservative. Pro Oil & Gas. Man made Climate Change is a farce. Anti Trudeau / Wynne and the biased MSM [Mainstream media].”
.@CBCAlerts It would be nice if @GGDavidJohnston would politely tell the PM to (Read more…)
Coal is a four letter word, however.
Perhaps Wall is a bit touchy about fossil fuels because Saskatchewan produces more greenhouse gases per person than any other Canadian province [link added], and is one of only three provinces whose emissions have risen since 1990. The province contains only 1 per cent of the country’s population, but produces a disproportionate 10 per cent of national emissions.
Saskatchewan recorded the highest deposit-paid bottle return rate in Canada (82 per cent) and largest wildfire detection camera system in North America, said the ministry.
Yet we had the worst wildfire season, perhaps (Read more…)
The ‘c’ stands for corruption, corporatism, cowardice, and caged. Oh, and copyright… but I repeat myself. If a government employee were to go to your home and steal the flyers from thenewspaper on your front step I am sure you would be very upset. It’s not because theflyers were particularity valuable or that you ever intended to look at them. Its not evenbecause you bought them, you didn’t. Still you would resent it if the government tookthose flyers and gave them back to the companies who originally sent them out. Youwould feel that your rights had been violated. You (Read more…)
Whoa, whoa… chaos reigns…. they might have just overthrown the speaker…
— Paul McLeod (@pdmcleod) June 26, 2015
Housakos rules the government’s attempt “violates a fundamental distinction in our rules and practices."
— Paul McLeod (@pdmcleod) June 26, 2015
Jesus you really can do anything you want with a majority in Canadian politics
— Paul McLeod (@pdmcleod) June 26, 2015
You mean election fraud 3 elections in a row didn’t already tell you that?
Now the government is overruling the speaker and making its illegal notion legal. It is surprising this is even able to happen.
— Paul McLeod (Read more…)
Dean Del Mastro is going to jail for a month, house arrest for longer, and cannot run (for office) for at least 5 years.
Hey, kids, remember Stephen Harper from back in 2006? http://t.co/z8SoCu2Pss Have fun, Dean-o. pic.twitter.com/ZN1ZM9yAow
— CC (@canadiancynic) June 25, 2015
BREAKING:video of Dean Del Mastro being led out of courthouse in shackles. pic.twitter.com/ZQUKtMave0
— Pamela VanMeer (@Pamreports) June 25, 2015
Let's never forget that Harper hand picked Del Mastro to be his Parliamentary Secretary & appointed him to the Ethics Committee. #cdnpoli
— Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) June 25, 2015
Dean Del (Read more…)
This is a difficult subject to talk about, because highlighting it could easily be viewed as hypocritical. In my defense, I’m not defending Trudeau because I want him elected, and I’m not attacking the Conservatives over this because I think they’re unfit to govern. I just think that using propaganda videos created by ISIS is not something Canadian political parties should ever do.
I regret even posting a link to this remarkably bad Conservative video www. facebook.com/ cpcpcc/videos/10153435917054204/ “Conservative Party of Canada – Parti conservateur du Canada:
On the same day that ISIS releases yet another barbaric video, Justin (Read more…)
A version of this piece from principled conservative activist and OpenMedia community member Connie Fournier was originally published by iPolitics.
The government’s unpopular Bill C-51 has finally become law, following a recent tight vote in the Senate. The vote, at 44 to 28, was closer than expected – almost all the opponents of the Bill showed up to vote against, but 15 of the 59 sitting conservative Senators were absent.
Canadians are so trained to accept power grabs, that we didn’t fight sufficiently to stop it.
The police state usually pads up behind you on cat’s paws. But this time, Harper has stabbed his finger into everyone’s chest to give us a hearty shove. This is a blatant, brazen grab for the kind of power no leader in a democracy should seek — let alone have in perpetuity.
How can there be unfettered sharing of information between departments of government without massive and illegal privacy violations?
Here’s a typical response by a Harper supporter on Twitter:
@saskboy Oh, you (Read more…)
I wondered why Peter MacKay’s Liberal challenger was quitting too, and it seems the reason was how Trudeau mishandled the C-51 “anti terrorism” vote by supporting the bad bill. Since MacKay is quitting too for other reasons, Central Nova will be a riding to watch again.
Now-former LPC candidate on #C51: "a repressive act which assaults Canadian liberty.” @JaneTaber1 reports http://t.co/Qr5W0KFT3s
— Laura Payton (@laura_payton) June 15, 2015
Out of context tweet, missing information:
— Inky Mark (@inky_mark) June 15, 2015
“Free sex” – Inky Mark.