Ex-Harper appointee Mark Jaccard trashed the Conservatives’ support of the tar sands industry during a key Keystone XL summit in Washington D.C. on Monday.
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News roundup: November 30, 2013
Here are a few thoughts about recent Canadian political stories (in no particular order).
Liberal spin on the Toronto Centre by-election
Justin Trudeau and the federal Liberals have been falsely claiming they ran a wholly positive campaign in the Toronto Centre by-election, and that this is why they beat the “angry” and “negative” New Democratic Party (NDP).
First, the Liberals did go negative during that campaign, including distributing a flyer that was a personal attack against NDP leader Tom Mulcair. When called on it, the dishonest Liberals cynically claimed that the personal attack was not (Read more…)
This is what ShitHarperDid activists had to say Wednesday during a peaceful protest against Harper’s $1.2B CSEC complex in Ottawa: “I SPY A WASTE OF MONEY”
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I’m sick of reading and hearing people say things like “It’s not fair to suspend those senators without pay, without conducting a full investigation and giving them their day it court.”
The dishonourable Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau have already been proven guilty of embezzling from the Canadian taxpayers and of abusing the public trust. They have already been proven to not live in the houses they claimed as primary residences. In the cases of Duffy and Wallin, they have already been proven to not even live in the provinces that Harper appointed them to represent.
In (Read more…)
Because yesterday’s Throne Speech is being covered abundantly both in the mainstream press and in the blogosphere, I will keep this post brief to make but a few observations.
Unbelievably lacking in anything that could be called vision, the speech, it seems to me, is predicated on the totally false notion that all is well in our country, and a little bit of tinkering around the edges, via more ‘get tough on crime’ promises and the liberation of consumers from enslavement to bundled television packages, are all that is needed to carry the Harper cabal to election victory in 2015.
Whenever a new study or article comes out proving that the Canadian job market, compensation packages and standard of living are dwindling for most workers — especially young Canadians — the knee-jerk response from right-wing reactionaries is to sputter: ” Move to Alberta!” or “Go into the trades!” or “Go into the trades in Alberta!”
First, this is not a national economic plan. They are simplistic sermons by simple-minded blowhards who won’t let their ignorance hold them back from scolding others.
Second, many Canadians from across Canada have already taken those paths or are in the (Read more…)
“The War On Science: Muzzled Scientists and Willful Blindness in Stephen Harper’s Canada”, a new book by Canadian author Chris Turner, presents “a passionate and meticulously researched argument” against the Conservatives unrelenting war on Canadian science.
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I downloaded this image from Facebook. It perfectly sums up what Canadians are experiencing under the disgraced Harper Conservative government. The traitorous scum are slowly destroying Canada bit by bit, scandal by scandal, crime by crime, sell-off by sell-off, treason by treason. They are deliberately trying to wear us down until we stop caring that our country is being sucked dry by parasitic sociopaths. Do not give them the satisfaction.
Obviously, as you know, it is very clear by all objective measures that:
The Harper Conservatives are the most scandal-ridden government in Canadian history.
The Harper Conservatives are the most (Read more…)
That is something coming from the conservative government – especially Harper regime.
The Conservative government is launching a $1.3-billion free market in medical marijuana this Tuesday, eventually providing an expected 450,000 Canadians with quality weed. (Pawel Dwulit/Canadian Press)
Read CBC story here.
My friend Gary sent me this yesterday, an apocryphal story that nonetheless offers certain pleasures. Enjoy!
Stephen Harper’s great-great uncle.
No matter what side of the political fence you’re on, THIS is FUNNY andVERY telling! It just all depends on how you look at the same things.
Judy Harper an amateur genealogy researcher in Northern Ontario, wasdoing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered thatPrime Minister Stephen Harper’s great-great uncle, Remus Rudd, washanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Winnipeg in 1889. BothJudy and Stephen Harper share (Read more…)
Stephen Harper, Benign Dictator Gallery 3: Man of the people
This week, somebody posted an old quote by Stephen Harper (Canada’s worst prime minister) calling our country a “benign dictatorship”. That – combined with seeing Harper’s ridiculous staged photos from his northern propaganda tour – inspired me to put together a small sample of Harper in his some of his best dictator poses. There are pictures of Harper pointing at things, Harper waving at his photographer, Harper pretending to be in the military, Harper getting saluted, Harper hanging out with kids, and other fake scenes that would make Kim (Read more…)
Stephen Harper, Benign Dictator Gallery 2: Pretending to be in the military + being saluted
This week, somebody posted an old quote by Stephen Harper (Canada’s worst prime minister) calling our country a “benign dictatorship”. That – combined with seeing Harper’s ridiculous staged photos from his northern propaganda tour – inspired me to put together a small sample of Harper in his some of his best dictator poses. There are pictures of Harper pointing at things, Harper waving at his photographer, Harper pretending to be in the military, Harper getting saluted, Harper hanging out with kids, and other fake (Read more…)
Stephen Harper, Benign Dictator Gallery 1: Waving, pointing and staring
This week, somebody posted an old quote by Stephen Harper (Canada’s worst prime minister) calling our country a “benign dictatorship”. That – combined with seeing Harper’s ridiculous staged photos from his northern propaganda tour – inspired me to put together a small sample of Harper in his some of his best dictator poses.
