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Montreal Simon: Dean Del Mastro Wants Us To Know He’s Not Happy

Gawd. Or Mama Mia. I thought we'd seen the last of Dean Del Mastro, when he lost his appeal, and the judge ordered him to spend a month in the Big House.But I forgot that he got sprung after only a week behind bars, so that he could launch yet ano… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Dean Del Mastro Wants Us To Know He’s Not Happy

Politics and its Discontents: A Little Bit Of Justice

Just when I fall into despair that justice will ever prevail, the gods send me a small bone:Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro lost his appeal of his election overspending case and was taken away to jail Tuesday, after an Ontario judge found he had… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Little Bit Of Justice

Montreal Simon: Dean Del Mastro Finally Goes to the Big House

He claimed he was totally innocent.When a judge said he wasn't, he said he didn't share her opinion.But sadly for him, the judge had the last opinion.And Dean Del Mastro is finally going to jail. Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Dean Del Mastro Finally Goes to the Big House

Montreal Simon: Hermit Harper’s Horrible and Embarrassing Day

Well we still don't know where Stephen Harper is hiding, for there hasn't been a sighting in days. We don't know whether the man they're now calling Hermit Harper, is holed up in a closet, or living in a car, or getting plastic surge… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Hermit Harper’s Horrible and Embarrassing Day

Politics and its Discontents: I Guess The Barbados Has An Open-Door Policy Toward Felons

Few Canadians will forget this scene:The people of The Barbados, however, apparently hold no animus toward foreign felons:Dean Del Mastro and his cousin David are establishing a $26-million solar technology manufacturing plant and solar farm in Barbado… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: I Guess The Barbados Has An Open-Door Policy Toward Felons

PostArctica: What Is Wrong With Canadians?

Meet Dean A. Del Mastro.

Yep, that is good old Dean being escorted to prison.

From Wiki – Dean A. Del Mastro (born August 16, 1970) is a former Canadian politician. He represented Peterborough in the House of Commons of Canada as a member of the Conservative Party from January 23, 2006 until November . . . → Read More: PostArctica: What Is Wrong With Canadians?

PostArctica: What Is Wrong With Canadians?

Meet Dean A. Del Mastro.

Yep, that is good old Dean being escorted to prison.

From Wiki – Dean A. Del Mastro (born August 16, 1970) is a former Canadian politician. He represented Peterborough in the House of Commons of Canada as a member of the Conservative Party from January 23, 2006 until November . . . → Read More: PostArctica: What Is Wrong With Canadians?

The Canadian Progressive: New NDP attack ad says Harper is world’s worst talent

New NDP attack ad draws attention to the fact that Stephen Harper is the “world’s worst talent scout”, highlights the Conservatives’ recent ethical lapses.

The post New NDP attack ad says Harper is world’s worst talent appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Montreal Simon: Is It Time to Rename the Cons the Canadian Convict Party?

As you probably know, I've written hundreds if not thousands of posts about the nefarious activities of Boss Harper and his Con mob.And for more information please consult the latest version of Alison's Perps with Perks. Because you can't find a better group mugshot anywhere.But sometimes a simple cartoon can sum up the situation . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Is It Time to Rename the Cons the Canadian Convict Party?

Politics and its Discontents: Reprobate Redux

For your Monday discernment, I offer this volley of wise observations about that unrepentant felon, Dean Del Mastro, from the usual suspects – Toronto Star readers:

Re: Ex-Tory MP Del Mastro sentenced to month in jail, June 26 Finally a crooked Conservative gets a jail sentence, proclaiming his innocence all the way. In fact, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Reprobate Redux

In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 24: McMania; a flag flap; PACing it in

Connor McDavid, wearing the surprisingly bold Edmonton Oiler travelling suit.

OMG! OMG! OMG! Connor McDavid is an Oiler! Connor McDavid is an Oiler! Connor McDavid is an Oiler!

Sigh. Poor Connor. The hopes of an entire city are apparently resting on his muscled shoulders.

