Politics and its Discontents: Anyone Up For A Citizen’s Arrest?

That is the question Toronto lawyer Paul Cavalluzzo essentially asks, given the egregious contempt for law that the Harper government in general, and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander in particular, is showing regarding refugee health care: Our government has clearly refused to comply with an order in a case in which the court found that the ...

Politics and its Discontents: No Disagreement Here

H/t The Toronto Star And a Toronto Star reader weighs in on the issue: Re: RCMP investigating Nigel Wright, PM says, Nov. 20 If Prime Minister Stephen Harper didn’t know about illegal payments being made to Senator Mike Duffy (as he has claimed on numerous occasions) he doesn’t deserve to be in the office. We ...

Politics and its Discontents: Plausible Deniability?

After watching the Prime Minister’s ongoing repetitive and wholly unconvincing responses to Thomas Mulcair’s incisive questions during Question Period, and after reading the latest details of the RCMP investigation into the scandal engulfing his government, I couldn’t help but wonder if Stephen Harper, as a youngster, was unduly influenced by Hogan’s Heroes and perhaps identified ...

Politics and its Discontents: Rick Mercer’s Disgust With Harper

The following video is self-explanatory, but if you would like to read more about it and the Harper clan’s seemingly endless capacity to not answer questions, check out this link to The Huffington Post. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: On The Harper Regime’s Lawlessness

Once again, Star readers come through with their perceptive indictments of the Harper regime’s contempt for both the rule of law and democracy: Re: Ottawa’s misrule of law, Opinion July 17 Professor Audrey Macklin’s piece on Ottawa’s disrespect for the law points to a culture of justice by vendetta and racism in this government. How ...

Politics and its Discontents: Two Letters About Omar Khadr

Yesterday I wrote a post on the contempt for the rule of law evident in the Harper regime’s refusal to thus far repatriate Omar Khadr from Guantanimo. Following are two thoughtful letters on the topic from today’s Star I am taking the liberty of reproducing: I am disgusted at the vitriol spewed by some people ...

Politics and its Discontents: Contempt For Law Invites Contempt Of Harper Government

Despite its well-oiled propaganda machine spewing out rhetoric defending its ‘law-and-order-agenda’, the Harper regime is so awash in its contempt for the actual rule of law and its moral underpinnings as to fill any right-thinking person with nausea. While countless instances of this contempt abound, probably one of the most egregious is its refusal to ...