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 ...

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 the moment began shifting from the CPC to the Liberals started in mid-November, the race ...

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 route (the narrower street lets you interact ...

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 to sincerely thank May for responding to my question which was seriously ...

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 @ElizabethMay Serious question: Did you bill the memorial service travel expense to the party? If ...

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 to hold press conference on Tuesday morning : Elizabeth May, Green Party leader ...

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 5:32 OBVIOUSLY NOT COMMITTING ANY OFFENCES UNDER THE CANADA ELECTIONS ACT TONIGHT 5:34 IAN HANNOMANSING OPINES THAT PEI IS A LIBERAL STRONGHOLD. EVERYBODY HAS TO HAVE ...

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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 made the same mistake and once again Canadians from coast-to-coast are ...

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 ...

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:

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 leadership of us treehuggin’ Greenies. Sylvie ain’t gonna get ...

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 thinking along these lines.Michael Ignatieff, since wresting control of the Liberal Party of Canada ...

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 in a 20 second sound bite. (Yeah like most ...

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 weaponized they never received the same funding or hype that conventional (uranium) reactor technology ...

Tattered Sleeve: GPC site redesign a huge improvement

Go check it out. greenparty.ca is a whole lot snazzier. Bravo!