Note: we've interviewed @ThomasMulcair @JustinTrudeau and @ElizabethMay this campaign. @pmharper was to join us this week but cancelled 1/2
— The West Block (@TheWestBlock) October 11, 2015
His team told us he decided not to do any more nat'l interviews. No worries we have a show full of great content & analysis! Join us. 2/2
— The West Block (@TheWestBlock) October 11, 2015
Besides dodging the federal leaders debate, Harper isn’t giving interviews to national media. Going down beyond an already ridiculous 5 question limit to a 0 question limit is absurd. What is the breaking point for Conservative voters, (Read more…)
Right now we’re determining who the best baseball team is in the AL East, over 5 games played over more than 5 days. The winner will go on to play 7 more games to determine the best in the AL. Then 7 more games to decide who is the World Series champ for the next year.
To determine our government for the next 5 years, we’ll vote on October 19th, and the winner if they get ~250+ more votes than the other parties in select locations of the country, are eligible to control 100% of the power for the next (Read more…)
In 2011 Harper ‘won’ a majority government on the heels of lying to Parliament about the true cost of the #F35 boondoggle (which we still don’t have a plane from), and proceeded to lie to us about the cause of the election fraud seen across the country.
In 2015 Harper is possibly going to win government on the heels of saying we should prevent Muslim women from wearing a religious head and face scarf. What lies in store for us after he regains power? The Office of Religious Freedom he started will back up the freedom of Muslim women to (Read more…)
Just got back from voting ..had to wait an hour. The advance polls here in Victoria (on the People’s Republic of Vancouver Island) are showing us, first hand, how Harper has gutted Elections Canada..
Dickens would feel right at home..a clerk (I am not making this up) has to hand write your name and address after looking over your ID, then you have to sign it, then you finally get a ballot..then the one and only person sent to actually hand you a ballot does so, apologizing profusely for the long delay..one person at a time, about (Read more…)
In the midst of a campaign dominated by horse races and attack ads, by fear and scandal and appeals to our basest political instincts, it is easy to forget that elections are meant above all to be about policy. Which party offers the kindest, most equitable, and most sustainable vision for the country?
The answer, in my opinion, is clear. Here I present six important ways that the Green Party of Canada is the most progressive of our major national parties.
Climate change is the defining challenge of our generation, one that is inextricably linked to our well-being (Read more…)
Polling opens for the Canadian election on October 9th with the final day to vote on the 19th. This election, the organization Evidence for Democracy (and many more!) are asking you to vote with science in mind.
The Canadian Conservative party blatantly ignores scientific facts in their policies and this has led to some horrible practices in Canada. The good news is that you can change that this October by voting for knowledge, look into the Science Integrity Project
Our project reflects the collective wisdom of 75 leaders — in science, indigenous knowledge, public policy, civil society, and governance (Read more…)
I am trying with great difficulty to ignore the current campaign for a new Parliament and, if there is any justice, a new PM. I have been also trying, somewhat unsuccessfully, to stop comparing and contrasting (thanks so much to all my Uni profs. who beat that concept into my head….) my own reality with that portrayed by the worst offenders in the MSM…
I ‘ve had little success in staying calm, however..I am sick to death of everything that the Harper Reich is throwing at us to make idiocy important, to turn side issues, petty and vicious (Read more…)
It’s bad enough that there’s no sight of Conservative candidates campaigning to public crowds in Regina, but Conservative-friendly orgs are also trying to cover-up their interview contents.
Sloppiest. Cover-up. Ever. Conservative Michael Kram's LITERALLY covered-up interview with 'pro-life' paper. #elxn42 pic.twitter.com/JSgnASp9Hn
— ʇɹǝqoɹ Jago (@rjjago) October 5, 2015
This particular Con candidate is running in Wascana, against Goodale, among others. I once saw a sandwich board say he was door-knocking in Parkridge, and another time his campaign flyer came to the door. That’s the extent of interaction I’ve had with this man who passionately wants to end a (Read more…)
The Conservative party of Canada is clearly playing into fear, xenophobia and racism as a way to win votes, as its “War on Terror” narrative, its racial baiting and its new snitch line show. This is sickening. Mind you, the Liberals and NDP have eerily similar agendas to the Conservatives on key issues of the […]
Those who want to vote strategically in the coming election are often find it challenging to decide which party to vote for. This is again true in the current election. I will begin a series of posts here endorsing specific candidates and, where possible, identifying pairs of ridings where (say) NDP and Liberal interests are balanced. My posts will be summarized here.
