I must admit I was both surprised and shocked to see that James Moore has been named chancellor of the University of Northern British Columbia.After the way he handled the oil spill in Vancouver's English Bay. Which defied reason.And after his ye… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why James Moore Shouldn’t Be a University Chancellor
As the debates over the debates has raged on over the past several months, one thing is becoming increasingly clear. Journalists in Canada seem to be throwing out their duty of independence and holding our political parties to account for political favors; thus Canadians can’t rely on the media to do their traditional role of […] . . . → Read More: Mind Bending Politics: Big Media Influencing Canadian Election For Political Favoritism
It was in Frank, apparently the one day last month when I was not on the Internet. It’s seedy, a sex scandal, although everything between the two parties appears to have been consensual. And the Minister is a “nice guy”, and anyway it turns out he’s leaving politics. For the time being. Nevertheless, it seems . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: The Media Should Be Talking About This
As many of you have already heard, Industry Minister James Moore is leaving politics, today announcing that he will not be running in the upcoming federal election. Our community has had many ups-and-downs with Minister Moore over the years, and we thought we would spend a few minutes reflecting on some . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: "Less is Moore": The best and the worst of the Honourable James Moore
Well the last time we saw James Moore he was bobbing up and down in English Bay claiming that the Con's pathetic oil recovery effort was "world class."But now I'm delighted to report, the Con beluga has spouted his last blast of hot air, slipped below the surface.And become the latest high-profile Con to . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Clown James Moore Jumps Off the Harper Ship
Bye, bye, James Moore.
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Shit Harper Did warriors ambushed Industry Minister James Moore’s little party and rebuked the Conservatives’ “pathetic response” to the recent Vancouver oil spill.
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They were already the worst government Canada has ever known, a freakish horror show and a fascist circus. But as the economy heads south, and their desperation grows, Stephen Harper's Con clowns are sinking to new levels of depravity and incompetence.Because everywhere you look they are making fools out of themselves…Read more »
. . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Con Clown Circus Strikes Again
It couldn't have been a more monstrous or absurd sight.A day after a ship leaked about 3,000 litres of bulk oil into Vancouver's beautiful English Bay, And a few hours after the province's premier and the city's mayor blasted the slow federal response.The monstrous Con beluga James Moore broke through the oily sheen to . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The BC Oil Spill and the Con Clown James Moore
Well as we know only too well and too painfully, Stephen Harper has many screaming voices in his head. And he likes to play many roles.One moment he's Great Warrior Leader, the next moment he's Great Mother Leader.
But now, if you can believe it, he's posing a Great Used Car Salesman Leader. Trying . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Latest Shameless Con Scam
Shorter Brian Crowley: It turns out that finding “facts” and “evidence” about mythical trade barriers is tougher than I’d realized. In light of this adversity, can’t we just agree to accept my unsupported assertions as fact, and impose the most extreme anti-government policy my corporate benefactors can imagine in response?
This and that for your Thursday reading.
– Joseph Heath responds to Andrew Coyne in noting that an while there’s plenty of room (and need) to better tax high personal incomes, there’s also a need to complement that with meaningful corporate taxes: (A) crucial part of the Boadway and Tremblay proposal is to increase the . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links
Earlier today, citizens reacting to Stephen Harper’s approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline put B.C. Conservative MPs on notice.
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No, the Cons still can’t be bothered to try to actually identify mythical “trade barriers” as they push to give the corporate powers that be a practical veto over provincial governments. But they’re certainly trying to make the myth sound more terrifying – and they won’t meet anything more than mindless repetition from John Ivison.
. . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Also, James Moore is firmly devoted to swatting flies which threaten the very fabric of space-time
Ottawa has blocked telecom giants Bell and Rogers from gobbling up even more scarce and valuable wireless spectrum. Let’s keep up the pressure on Industry Minister Moore to rein in Big Telecom at https://openmedia.ca/gatekeepers
Article by Christine Dobby for Financial Post
TORONTO – Ottawa has blocked a bid by two of Canada’s . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Financial Post: Industry Minister Moore blocks Bell and Rogers from obtaining Nextwave’s wireless spectrum
Given the Prime Minister’s penchant for control, I suppose this story should come as no surprise, but does rather conspicuously give lie to his claim of running an open and transparent government, doesn’t it?
OTTAWA – Pity the poor government tweet, nearly strangled in its cradle before limping into the Twitterverse.
Newly disclosed documents . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Herr Harper: Master Of The Twitterverse
He's still hiding from Canadians, still huddled with his closest advisers. Still inviting us to enter his sinister parallel universe.
Have you seen 24 Seven yet? Watch the first one here: http://t.co/7z2DqhgtVS #cdnpoli— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) January 11, 2014
Still running from the media, still dodging responsibility from the sheltered comfort of . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Day of Reckoning
The National Post’s Christine Dobby looks back at Big Telecom’s efforts last year to limit your telecom choice. We know Big Telecom are gearing up for a huge fight in 2014 as they try to keep your bills sky-high.
Article by Christine Dobby for the National Post
Last summer a simmering dispute . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: National Post: Christine Dobby looks back at Canada’s telecom war of 2013
Were I of Dr. Pangloss’ rosy outlook and believed that this is the best of all possible worlds, I might have some sympathy for people like Industry Minister James Moore who, as most will probably have heard, recently opined that it is not his job to feed his neighbour’s child, an inapt remark for . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Were This The Best Of All Possible Worlds…
After coming to the aid of James Moore after the Industry Minister’s display of rabid child eating hate, Andrew is working up a new column in defense of Canada Post’s Deepak Chopra, another Harper appointee, who stated recently that that seniors would welcome the exercise brought about by the discontinuation of door-to-door mail service and the introduction of . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Andrew Coyne: The Case For Heartlessness
It was a remarkable gaffe — as defined by Michael Kinsley. Last Friday, James Moore gave us a brief statement of what he really believes, unvarnished by spin. When asked about the problem of child poverty, he answered, “The government says it’s my job to feed my neighbour’s child? I don’t think so.”
There . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Eminent Victorians
The past few days have not been great for public services in Canada. Canada Post will be phasing out home delivery of mail. Expansion of the Canada Pension Plan was scuttled at the finance ministers’ meeting. In the grand scheme of things, however, these are not extreme cutbacks. It’s not as if Canada Post is . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: The in-and-out trick: Thoughts on Canada Post, CPP and your child’s breakfast
The moral of this story is: when reporters are asking questions and getting replies from Conservative Cabinet Ministers, I’d advise to make sure they have recorded audio of the conversation, so the aforementioned Cabinet Minister can’t weasel their way out of whatever embarrassing or controversial comment they said by claiming they never said it or . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Moral of the James Moore story?