somecanuckchick dot com: It’s official!

It’s official! Justin Trudeau has been sworn in as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister… The new Cabinet has also been sworn in… In case you missed it, here’s the list: Justin Trudeau — Prime Minister, plus Intergovernmental Affairs and Youth Ralph Goodale — Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Carolyn Bennett — Indigenous and Northern Affairs Lawrence MacAulay ...

Mind Bending Politics: Did Big Media Play A Big Role In The Liberals Big Win?

I’ve been fairly critical of the media’s role in this election.  From the consortium threatening to pull Conservative Ads on false copyright pretenses, to political favoritism in the Munk Debates, and now the situation with the former National Post editorial editor Andrew Coyne when the post refused to post his endorsement of a political candidate. ...

LeDaro: The Day of Change

I hope Canadians send Harper harping back to Calgary. Harper has damaged our country’s reputation, muzzled scientists, and ran a campaign based on racial intolerance. It is time for him to go. Also, everyone, exercise your democratic right, vote.

Politics, Re-Spun: Mulroney’s Gift to the NDP

Thanks Brian Mulroney! You’ve done what no one else in Canada could do: by endorsing him, you’ve explained just how bad Trudeau and the Liberals would be for Canada. Sure, Mulroney, you are sad that Harper’s Reform Party has eradicated your Progressive Conservatives and started using the “Conservative” word. Sure, Mulroney, you know that Harper ...

cartoon life: Stephen Harper sings the national anthem

“Oh, Canada! I stand on guard for me!” Filed under: art Tagged: elxn42, parody, Stephen Harper

Tattered Sleeve: Harper not about to have sex with sheep. Nope nope nope

That appears to have been the gist of the point made to the CBC news camera of a Harper-Con supporter at today’s Conservative campaign event. Point taken. And lo and behold! The Ford brothers – even the crack-cocaine smoking one – are trotted out to help rally the faithful in a Toronto riding the Conservatives ...

Tattered Sleeve: Harper not about to have sex with sheep. Nope nope nope

That appears to have been the gist of the point made to the CBC news camera of a Harper-Con supporter at today’s Conservative campaign event. Point taken. And lo and behold! The Ford brothers – even the crack-cocaine smoking one – are trotted out to help rally the faithful in a Toronto riding the Conservatives ...

Michal Rozworski: Podcast: Cutting through Canada’s election fog, where’s inequality, climate change and free trade?

http://rozworski.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Podcast151012-Elections-TPP.mp3   This week’s podcast is a Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives double-header. The CCPA has been an invaluable resource for alternative economic and political analysis for decades and I always enjoy highlighting their work. First up, I speak with Seth Klein, the director of the Centre’s British Columbia office, on how inequality and climate, two major issues ...

Tattered Sleeve: Election theme song from Hey Rosetta! & Yukon Blonde

Land You Love Land You Love – Hey Rosetta! & Yukon Blonde from Phil Maloney on Vimeo. This brings a tear to my eye everytime I play it. Thank you, Hey Rosetta! and Yukon Blonde. Share! Share! Share!

Tattered Sleeve: Election theme song from Hey Rosetta! & Yukon Blonde

Land You Love Land You Love – Hey Rosetta! & Yukon Blonde from Phil Maloney on Vimeo. This brings a tear to my eye everytime I play it. Thank you, Hey Rosetta! and Yukon Blonde. Share! Share! Share!

somecanuckchick dot com: Consider this post a chronicle of Thomas Mulcair’s flip-flop policies…

Consider this post a chronicle of Thomas Mulcair’s flip-flop policies… I could go on… but this is a nice start, eh! In no particular order: [Articles + Videos; In English, or en français.] Shortly after his election to the National Assembly, Thomas Mulcair denounced the political interference of Québec’s powerful union movement [Article: In English.] ...

somecanuckchick dot com: These are the types of NDP candidates Thomas Mulcair stands behind…

These are the types of NDP candidates Thomas Mulcair stands behind… Intolerance Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie Alexandre Boulerice says the NDP is against the niqab! [VIDEO, en français!] Mégantic—L’Érable Jean-François Delisle says the NDP should reopen Constitution to deal with the niqab. FYI Jean-François Delisle has backed off his initial statement that the NDP should reopen the ...

somecanuckchick dot com: Behold the 4 stages of a successful voter suppression plan!