I’ve long called for More Debates, Not Fewer Debaters, and CBC again disappoints.
Not much watchdog press left in Canada. No wonder people reject mainstream journalism for real reporting online.#cbc https://t.co/cWMUdIm5s3
— John MacDougall (@coircomann) October 2, 2015
Despite efforts by the major TV broadcasters, NDP have refused to participate in the debate. http://t.co/27cslTpKsu pic.twitter.com/VSgU1jGzWc
— Green Party Canada (@CanadianGreens) October 2, 2015
Nope. http://t.co/WdTIvqV82B @Blahaaron @josh_wingrove @acoyne uh the final election debate is next week..
— kady o'malley (@kady) October 2, 2015
My Feb. prediction, sadly is coming true.
The unethical fools (Read more…)
Bernie Sanders? This man deserves to win – and he just might. He should also read my book, Enlightened Democracy: Visions For A New Millennium. We’re very much on the same page, in most regards, except that I tend to contextualize things with a broader and longer term vision, and a more philosophical and historical context. […]
Here’s a portion in High Definition: And another segment (it’s also included in the long video at the top, so if you’ve seen that, there’s probably nothing new in this clip either.)
Today is going to be a what if kind of day. No, I do not think Stephen Harper has a chance at retaining his role as Prime Minister, but if for some chance he does, you know what immediately happens next: Bill C-51 gets beefed up and Marijuana remains illegal, or does it? Let’s get one thing straight, I do not partake in the use of marijuana, but I do see the potential benefit it poses of legalized, mainly in tax revenue, which any government can benefit from. This makes me unbiased in my personal views, since I do (Read more…)
Vote for your favourite with a RT or Favourite on Twitter:
I feel like Liberals have forgotten they have to defeat Harper much more urgently than they must defeat Mulcair, for the good of #cdnpoli.
— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) September 19, 2015
I feel like the NDP have forgotten they have to defeat Harper much more urgently than they must defeat Trudeau, for the good of #cdnpoli.
— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) September 19, 2015
I feel like Greens have forgotten they have to defeat Harper much more urgently than they must defeat CorpMedia, for the good of #cdnpoli.
— Saskboy (Read more…)
The following is critical to understand – for the people of Canada, the US, Europe and the world: “free trade” deals such those already signed (NAFTA), and those being pushed through with great secrecy now (CETA, TTIP and TPP), are agreements which grant supra-national powers to transnational corporations, powers over and above democratically elected governments, […]
Suzuki and Trudeau are both plain spoken people. They both strike me as straightforward. The difference is that Suzuki is much older and doesn’t appear to cater to anyone, while Trudeau obviously looks to his Liberal back-room advisers to tell him what way the wind is blowing. If the smoke is blowing at the young leader from his backside, and the Liberal string pullers want it that way, they aren’t about to save Trudeau.
Spin Cycle: Is the NDP’s proposed corporate tax hike a ‘job killer’? Liberals, Conservatives decry NDP plan to raise corporate tax rate to 17% from 15%
By Ira Basen, CBC News Posted: Sep 17, 2015 3:22 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 17, 2015 3:32 PM ET
Who wrote that headline, some-under-assistant from the Tory propaganda division of the Conservative party? It’s been shown time and again that doing things like raising taxes, raising the minimum wage, etc. do not in fact unemployment, layoffs, or cause corporate types to run away, screaming…it’s way too late for that. Those corporate greed-mongers who would (Read more…)
Due to their tinfoil hattedness fear of widespread voter fraud, the Harperites may have made it more difficult for many Canadians to vote in the upcoming election. So, I encourage everyone to share through the hills and dales, the highlands and the lowlands, yadda-yadda-yadda, the address for the Elections Canada site where one can verify if they are on the […]
Check out this amazing coverage of our pro-Internet election plan on The Georgia Straight! The Internet is something we shouldn’t take for granted. We should take action to have our democratic rights as citizens, to make sure it stays open, accessible and free for everyone. This election, vote for the Internet! OurDigitalFuture.ca
Article by Stephen Hui for the Georgia Straight
Stephen Harper’s Conservative government represents a “lost 10 years” for the Internet in Canada, according to a digital-rights advocate.
Four years ago, Bob Preston found himself in the same position as millions of Canadians: he desperately wanted to see prime minsiter Stephen Harper turfed from office.
Influenced by Shepard Fairey’s iconic . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Artist says Nope to Stephen Harper (again)