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Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Politics of Madness

Well so much for Great Strong Leader, who would try to brainwash into believing that all we need to do to feel safe is to trust our fate to HIM.Trust that only HE can stop the terrorist hordes from beheading us in our beds. And allow HIM to turn Canada into a police state. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Politics of Madness

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper the Big Lie and the Merchant of Venom

It's hard to tell these days whether Stephen Harper is lying because he's desperate, or because he's lost his moral compass.Or on a day like yesterday, because he's simply delusional. He says he doesn't want to sound paranoid, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper is concerned his own federal bureaucracy is trying to bring back . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper the Big Lie and the Merchant of Venom

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Dear Canadian National Firearms Association

How Dare You? It is clear that Canada’s excessive firearms control system has failed again. The excessive rules in place do not in any way increase pu blic safety, but merely contribute to an expensive and unnecessary regime which harms only those of lawful intent. Resources wasted on this fundamentally flawed firearms control regime could . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Dear Canadian National Firearms Association

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: A Modest Proposal On Firearms

For years the argument has been made that regulations related to firearms are just a means for the government to subjugate the populace.

However, I have never heard any of these same people object to the reality that the same government insists that they register their car, carry insurance on the vehicle and pay taxes . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: A Modest Proposal On Firearms

Left Over: The new Canadian Plague: Have We all been Infected?

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?

Montreal Simon: The Montreal Massacre and the Con War on Women

In my sadness over the death of Nelson Mandela, and because I'm so tired, I forgot that Friday was the anniversary of a monumental Canadian tragedy. That on a snowy day in Montreal twenty four years ago, an angry man with a gun stormed through an engineering school and killed fourteen young women. Fourteen . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Montreal Massacre and the Con War on Women

Montreal Simon: The Gun Lobby Goes After the Harper Cons

Well it seemed like a good idea at the time eh? Kill the long gun registry, screw those dead women, get the RCMP to hide the cost of destroying the records.And pleasure his rabid base.Because he thought they would be easily satisfied…

But unfortunately for Great Majority Hunter Leader they weren't. Read . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Gun Lobby Goes After the Harper Cons

Montreal Simon: Harperland: The Horror and the Resistance

If you want to know what Stephen Harper and his monstrous Con regime have done to this country, all you had to do was look around you today to see it in all its horror.

A Parliament shutdown by a Prime Minister to prevent the opposition from asking questions about a sordid scandal . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Harperland: The Horror and the Resistance

Montreal Simon: Lac-Mégantic and the Callousness of the Cons

As people in the shattered little town of Lac-Mégantic try to recover from the terrifying tragedy that struck their town.Try to come to terms with the fact that the bodies of many of their loved ones may never be found. As all over Canada people who live near railway lines wonder if they will . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Lac-Mégantic and the Callousness of the Cons

LeDaro: You Have to Register Your Car, But Not Your Gun

Stephen Harper abolished Canada’s long gun registry, considering it an infringement on gun rights. Harper wants to follow the American model it seems – where there are lax restrictions on gun ownership and purchase.

However, is that the model we want in Canada? Gun violence is a serious problem in the United States, . . . → Read More: LeDaro: You Have to Register Your Car, But Not Your Gun

Montreal Simon: The Slaughtered Children and the Gun Nutz

I'm sure you know how I feel about guns and gun violence. And how I feel about those who hurt children.So you can imagine how I feel about this horror.A heavily armed man opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school Friday leaving 27 dead — including 20 children — and forcing students to cower . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Slaughtered Children and the Gun Nutz

Montreal Simon: The Montreal Massacre and the Shameless Cons

It's hard to believe that it's been 23 years since their lives ended so suddenly and so brutally.Their faces still stare out at us, so young and full of hope.If they had lived some of them might have kids in university today. And some of their daughters might be studying to be engineers, striding . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Montreal Massacre and the Shameless Cons

Scott's DiaTribes: Quebec court makes Vic Toews very mad.

As you might have read, a Quebec Superior Court ruled that Ottawa must hand over gun registry data pertaining to Quebec over to the province, so it can help start up its own provincial gun registry:

In his decision, considered a victory for Quebec, Judge Marc-André Blanchard said the registry was created in a collaboration . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Quebec court makes Vic Toews very mad.