This city’s infatuation with the Edmonton Oilers reached a crescendo . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Happens, week 24: McMania; a flag flap; PACing it in

Alberta Politics: Government by sneak: the preferred Harper Conservative response to thorny issues and hard-fought elections

PHOTOS: Poultry farmers not exactly like these, and dairy farmers as seen below, are facing sneaky attacks by the Harper Government. And speaking of the chickens coming home to roost, below them is a screen shot of former Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro. VICTORIA, B.C. Same sex marriage advocates and poultry and dairy farmers might . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Government by sneak: the preferred Harper Conservative response to thorny issues and hard-fought elections

Montreal Simon: Dean Del Mastro Is Going to the Big House

He claimed he was totally innocent. When a judge said he wasn't, he said he didn't share her opinion.But of course the judge had the last opinion.And Dean Del Mastro is going to jail. Read more »

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Politics and its Discontents: God, I Love The Perp Walk

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Politics and its Discontents: Breaking With Tradition

… there were no reports of Dean Del Mastro breaking down in tears, a first for the former star of the Harper regime. Perhaps knowing that he will only serve one week in jail for his crimes lightened his mood.

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Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Day the Fear Factor Ran Out

I can only imagine the state Stephen Harper must be in this weekend. Because it can't be pretty.Not after being he was forced to promise changes to his anti-terrorist bill. The one he claimed, so long and so loudly, didn't need to be changed. And not after the evidence keeps growing that his war . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Day the Fear Factor Ran Out

Montreal Simon: Breaking: The Duffy Trial Just Got Bigger and Better !!!

We always knew it was going to be a big trial. We knew that Mike Duffy would make sure it was.Especially now that he has had time to think about how Stephen Harper treated him, and he's REALLY pumped or pissed.And of course, as I pointed out yesterday, the perp walk of PMO witnesses . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Breaking: The Duffy Trial Just Got Bigger and Better !!!

Montreal Simon: The Totally Wonderful Downfall of Dean Del Mastro

Well it was a brave attempt, some might say an outrageous attempt, to put a fork in the wheels of justice.But sadly for Dean Del Mastro it just didn't work, and he will not be getting another trial.Read more »

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Politics and its Discontents: Cry Me A River

The frequently lachrymose Dean Del Mastro has yet another reason for tears: An Ontario judge has dismissed former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro’s attempt to have a mistrial declared in his election overspending case.

Del Mastro will appear before Cameron in Lindsay, Ont., on Thursday, where sentencing arguments are expected to be made in . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Cry Me A River

Politics and its Discontents: The Wheels Of The Bus….

have been very busy of late:

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Montreal Simon: Dean Del Mastro and the Barbarity of the Cons

Well I'm sure it's just a coincidence that on the day Dean Del Mastro appeared in court for his sentencing hearing. And demanded a mistrial. Former MP Dean Del Mastro is asking the Ontario Court of Justice to dismiss his Oct. 31 guilty verdicts related to overspending in the 2008 federal election campaign and . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Dean Del Mastro and the Barbarity of the Cons

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading.

– The Globe and Mail reminds us why we should demand the restoration of an effective census, while Evidence for Democracy is making a public push toward that goal. And Tavia Grant discusses how the destruction of effective data collection is affecting Canadian workplace: Reliable, complete and up-to-date labour . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Politics and its Discontents: There Wasn’t A Moist Eye In The House

With the exception of that maudlin master of emotion, the disgraced Dean Del Mastro, Members of Parliament seemed strangely unmoved by the self-proclaimed victim of injustice as he announced his resignation yesterday.

For a full display of ‘Mr. Peterborough’s’ emotive and rhetorical range and a recounting of his ‘legendary’ achievements for his home riding, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: There Wasn’t A Moist Eye In The House

Montreal Simon: Dean Del Mastro’s Hasty Departure From Parliament

Well it looks as if we won't have Dean Del Mastro to kick around anymore.

For after beating his chest for a few days, like a wounded gorilla, the Deaner has finally decided to throw in the towel. Dean Del Mastro, the MP for Ontario's Peterborough riding, has quit less than a week after . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Dean Del Mastro’s Hasty Departure From Parliament

Alberta Diary: Said to be sought as candidate by Wildrose Party, ‘tax watchdog’ spokesperson’s intentions are for the moment unclear

CTF Alberta spokesperson Derek Fildebrandt last summer at the Legislature in Edmonton. Below: Premier Jim Prentice and political blogger Dave Cournoyer.

Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith is “working hard” to recruit Canadian Taxpayers Federation Alberta spokesperson Derek Fildebrandt as a candidate for the next provincial general election in the Calgary-Bow riding, Daveberta.ca blog author . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Said to be sought as candidate by Wildrose Party, ‘tax watchdog’ spokesperson’s intentions are for the moment unclear