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Politics and its Discontents: Congratulations To The Harper Government

May the Prime Minister and his party enablers wear this award with distinction!

P.S. Check out some of the readers’ comments on the site as well. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Did they Use The Harper Government In The Study?

This would seem to explain a great deal about our Conservative overlords. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: U.S. Steel Loses Its Appeal, So Harper Government Capitulates

Those who think that unfettered capitalism is the greatest gift to humanity imaginable will rejoice in the news that even though American steel giant U.S. Steel lost its appeal against the Canadian federal government that was seeking a $10,000 daily fine for the company’s failure to live up to employment commitments in its Hamilton Ontario . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: U.S. Steel Loses Its Appeal, So Harper Government Capitulates

Politics and its Discontents: The Star and Its Readers

If the Harper government keeps an ‘enemies list‘, which, quite frankly, I have little doubt that it does, given its infernal embrace of ‘values’ that are repellent to Canadians who believe in fairness, ethics, justice, and the rule of law, high on its list must be The Toronto Star and many of its readers, relentless . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Star and Its Readers

Politics and its Discontents: Sayed Shah Sharifi – The Toronto Star Continues Championing His Cause

Sayed Shah Sharifi, the brave Afghan interpreter, may have been betrayed by the Harper government and our contemptible Minister of Immigration, Jason Kenney, but he has the support of The Toronto Star, countless people worldwide, and the pro bono services of Lorne Waldman, one of the country’s leading immigration lawyers.

In his latest installment of . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Sayed Shah Sharifi – The Toronto Star Continues Championing His Cause

Politics and its Discontents: The Battle of Sayed Shah Sharifi Continues

The Star continues its excellent coverage of the plight of Sayed Shah Sharifi, the brave young Afghan interpreter who has been betrayed by the Harper government, despite glowing Canadian military reports supporting his application for emigration to Canada.

As his last hope after being rejected by faceless bureaucrats and abandoned by the spineless Jason Kenney, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Battle of Sayed Shah Sharifi Continues

Politics and its Discontents: As Usual, The CBC Is Under Attack By The Right-Wing

I have written before about how I feel that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has, in many ways, sold out to the Conservative Government. Undoubtedly not having understood the sad history of appeasement, they have pursued that profitless course, tr… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: As Usual, The CBC Is Under Attack By The Right-Wing

Politics and its Discontents: The Scourge of Phantom Crime

Readers of this blog may know that I place a great deal of stock in critical thinking. Although I am sure that I stray from it on a regular basis, to be a consistent critical thinker is the ideal toward which I strive. It is therefore disheartening, … . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Scourge of Phantom Crime

Politics and its Discontents: Breaking ‘News’

There is a story posted on the Globe website entitled, E-mails cite ‘directive’ to re-brand government in Harper’s name which reveals that Dimitri Soudas lied when he denied a story circulating that orders went out to some civil servants last fal… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Breaking ‘News’

Politics and its Discontents: Star Exclusive Reveals Harper Government Collaborated With U.S. In Framing Legislation

A shocking Star exclusive today, one that will probably be met for the most part with typical Canadian complacency and passivity (‘Peace, order and good government, and may I please go back to sleep now?’) reveals that the Harper Government collaborate… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Star Exclusive Reveals Harper Government Collaborated With U.S. In Framing Legislation

Politics and its Discontents: And They Did This BEFORE They Got Their Majority

Probably to the surprise of few who have tracked their anti-democratic and anti-transparency propensities, last month the Harper regime terminated The Coordination of Access to Information Requests System, or CAIRS, an electronic list of nearly every … . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: And They Did This BEFORE They Got Their Majority

Politics and its Discontents: And I Thought I Had Written My Last Blog Entry Before The Election ….

It seems I was wrong. Once more, the disdain Harper has consistently shown for Canadian democratic traditions and norms is made manifest. Click here to read the story and watch the video that demonstrates the on-going threat he and his ilk pose.Recom… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: And I Thought I Had Written My Last Blog Entry Before The Election ….

Politics and its Discontents: A Few Thoughts Going Into The Last Weekend Before The Election

While it would be presumptuous to try to predict the outcome of Monday’s vote, I am heartened by what I perceive to be an awakening of the Canadian electorate. If political polls and advance voting numbers are any indication, we are demonstrating, cou… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Few Thoughts Going Into The Last Weekend Before The Election