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Alberta Politics: We need a referendum on electoral reform? No! We need a national referendum on the TPP!

PHOTOS: Justin Trudeau, back in 2015 before he was prime minister, promising Canadians real change, including electoral reform, if we gave him the chance. We gave him the chance. Below: Opposition Conservative interim Leader Rona Ambrose (CBC Photo) an… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: We need a referendum on electoral reform? No! We need a national referendum on the TPP!

Montreal Simon: The Cons Threaten to Block Electoral Reform

Yesterday I told you how Rona Ambrose, her shellshocked Harper party, and their friends in the Con media, were in a disturbing state of zombie agitation.After it finally dawned on them that electoral reform will either change their brutish party beyon… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Cons Threaten to Block Electoral Reform

Politics and its Discontents: A Contemptible, Arrogant Martinet

The other day I wrote a post about the resurrection of Bill C-377, the Harper backed private member’s bill that would wage war against unions in Canada. Toward the end of the post I made reference to Senator Don Plett’s arrogant dismissal of witness Paul Cavalluzzo during Senate hearings on the bill after the latter . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Contemptible, Arrogant Martinet

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics blog: calgary-centre conservatives and liberals choosing their by-election candidates.

TweetOn Saturday, August 25, Conservative Party members in the riding of Calgary-Centre will choose a candidate to carry their party’s banner in an upcoming and yet-to-be called by-election. Six candidates are contesting the nomination. The Conservative candidate is widely expected to win the by-election in this moderate conservative voting downtown Calgary riding. Here is a . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics blog: calgary-centre conservatives and liberals choosing their by-election candidates.

Impolitical: Conservative Senators bring the optics on budget eve

Conservative Senators are complaining today about news that they’ll be losing a cafeteria in one of the buildings in which Senators work, the Victoria Building. Former Conservative party president, Don Plett, unfamiliar with the phrase “entitled to their entitlements” apparently, said this: “What a bad, bad idea. The Victoria cafeteria was for the Senators . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Conservative Senators bring the optics on budget eve