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Montreal Simon: Thank Goodness I’m Not a Harper Conservative

Gawd. What a week. I'm working like a dog, all I want to do is sleep, Spring STILL hasn't arrived !!#@!!And of course, because it's still Harperland, the stench of rancid pork hangs heavily in the air.As Great Hoggy Leader sets out to try to buy the votes of some Canadians with OUR money, . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Thank Goodness I’m Not a Harper Conservative

Politics and its Discontents: Details, Details, Details

Details. It seems that Conservative MP Diane Ablonczy finds them irksome impediments to action.

Details like objections to violations of our Charter Rights: During the final day of parliamentary hearings into the government’s controversial anti-terrorism bill, Conservative MP Diane Ablonczy used air quotes to dismiss an amendment, first proposed by the Canadian Bar Association, that . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Details, Details, Details

Politics and its Discontents: Harper To Muslims: Prove You Are With Us

That certainly is the implication given the tone that Diane Ablonczy takes with National Council of Canadian Muslims executive director Ihsaan Gardee during hearings on Bill C-51. As you will see, however, the latter eloquently and quite effectively denounces the spirit of McCarthyism behind Ablonczy’s question:

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daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Nomination races begin for federal election 2015

TweetThere are 705 days until Monday, October 19, 2015, when the next Canadian federal election is scheduled to be held. With less than two years until Canadians choose who will serve as Members of Parliament and with new electoral boundaries coming into effect at the next election, candidates across Alberta are preparing to seek party . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Nomination races begin for federal election 2015

Canadian Political Viewpoints: All Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing…

Many people were waiting for the on the horizon cabinet shuffle in Ottawa that finally took place today. Pundits saw it as an opportunity for a scandal plagued government to turn the page and change the channel by getting Canadians to talk about something other than Duffy-Wright. And while people have focused on it for . . . → Read More: Canadian Political Viewpoints: All Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing…

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Calgary-Centre By-Election: Accusations and high-profile visits.

TweetThe by-election in Calgary-Centre is in full-swing with accusations and high-profile becoming a distinguishing characteristic of the campaign in advance of the November 26 vote. 1CalgaryCentre, the group bidding to unite progressive voters behind … . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Calgary-Centre By-Election: Accusations and high-profile visits.