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Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading.

– Paul Krugman highlights the anti-social austerity agenda at work in the U.K. and U.S.: (T)he austerity drive in Britain isn’t really about debt and deficits at all; it’s about using deficit panic as an excuse to dismantle social programs. And this is, of course, exactly the same thing . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Northern Reflections: David Wilks and Dr. Faustus

When David Wilks backed down last week — declaring that, despite his previous comments, he supported the Harper government’s Omnibus Budget Bill — Canadians got an inside look at how raw power is exercised in Stephen Harper’s Ottawa. Andrew Coyne writes:

Two things are illustrated by this episode. One, that amid the general decline . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: David Wilks and Dr. Faustus

Politics and its Discontents: Andrew Coyne On The Decline Of Parliament Under Harper

Despite his right-wing orientation, there has been unmistakable evidence in the work of Andrew Coyne this past year or so that conveys a clear disenchantment with the Harper regime. Using the sad spectacle of David Wilk’s public humiliation, today in the National Post Coyne offers the re-education of the Kootenay-Columbia Conservative MP as . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Andrew Coyne On The Decline Of Parliament Under Harper

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading.

– Michael Harris rightly tears into the Cons for turning our federal government into Versailles on the Ottawa: The Harper government has more than a touch of Queen Nancy. It has already morphed into Versailles on the Ottawa. The facts, and the rules, are being made up as this crowd . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week.

– Julian Beltrame reports on the Cons’ concerted efforts to add to corporate bottom lines by attacking working Canadians: One of the measures is so sneaky, says NDP MP Pat Martin, nobody seemed to notice the line buried deep in the 452-page Bill C-38 that simply states, “The Fair . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Montreal Simon: The Con Mob and the Sad Case of David Wilks

Oh.My.Gorilla. I told you the Con mob was scarier than the Sopranos eh? Just look what they did to poor David Wilks.

One moment he was criticizing Stephen Harper's sinister Trojan Horse budget.

A Conservative backbench MP has publicly broken ranks with the government and said the massive budget omnibus bill should be . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Mob and the Sad Case of David Wilks

CalgaryGrit: How a Bill Becomes a Law

“At the end of the day, in my opinion, they’ve made up their mind and this is how we’re going to vote. One person is not going to make a difference, one MP is not going to make a difference.”

In some respects, I feel bad for David Wilks. The video that will ultimately . . . → Read More: CalgaryGrit: How a Bill Becomes a Law

Calgary Grit: How a Bill Becomes a Law

“At the end of the day, in my opinion, they’ve made up their mind and this is how we’re going to vote. One person is not going to make a difference, one MP is not going to make a difference.”

In some respects, I feel bad for David Wilks. The video that will ultimately . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: How a Bill Becomes a Law