This Just in: Conservative Government Votes No-Confidence in Elections Canada

Thanks to Glen McGregor of the Ottawa Citizen I made my way to this article, which seems to be an editorial. It’s amazing that the Conservatives show complete contempt for this body, the very body that oversees elections in our country. I probably shouldn’t be too surprised though, since it was the RCMP who, at ...

When Dealing With Harper, It’s About Tone

Over the years many on the political left in Canada have been quick to demonize Harper as “the devil” or “out to destroy Canada”. Demonizing Harper is one sure-fire way to do several things A)Work to his advantage because he can easily say the opposition are emotional and over sensitive and cannot be trusted to ...

RPS Podcast: Privacy and Surveillance, The Vikileaks Edition

My new podcast is up. You can listen to it here. Enjoy Filed under: Harper Government, Harper Majority, Progressives Tagged: Ethics, OpenMedia.ca, Privacy, Surveillance, Vic Toews, Vikileaks

Globe & Mail editors pick Harper majority as story of the year

Globe editors relax in Florida for prescribed vacay following another Con victory party To celebrate, Globe editors put aside their crutches and patronizing air to low five each other over cocktails and wienies. No report on the obligatory congratulatory call from Stephen Harper although rumours of an army of nurses in attendance have . . . ...

The Year That Was: Canadians Politics in 2011

What a year 2011 was. Who would have thought in January that the Conservatives would, by May, have a majority government? That the Bloc, so long a dominant force in Quebec, would be reduced to numbers not seen since the early 1990′s? That the Liberals would be reduced to third party status? That a social ...

Harper: The Private Members Bill Puppet Master

Doesn’t it seem too much of a coincidence that upon the resumption of the new session of parliament all these new private members bills are coming from his back benches? Certainly there have been private members bills before but usually they are pretty anemic, the exception being the Gun Registry bill from last September that ...

Murray Dobbin’s Blog: Do Something

Do something Posted: 11 Apr 2011 05:24 PM PDT This is one of those elections where you can imagine your children or grandchildren (if you have any) will ask you years later what you were doing when the country was lost. Did you try to stop this man, grandpa? Did you campaign against the Conservative, ...

Murray Dobbin’s Blog: A Harper Majority and the remaking of Canada

A Harper majority and the remaking of Canada Posted: 09 Apr 2011 05:23 PM PDT, Reposted: April  11th 11:36 am. Stephen Harper’s announcement that he is going to reach his deficit elimination goal a year early and do it by lopping $11 billion off federal spending is in effect lifting the veil on his long ...

Murray Dobbin’s Blog: Contemplating the Unthinkable Harper Majority

The lastest from Murray Dobbin’s blog. I just couldn’t have put it any better then Murray, so here is his most recent blog about why we SHOULD be afraid of a Harper majority. Contemplating the Unthinkable Harper Majority Posted on March 28, 2011 by murraydobbin  It’s been a long five years for Stephen Harper, his gaggle ...

Bouquets of Gray: Harper lowers expectations

In today’s speech celebrating his five years as Prime Minister, Stephen Harper is reported to have said: “We are in this minority government. We haven’t been able to pass what we want to pass. But that doesn’t mean we have forgotten … there will be an elected senate and we will get rid of that ...