Elections Canada cites 4 stages of a successful voter suppression plan: — Identify non-supporters; — Gather information on them; — Prevent them from going to the polls through scare tactics, misinformation or systematic challenging of registrations; — If electors get to the polls, prevent them from voting by contesting eligibility or identification, and through intimidation. ...

Michal Rozworski: The economic debate we got and the one we need

I feel more like a broken record: another piece for Ricochet on the economic debate in the 2015 election and the missing big picture. This after the Globe Debate on the economy. The Conservatives have promised balanced budgets and have even enshrined them in law. The NDP is also promising balanced budgets, painting itself as “responsible” ...

OpenMedia.ca: Candidates are being flooded with our emails, and it’s working!

It’s election time! And your OpenMedia team has been working very hard to make sure Canadians have a direct and easy way to demand candidates from all parties speak up for the Internet we love and deserve. That’s why we’ve launched a handy tool for you to tell your candidates to become a pro-Internet leader and ...

OpenMedia.ca: CBC: Tories yank ’24 hour surveillance’ stickers on signs in Harper’s Calgary riding

File this under “So amazing it’s actually true.” Stephen Harper’s constituency team have been busying themselves by adding “24 hour surveillance” stickers to their own election signs. And then removing them when CBC noticed. Article by Haydn Watters for CBC read more

Mind Bending Politics: Arab Countries Need To Be Doing More On Syrian Refugees

(Arab League Flag) Like many Canadians I had a very heart felt response to the picture of the three year old who laid face down dead after trying to cross the Mediterranean for the EU escaping the Syrian civil war. What I found more disturbing was Immigration Minister Chris Alexander’s cold response to the story ...

Trashy's World: PSA – make sure you are registered to vote!

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 ...

somecanuckchick dot com: Canadians don’t expect Canada to solve the world’s problems…

Stephen Harper says, “Canadians don’t expect Canada to solve the world’s problems.” Of course, Canadians don’t expect Canada to solve the world’s problems. Canadians do, however, expect Canada not be part of the problem and Canadians do expect Canada to be part of the solution. Bottom line: Stephen Harper is creating more refugees by bombing ...

Mind Bending Politics: Conservatives Agree to Censor Internet In Latest Trade Negotiations

The Conservatives seem to be tying to make the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement one of Harper’s legacy items.  After the election call the Conservatives moved to change “caretaker” rules in order to continue negotiating this trade agreement.  It appears now that the Conservatives are so much in a rush to get the TPP signed ...

Mind Bending Politics: The US May Have Trump; But Canada Has An Alien

Let’s put it this way; we could have used the swagger and unexpectedness Donald Trump presented in last nights US Republican debates in the Canadian leaders debate.  Instead, the first hour the Canadian debate consisted of Conservative leader Stephen Harper doing what he does best which is misleading Canadians on facts.  Green Party leader Elizabeth ...

somecanuckchick dot com: What’s your favourite show on Netflix?

Apparently, Stephen Harper’s favourite show on Netflix is Breaking Bad… You know, the one about a high school Chemistry teacher w/ a pregnant wife and special needs teenager, struggling to make ends meet, when he is diagnosed w/ cancer and then decides to start making/selling Methamphetamine to secure his family’s financial future. I wonder what ...

Maple-Flavoured Politics: Fantasy Tax

Funny, Stephen Harper released a video telling us how much he loves Netflix and promising us that he would never tax it. Never mind that the monthly bill for my Netflix subscription shows an H.S.T. of $1.04, 40 cents of which goes to the federal government. Who at the Canada Revenue Agency should I contact ...

Mind Bending Politics: Election Called, Media in Crisis, International Observers Called In

Yesterday Prime Minister Harper dropped the election writ, and Canada is now in it’s 42nd election since confederation.  There has been much speculation around the timing of the writ dropping.  This election will be one of the longest and most costliest elections in modern times, which could cost Canadian tax payers close to $1 billion+ ...

Canadian Psephos: Predicting the Unpredictable

With the first full day of official campaigning underway, where is the state of the race? Luckily we know, since it seems that everyone and their mothers have set up election projections or predictions in time for this campaign. Even I have maintained a rolling average offline, currently showing a tight three-way race (though with ...