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Politics and Entertainment: The Agonizing Challenge of Voting in 2015

“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” – Emma Goldman

There’s been much talk of late about uniting the main opposition parties in some sort of delusional effort to defeat the Harper Regime come the next faux election either as a one-time strategic plan or by way of a more long term relationship.  Here’s a reality check for those fantasizing about such a possibility.

1) First of all, not one of the parties is really progressively left, though all three like to spin that they are when it suits them, especially if they espouse support for social programs. (Read more…)

The Equivocator: Vote Harvey Locke: The Progressive Choice for Calgary-Centre

Today (November 26th) is by-election day in the great riding of Calgary-Centre! The Liberal campaign has been as exciting as it has been improbably and for the first time since 1968, Calgary-Centre might such send a Liberal to Ottawa. Though … Continue reading . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Vote Harvey Locke: The Progressive Choice for Calgary-Centre

Capital Pride + a Baby Squirrel

I had a great time this weekend at Capital Pride. I've been participating for a few years now and it's fun to see how the Green Party contingent grows each year, and how it at least seems like the crowd is growing every year. I liked the new ro… . . . → Read More: Capital Pride + a Baby Squirrel

mike watkins dot ca: May Responds to Expense Query

Elizabeth May in a tweet just now responded to my query last week about travel expenses for a recent coast to coast trip May took to attend a memorial. @ElizabethMay @confute I personally paid for that trip (link) First of all, I’d like … . . . → Read More: mike watkins dot ca: May Responds to Expense Query

mike watkins dot ca: Try Proactive Disclosure, Elizabeth May

Noted on Twitter just now, a tweet from Elizabeth May via her mobile device: @ElizabethMay Crazy weekend back and forth from BC to Cape Breton for a local hero’s memorial service. #gpc #cdnpoli (link) Within two minutes I replied: @confute… . . . → Read More: mike watkins dot ca: Try Proactive Disclosure, Elizabeth May

mike watkins dot ca: Liz Party of Canada Leader Press Conference

Possibly with visions of a long walk off a short pier, the press have been summoned to witness the spectacle of the recently renamed Liz Party of Canada’s first ever elected MP, Liz, holding a post-election presser. Green Party leader Elizabeth May … . . . → Read More: mike watkins dot ca: Liz Party of Canada Leader Press Conference

politics on CAPS LOCK: CANADIAN FEDERAL ELECTION 2011 LIVEBLOGGING: *** UPDATED COMPULSIVELY ***

I AM STONE SOBER LISTENING AND SOMETIMES WATCHING THE PRE-ELECTION SHOW FROM ATLANTIC CANADA OVER SKYPE AND IT’S KIND OF SUCKY NOT BODING WELL GUYS GOT TO BE HONEST

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OBVIOUSLY NOT COMMITTING ANY OFFENCES UNDER THE CANADA ELECTIONS ACT TONIGHT

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IAN HANNOMANSING OPINES THAT PEI IS A LIBERAL STRONGHOLD. EVERYBODY HAS TO HAVE SOMEBODY. THAT’S RIGHT I’M COMMENTING ON THE COMMENTARY WHICH I HOPE IS THE KIND OF THING YOU’RE INTO

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SO AS WE’RE CLEAR, NONE OF THIS YET HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH ANY RESULTS, I AM IN NO WAY TRYING TO BE CUTE ABOUT THIS, (Read more…)

Green Line – Young Greens Get out the Vote

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Join One Million Green Voters

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Help Get EMay in the Debates

The broadcasters have denied the will of a clear majority of Canadians by barring Elizabeth May from the televised leaders debates. They made the same mistake in 2008 but it was over turned by a wave of public outrage. Its déjà vu, the broadcasters m… . . . → Read More: Help Get EMay in the Debates

Tattered Sleeve: Why I support the Greens but vote otherwise

I am a big Green supporter and believe they have the best platform. Dagnammit, I joined the party and contribute a few bucks to show that I care. But I also live in Quebec (and on the island of Montreal) and my local candidate both:a) is a relative lightweight, and b) has no hope of winning, but might garner enough votes to keep my second choice from winning.

Hopefully most of the other GPC supporters aren’t in a similar bind. But I frankly prefer to return Justin Trudeau to his seat than to help get a (yawn) Bloq Québecois (Read more…)

Green Party of Canada Attack Ad

The Green Party of Canada has finally released their very first attack ad, watch it to see just who (or what?)  we're attacking: . . . → Read More: Green Party of Canada Attack Ad

JimBobby Sez: Green Party Unity

Whooee! Well, friends an’ foes, I spent the weekend at the Green Party convention down in the centre of the universe. I had the pleasure of meetin’ Sylvie Lemieux, a gal from up Ottawa way who was lookin’ to challenge Earth Mother Lizzie May fer the le… . . . → Read More: JimBobby Sez: Green Party Unity

Tattered Sleeve: Greens, NDP to merge; Layton and May step aside, with support of key Liberal defectors

Could you just imagine a headline like that? Only if you accept the fact that the federal Liberal party is finished as a viable political entity. It was this particular realization, coupled with Warren Kinsella’s post earlier today, that got me thinkin… . . . → Read More: Tattered Sleeve: Greens, NDP to merge; Layton and May step aside, with support of key Liberal defectors

Green Assassin Brigade: GPC Policy and Campaign Focus

I’m one of many GPC members who believe we are often too negative and harp too much on Climate Change. It’s not that I don’t believe it’s important but it’s not an easy topic to use while trying to capture someone’s attention at the door or… . . . → Read More: Green Assassin Brigade: GPC Policy and Campaign Focus

Green Assassin Brigade: Should Greens consider Thorium reactors?

Debate topic for pragmatic GREENsThanks to a tweet by Enviralment I just read an article on Thorium reactor technology that I think people should read. Thorium reactors have been around for quite some time but because of their inability to be weaponize… . . . → Read More: Green Assassin Brigade: Should Greens consider Thorium reactors?

Tattered Sleeve: GPC site redesign a huge improvement

Go check it out. greenparty.ca is a whole lot snazzier. Bravo! . . . → Read More: Tattered Sleeve: GPC site redesign a huge improvement