Politics and its Discontents: Friends In High Places: The NEB Continues Its Bromance With Enbridge

Last week I posted a story about the National Energy Board taking pity on Enbridge, reducing a fine levied against the energy delivery giant for the damage it caused to private property in Manitoba. Unfortunately, we now learn that this was just the start of a flurry of absolutions granted the company. The National Observer’s ...

Politics and its Discontents: Our World – The Illustrated Version

Sometimes, words only muddy the message, so I’ll let the following speak for themselves: H/t Felipe TeTz Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: An Awakening Public?

I certainly applaud the spirit of this Star letter: As the mayors of the GTA come together to ask for funds to clean up from the recent ice storm, I hope that they will recognize the likelihood that this disaster and recent GTA floods were “acts of man.” While most climate change scientists, conservative as ...

Politics and its Discontents: Think This Couldn’t Happen Here?

It already has, many, many times. Given the Harper cabal’s abysmal record on the environment, this is surely a timely cautionary reminder for Canadians: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Harper Lies: The Dismal Truth About Corporate Tax Evasion

My friend Gary recently alerted me to this, which should sicken all Canadian citizens. It is a story of corporate greed, massive amounts of lost tax revenues, and a government that aids and abets both. After viewing it, be sure to read the missive from Star letter-writer Robert Bahlieda that follows, and think about it ...

Politics and its Discontents: I’m Sure It Is Just A Coincidence …

…but if I were paranoid, I might see a connection between this and this. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Now It All Makes Sense

RBC CEO Gord Nixon I just knew there had to be a logical explanation. This explains that. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: The Royal Bank’s Abasement of Its Employees

It may be helpful to remember the following video the next time you see an RBC ad portraying the bank as the solution to everyone’s problems. Forty-five soon-to-be-former employees (after they have trained their replacements) would beg to differ with the characterization. I suspect if I had an account with RBC, I would be closing ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Progressive Voice In The Mainstream Media

Although her views are not radically different from those found at alternative news sites such as The Raw Story, Truthdig or Alternet, jounalist Linda McQuaig is always a treat to read, if for no other reason than the fact that her views make it into the mainstream media, so often the mere repository and purveyor ...