A recent survey by the Pew Research Center regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline revealed some intriguing, and perhaps counterintuitive, results. According to the survey a majority of Americans solidly support Keystone, with almost twice as many supporting as opposing, while a majority of Canadians are against it. Only 42 per cent of Canadians are in . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Americans support Keystone, Canadians not so much
A carbon tax is an eminently fair and sensible approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And big oil agrees. At least Steve Williams, CEO of Canada’s largest oil and gas producer, Suncor Energy, does. Speaking to a downtown Calgary crowd on Friday, Williams stated, “We think climate change is happening. We think a broad-based carbon . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Finally, a voice Harper may listen to
Right here: How a little-noticed clause in the Fair Elections Act up-ends all conventional election timing speculation on her blog Pundit’s Guide. Shorter Funke: will the Tories use a change to the Elections Act rules about campaign spending limits to crush their opponents? They certainly could.
Alberta Tories contemplate their departure from the Legislature. Actual Progressive Conservative Government officials may not leave office in exactly the manner illustrated. Below: But if they do, is this the fate of their secrets? Below that: the late premier Ralph Klein and privatization advocate and cabinet minister Steve West.
There’s a whiff of . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Albertans have a right to ask questions about the integrity and preservation of their government’s records
The federal government has, it seems, something of a Jekyll and Hyde attitude towards military veterans. On the one hand, its budget-cutting has resulted in the closing of Veterans Affairs offices and a penny-pinching approach to the well-being of injured and disabled veterans.
On the other hand, the government announced it will implement measures that . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Federal hiring and the warrior ethos
Our federal government’s lamentable attitude to science, or at least any science that doesn’t benefit business, is one of its key features. Nonetheless, Industry Canada is giving us a chance to comment on science and technology policy by inviting responses tn a “Consultation Paper.” This is your chance to offer your comments on how our . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Speak up for science
Sadly, Rob Ford epitomises what Canada has become With his crack smoking and drunken misbehaviour, Toronto’s mayor personifies our crude, swaggering, bungling New Canada Robert Hays in the Guardian Fri Dec 13 2013
Speak for yourself, Hays..truly the East seems to have adopted the crudities of the HarperCons and their (Rob)in of the . . . → Read More: Left Over: The new Canadian Plague: Have We all been Infected?
See if you can get through this three minute video without tearing up. Despite having all kinds of complex feelings about Canadians involved in places including but not limited to Afghanistan, I really feel for the men in this video who’ve been damaged by war and abandoned by the government that put them in . . . → Read More: cmkl: Veterans Affairs: regional office closures. Stop ‘em