Stephen Harper proves, time and time again, he is a poor judge of character.
Here’s a selection of the growing laundry list of Harper government™ appointees that have gone bad…
Bruce Carson Arthur Porter Christiane Ouimet Bev Oda Peter Penashue Patrick Brazeau Pamela Wallin Mike Duffy Nigel Wright Saulie Zajdel
You remember Bruce Carson, a [former] top adviser to PMSH?
And, then there was that $90K cheque from PMSH’s right-hand man, Nigel Wright, to Mike Duffy…
Well, now there’s Saulie Zajdel… you remember Saulie Zajdel, right?
Saulie Zajdel was arrested this morning by Sûreté de Québec and faces five charges, including abuse of confidence, defrauding the government and acts of corruption in municipal affairs.
FYI: Saulie Zajdel left municipal politics in 2009.
Presumably, these [alleged] crimes took place before Saulie Zajdel was vetted as a candidate to the Conservative Party of Canada… so, what does (Read more…)
By: Obert Madondo Twitter: @Obiemad
Earlier this month, the Federal Court heard oral arguments in the Hupacasath First Nation’s legal case against the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPA) trade deal. The Hupacasath, a small band in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, argued that the deal infringed on their inherent Aboriginal title and rights. And that they weren’t consulted as required by the Canadian Constitution.
In its rebuttal, the Harper Government used baseless arguments. For example, the Conservatives argued that Canadians had been invited to respond to FIPA since 2008. The truth is: the deal was negotiated in secret.
Here’s (Read more…)
Federal funding for a hydro project in Newfoundland and Labrador is tied to the condition that the province removes minimum processing rules in the fisheries. The Council of Canadians accuses the Harper government of bullying provinces to accept EU trade deal.
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These photos are just begging to have captions or speech bubbles added.
What a bunch of crooks and parasites these Conservatives are — all brought to power by cheating, lying and taking advantage of an antiquated, semi-democratic, rigged system.
We warned you, but millions didn’t listen. Many still remain oblivious. Will Canadians ever learn?
The CBC is threatening to take the Harper Conservatives to court over their attempt to impose dictatorship-style control on the Crown corporation through budget Bill C-60.
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● “People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook.” – disgraced American president Richard Nixon
● “I don’t recall. I don’t recall that.” – disgraced American president Ronald Reagan
● “A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It’s a proof. (Read more…)
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It is a small change for Harper. But how is taxpayers’ money being spent? Maybe Harper built another fake-lake. This time for himself.
This morning I saw a few minutes of a CBC Newsworld political panel and again concluded that Canada must abolish its senate immediately. Abolish it now! There is no time for messing about.
The dishonourable, fraud-committing senate serves no legitimate purpose in this day and age, and it’s debatable whether it ever did. The unelected, patronage-appointed, archaic institution is an insult to democracy; costs us an obscene amount of tax money; and provides a bad example to young Canadians that crime does pay. It is nothing but a den of Liberal and Conservative crooks and liars living high on the (Read more…)
It’s April 27, 2013: a few days after my blog’s first anniversary, the weekend of Rebelfest in Hamilton, and a few days before International Workers’ Day (aka Mayday, aka the real Labour Day). Additionally, April 28 is International Day of Mourning for workers who were killed or injured on the job. A lot has happened since my last post, and here are just a few tidbits.
● Rita MacNeil – singer, political activist and sex abuse survivor – died on April 16 at the age of 68. The down-to-earth artist was always on the (Read more…)
Council of Canadians denounces Harper decision to kill the Health Council of Canada By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Canada`s leading progressive citizen’s advocacy group says it`s appalled by Harper’s decision to kill the Health Council of Canada. In a press release issued earlier this week, the Council of Canadians said it’s “sadly not shocked” by [...]
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By: Canadian Health Coalition | Press Release: OTTAWA, April 17, 2013 – The Canadian Health Coalition issued an urgent alert to Canadians in light of today’s news that the Harper Government is terminating its funding of the Health Council of Canada. “This announcement signals Harper’s intention to withdraw essential federal leadership from [...]
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By: United Steelworkers | Press Release: TORONTO, April 10, 2013 – The United Steelworkers (USW) is calling for the resignation of Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, over her mishandling of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The recent disclosure that RBC is replacing Canadian employees by outsourcing jobs to [...]
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Brian Mulroney is going to be part of Canada’s official gaggle of groupies at Maggie Thatcher’s Bukkake party on April 17, 2013 in London, England.
Yes, that Mulroney; the disgraced former prime minister who took bribes, defrauded Canadians of millions of dollars, cheated on his taxes and resigned under a cloud of corruption (not necessarily in that order). Stephen Harper, Canada’s disgraced current prime minister, is the shithead who invited him for the free ride.
