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Politics and its Discontents: Happy New Year

With the dawning of 2014, may the new year see increasing numbers of Canadians who:

REJECT the Conservative Party of Canada and its efforts to excise the heart and soul of our country;

RENEW their faith in a fair, just and compassionate Canada

REENGAGE in the democratic and political process as agents of change

RECLAIM . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Happy New Year

Politics and its Discontents: Oh So True

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Politics and its Discontents: Mike Duffy Tried To Influence CRTC Decision on Sun Media

There just seems to be no bottom to this cesspool. Now the Puffster is said to have tried to subvert the CRTC hearing so that the money-losing Sun News gets its wish to be carried on basic cable.

You can watch the video here.

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Politics and its Discontents: I Know This Is Probably Getting A Tad Tiresome But

…. people showing such contempt for my intelligence really inflames me:

A senior PMO official told Fife that Duffy couldn’t afford to repay the $90,000 and did not want to borrow money from a bank, fearing that his wife would be stuck with the large debt if he died suddenly from a heart attack. Duffy . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: I Know This Is Probably Getting A Tad Tiresome But

Politics and its Discontents: Ethical Transgression Be Damned

One of the few journalists today holding the Harper regime to public account, Lawrence Martin, has a very interesting assessment of yesterday’s minimalist cabinet shuffle, and offers a rather damning indictment of the Conservatives’ ethical myopia at ipolitics.ca.

The piece also offers the reader a sharp contrast to the Harper tribute presented over at . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Ethical Transgression Be Damned