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CuriosityCat: Keystone: Harper & TransCanada asleep at the switch

Read this Bloomberg News article for an interesting analysis of the events behind the Obama stalling of the Keystone Pipeline approvals. Harper, a micro-manager at home, appears oblivious to how the environmental forces operate in the US, and TransCanada missed the boat, as well:

On Aug. 31, just after the State Department passed . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Keystone: Harper & TransCanada asleep at the switch

CuriosityCat: The Harper Government lacks a strategic vision for Canada’s oil industry

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Those Albertans who have voted for Harper’s Conservatives in election after election must be starting to wonder whether Stephen Harper and his Cabinet are the best choice for their main industry: oil. They should start to worry, because the Harper Tories are displaying yet again their incompetence when it . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: The Harper Government lacks a strategic vision for Canada’s oil industry

CuriosityCat: Justin Trudeau: The Tide Turneth

The National Post has an exclusive poll that shows that the Liberal Party would win a national election if Justin Trudeau became its leader:

In an exclusive poll conducted for the National Post, Forum found if Mr. Trudeau were leader of the Liberal Party and an election were held today, the Grits would win, . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Justin Trudeau: The Tide Turneth

CuriosityCat: The London Whale: The Massive Gambles our Regulators and Banks are taking and why You will pay

We have all heard of the London Whale and his role in betting $100 billion (that’s $100,000,000,000)on derivatives and losing several billion for the proud and now humbled JPMorgan. And there’s one article you just have to read to understand why this can happen, has happened, and will happen, and why you – the . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: The London Whale: The Massive Gambles our Regulators and Banks are taking and why You will pay

CuriosityCat: Harper’s government is finding out that if you mess with our Parliament, you mess with Canadians

The inner core of Stephen Harper and his Reform-factioned Conservative Party revolves around an authoritarian streak a mile wide, and a distaste for our democratic institutions (Parliament, the civil service, the courts) that they seldom conceal. Having treated the House of Commons with contempt, through not answering questions, changing the committee system into a . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Harper’s government is finding out that if you mess with our Parliament, you mess with Canadians

CuriosityCat: Today’s UK lesson for Canada’s ‘Harper Tories’

Local elections were held in 181 local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland. The results for the Conservative government of PM David Cameron, and his coalition partners, the Lib-Dems, were severe: Britain’s governing conservatives took an electoral bruising Friday in local elections as voters punished them for biting austerity measures and a stalled economy…

. . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Today’s UK lesson for Canada’s ‘Harper Tories’

CuriosityCat: French Presidential election holds out hope for millions of Europeans

The reason is that France seems destined for a new Socialist President this Sunday, replacing the feisty Sarkozy, and dramatically changing the permissible dialogue in every capital of every democratic country in the world, as thisarticle explains: Sarkozy and the other Hooverites

The French Socialist candidate Francois Hollande, challenging outgoing right-wing president Nicolas Sarkozy, . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: French Presidential election holds out hope for millions of Europeans

CuriosityCat: Harper Tory Government is a bad manager of our economy, says Auditor-General

Harper’sgovernment is responsible for the proper functioning of the civil service. Oneof their key jobs is to ensure that Canada’s affairs are run in a competentfashion, lest we slip into the banana republic kind of nonsense that Greece andItaly have. A keyresponsibility is for the government to collect taxes which are owed. Harper isfailing Canadians . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Harper Tory Government is a bad manager of our economy, says Auditor-General