There are pictures of Harper pointing or staring at imaginary objects, Harper waving at his photographer, Harper pretending to be in the military, Harper getting saluted, Harper hanging out with kids, and other fake scenes that (Read more…)
Stephen Harper, Canada’s scandal-ridden prime minister, went on a pre-election campaign tour in mid-August, raising funds for the Conservative Party and participating in highly choreographed, obviously staged photo ops (with nobody around but paid staff and a few hand-picked, highly screened locals).
As you know, Harper billed this whole propaganda tour to the Canadian taxpayers instead of the Conservative Party, because Harper falsely portrays these campaign trips as official government business.
During this propaganda-fest, Harper declared to a crowd of fawning Conservative Party fans: “What I’m telling you is that with the NDP and the Liberals, what you see (Read more…)
The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada urges the Harper government to reject Verizon’s bid to become Canada’s fourth largest telecoms carrier and, instead, establish a telecommunications Crown Corporation.
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Opponents of equitable, universal healthcare are using a corporate “communications” strategy known as Fear Uncertainty Doubt (FUD) to smear Canada’s “signature” social program, Medicare.
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One bit, if actually advanced, is mildly noteworthy:
A number of issues expected to be addressed in the coming months that may very well be included in the throne speech, say political observers, include: consumer-focused policies that help the middle class; combatting family violence and cyberbullying; and a renewed emphasis on democratic reform — including new rules on robocalls and reforming the scandal-plagued Senate.
A cyber-bullying measure of any kind is likely turn off the Libertarian corner of the base….Wah! Wah! Wah! Free Speech Free Speech Free SPeech!!…and maybe broaden their appeal a bit among progressives. See (Read more…)
Here is a blast from the past. A drunken, bloated Conservative senator Mike Duffy acts like a pompous, over-stuffed bag of Conservative shit, trying to defend Conservative overspending of our tax dollars by himself and 26 other recently appointed Conservative senators. NDP MP Peter Stoffer rightfully tears a strip off that Conservative porker. This was in early November 2009!
This exchange was brought on by the release of a study showing that the herd of Conservative senators appointed by Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper in 2008 and 2009 could end up costing Canadian taxpayers $177 million. Knowing what we know (Read more…)
The web blurb for Hello Canada! magazine states the following: HELLO! Canada brings you the latest celebrity & royal news from around the world.
This is what graces its current cover:
Impoverished indeed are we as a nation* if a minister as consistently and profoundly incompetent as Peter MacKay and his family are deemed worthy of celebrity status.
* Special thanks to Yoda for permission to use his always arresting syntax. Recommend this Post
Hooray! Sun News Network (SNN), aka Scum “News” lost their hypocritical bid to force all Canadian cable TV viewers to pay for their shitty channel regardless of whether we want to watch it.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) correctly declined to award special treatment to the undeserving TV station that should not even (Read more…)
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My GreenCarReports article on Tesla Model S sales in Canada this year has been popular enough to reach second-place in GCR’s “Most Popular this week” sidebar.
Very cool, and almost certainly indicative of the fact that Tesla fans are starved for sales data! After all, the company is about as forthcoming with monthly sales statistics as old Howard Hughes was, with public appearances. Too old a reference? How about Thomas Pynchon? Too obscure?
Well, they’re about as willing to disclose that information, as current Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is, of letting his MP’s speak freely. When (Read more…)
Harper’s Audit-the-Enemy Strategy Fulfills Nixon’s Dream, Mark Grandia, DESMOG CANADA
“…Not only do we now know that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office maintains a political enemy list, we also saw an extra $8 million dollars in new funding directed to Revenue Canada last year ‘to audit charities suspected of receiving foreign funding to finance political advocacy beyond the accepted 10% of overall activities allowed under CRA codes.’
“The audit funds became available after the Harper government named environmental groups and First Nations as ‘adversaries’ in a campaign to increase exports of tar sands bitumen to Europe and (Read more…)