Montreal Simon: The Long-Gun Registry Lives !!!!!

At least in Québec.

The federal government’s plan to destroy all data from its long-gun registry is unconstitutional, a judge has ruled, giving Ottawa 30 days to hand to Quebec records collected from the province’s gun owners.

“Quebec didn’t embark in the project of setting up a registry knowing that it would later be . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Long-Gun Registry Lives !!!!!

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany…

Happy Canada Day edition! ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— About these “Harper Hates Me” buttons – I’m coming down on this issue on a side that you might not expect… Public servants who got in trouble for wearing “Stephen Harper Hates Me” buttons to work are fighting back. Several employees at the Canada Revenue Agency who were told to . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friday miscellany…

LeDaro: Stephen Harper and Vic Toews: Conservative Priorities

Safe: Child’s play.

Dangerous, may warrant police raids.

Conservative priorities are out of whack with reality: according to them, there’s money for fighter jets and prisons we don’t need, but cutting valuable staff from Environment Canada is okay… because there is not enough money? I guess Harper was worried that he and his tarsands buddies . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Stephen Harper and Vic Toews: Conservative Priorities

Excited Delirium: Why Vic Toews Laws are Worse Than Gun Laws

Stephen Harper’s Spying Laws will collect way more info than the Gun Registry ever did. And on ALL Canadians (not just the gun nuts).

Pop The Stack: Tell Vic Everything…but don’t worry, he doesn’t want to know about your guns

Update 2: Some more great examples of inconsistency, remember when the government used private information on Vets to smear their spokesperson?

Update 1: A version of this post can also be seen here at the Huffington Post.

Maybe you can help me figure something out. How is it exactly that the same Conservative government so . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Tell Vic Everything…but don’t worry, he doesn’t want to know about your guns

Pop The Stack: Tell Vic Everything…but don’t worry, he doesn’t want to know about your guns

Update 2: Some more great examples of inconsistency, remember when the government used private information on Vets to smear their spokesperson?

Update 1: A version of this post can also be seen here at the Huffington Post.

Maybe you can help me figure something out. How is it exactly that the same Conservative government so . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Tell Vic Everything…but don’t worry, he doesn’t want to know about your guns

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: What Vic Toews doesn’t know might hurt you

As the Conservative caucus wanders off tonight to celebrate their modest victory against the continuation of the life saving long gun registry by drinking the blood of gun violence victims with the gun lobby, we would be remiss if we did not point out how little Public Safety Minister Vic Toews knows about the bill . . . → Read More: Cowboys for Social Responsibility: What Vic Toews doesn’t know might hurt you

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: 50 calibre rifle found in Mountie shooting suspect’s truck

It’s a shame that the Harper Tories don’t think that rifles like the one described in this story need to be registered: The rifle was hidden inside, police say. It was not loaded, but a police dog team found a loaded .50-calibre magazine a short distance away. That type of rifle is considered to have . . . → Read More: Cowboys for Social Responsibility: 50 calibre rifle found in Mountie shooting suspect’s truck

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: As the Harper Tories prepare to deep six the life saving long gun registry

A couple of readings on law abidingness:

Police use the long gun registry

Police use the long gun registry

Gun collectors don’t always use the long gun registry

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: We stand with Irwin Cotler

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: When CPC MPs lie to Parliament

On Tuesday during the debate on the life saving long gun registry, Harper Tory MP Larry Miller compared gun control supporters to Hitler.

Shortly after Question Period that day, Miller stood up in the House and apologized for naming the “this evil guy”. Opposition MPs were less than satisfied, but the Harper Tories were quick . . . → Read More: Cowboys for Social Responsibility: When CPC MPs lie to Parliament

Impolitical: A banner day in Ottawa

Yes, it was a banner day in Ottawa yesterday, replete with Hitler references from a Conservative MP and a Canadian minister of the crown telling Canadians that Canada will now act on information gained from torture. The video above is Rae, in the scrum after the Commons goings on, commenting on both developments and . . . → Read More: Impolitical: A banner day in Ottawa