No doubt the dishonourable John “Angry” Baird will be there too. He met Thatcher once, and even named his cat after her. What a pussy!
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RBC declares war against Canadian workers:
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is firing dozens of its employees in Canada and replacing them with lower-paid temporary foreign workers. RBC is forcing their soon-to-be-unemployed Canadian employees to train their own replacements. RBC made $7.5 billion in profits in 2012. Also about a year ago, they increased their service fees.
The RBC website insanely claims that it is:
One of Canada’s “Best 50 Corporate Citizens” One of Canada’s “50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations” One of the “Best Workplaces in Canada” Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures
Don’t be confused into believing
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New study confirms government misled public on Environmental Assessment ‘delays’ By: Sierra Club Canada | Press Release: OTTAWA – A study published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences found environmental assessments triggered by the Fisheries Act prior to the 2012 omnibus bill were NOT taking too long to [...]
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By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault has acceded to a request by the Environmental Law Centre at the University of Victoria and Democracy Watch to investigate the Harper government’s muzzling of federal scientists, says a report in the Toronto Star. The request had asked her office to investigate “systematic efforts [...]
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Another first for the UN-phobic Harper government. After earning the distinction of being first to bail out of Kyoto, they are now the first to jump ship from the UN’s convention on drought. Why? Less to do with the needed work the convention is actually doing and more because in the eyes of the government it’s a bureaucratic “talkfest” and not deploying Canadian funds in a fashion the government deems acceptable.
The move prompted leader of the Greens, Elizabeth May, to tweet that “Canada is the North Korea of environmental law” – a remark she stands by – here.
. . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Harper government ‘an embarrassment’ with bailout on U.N. drought convention "talkfest"
Environmental charities ‘laundering’ foreign funds, [Minister of the Environment Peter] Kent says, CBC News, May 1, 2012
Some charitable environmental groups in Canada are “laundering” funds from offshore donors to obstruct Canada’s environmental assessment process, Environment Minister Peter Kent says.
Kent made the comment Tuesday in a wide-ranging interview on CBC’s Power & Politics when asked by host Evan Solomon to clarify a comment he made earlier on CBC Radio’s The House.
In The House interview that aired Saturday, Kent said the government has been concerned charitable agencies have been used “to launder offshore foreign funds for inappropriate use
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By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Official Opposition has unequivocally condemned the ongoing genocidal violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma. A systematic campaign of violence facilitated by and at times involving state security forces and government officials since June 2012 has displaced more than 125,000 Rohingya and Kaman Muslims in western [...]
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Here are some unintentionally hilarious excerpts from an old interview with Jim Flaherty, Canada’s worst finance minister. The article was published by the pro-Conservative (and plagiarism-tolerant) Globe and Mail.
It was the height of Trudeaumania, and the Flaherty clan was right in the middle of it. But over the following decade, as the hockey-mad undergrad transformed into a Bay Street lawyer, he became disenchanted with Pierre Trudeau. “I thought it was really quite irresponsible, these deficits and debt and the inflation that followed,” he says.
So, like his boss Stephen Harper, Flaherty was a Liberal before becoming an anti-Canadian extremist.
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Jim Flaherty, the most incompetent finance minister in Canadian history, released his pathetic 2013 budget on March 21 and almost immediately snuck off to Hong Kong, en route to Thailand. He only stopped in Vancouver along the way – to give a scripted speech to an exclusive audience of Conservative-friendly corporate insiders. He won’t be back in parliament until at least the middle of April.
Flaherty understood that his piece-of-crap budget of cooked-up dollar figures and phony economic projections was indefensible, so he did what any coward would do: run away. That was no surprise. What is
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Damn it, Janet! It’s not the Harper Government. It’s the Government of Canada. And so it shall forever remain. By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive You know the power of a dictator-style personalty cult is at work when a federal agency rebrands a country in the name of the great and Dear [...]
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By: Idle No More | Press Release: Idle No More has sparked an awakening of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples internationally in support for democracy, human rights and environmental protections. In three short months, the movement has succeeded in raising global consciousness through education, cultural resurgence, and democratic political activism. We have [...]
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Members of Canada’s centrist New Democratic Party (NDP) caucus sing the Stompin’ Tom Connors song “Bud the Spud”, which is about a character who — unlike the fraudulent Conservative senator Mike Duffy — lives in Prince Edward Island. The guitarists are Charlie Angus and Andrew Cash, who were professional musicians before being elected to parliament.
In response to the death of Connors, our treasonous and hypocritical Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper — a terrible amateur musician and singer — said: “At this key juncture, I hope [Canadian music fans] can now build for themselves a better, brighter future based on