Montreal Simon: The Apocalyptic Destruction of The Harper Cons

Damn. As much as I hate doing it, I'm going to have to give Boss Harper some credit eh?The final collapse of his Con regime is turning out to be a heavenly show. And far more wonderfully apocalyptic than even I had hoped.For if on Wednesday it was Wallin, flying through the air on the ...

The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan Unexpectedly Resigns, Says He Lobbied A Tax Court Judge

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 15, 2013: Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan resigned from Prime Minister Stephen Harper‘s cabinet Friday after admitting that he lobbied a tax court judge on behalf of an unnamed constituent. Duncan, the Conservative MP for Vancouver Island North, issued a statement in which he said he wrote “a character reference letter to ...

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

This and that to end your week. – Bruce Campbell argues that Alberta should take a lesson from Norway on how to manage natural resources – and plenty of other provinces could stand to take notes as well: The Norwegian government owns 80 per cent of petroleum production, and retains roughly 85 per cent of ...

The Canadian Progressive: To Chief Theresa Spence, From Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan

by Obert Madondo: If it’s a Christmas present, it’s a terrible one. No, an insult. A window into the insidious, hostile and frozen core of political power in Canada under Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives. Yesterday, Christmas Day, Harper’s Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan wrote to Chief Spence, whose indefinite hunger strike here in Ottawa has ...

Stop the Insanity: Hey it’s Party Time – We have a Harper Anniversary to Celebrate!

Guess what today is!! (or was for you in the east) …. Would you believe that they have the nerve to ask for a donation of $7 or more in order to help them “keep Canada’s economy on track”; what’s wrong Harper?… have you already spent all the budget on yours and your buddy’s lavish ...

Stop the Insanity: Hey it’s Party Time – We have a Harper Anniversary to Celebrate!

Guess what today is!! (or was for you in the east) …. Would you believe that they have the nerve to ask for a donation of $7 or more in order to help them “keep Canada’s economy on track”; what’s wrong Harper?… have you already spent all the budget on yours and your buddy’s lavish ...

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to end your week. – Tim Harper suggests that the Cons are running out of options to try to push the Gateway pipeline on a thoroughly-opposed public in British Columbia. But in keeping with the Cons’ general view of the world as nothing but a public relations problem to be shouted down for ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your weekend reading. – Trish Hennessy points out that Rob Ford’s contemptuous attack on the idea of secure employment may offer an ideal contrast between the right-wing view of the economy and the stability citizens actually want for themselves: Remember when holding down a job for life was considered a sign of ...

Accidental Deliberations: So that’s the trick

Apparently it took a community housing crisis for the Cons to finally commit to…building a school which Attawapiskat has desperately needed for years. Which means that the housing problem too might be solved eventually – just as long as there’s another even larger and more immediate disaster that the Cons are trying to paper over.

Crazy Bitches R Us: Attawapiskat: Minister Dum-dum the Red Cross won’t swallow your spin.

A quick observation. In the media Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Dumdum wanted to convince reporters that he and his staff – who were so incompetent that they didn’t know there was a disaster at Attawapiskat in the first place – had the matter well in hand. (I guess the spinners had to make the choice: ...

Crazy Bitches R Us: Attawapiskat: Minister Dum-dum the Red Cross won’t swallow your spin.

A quick observation. In the media Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Dumdum wanted to convince reporters that he and his staff – who were so incompetent that they didn’t know there was a disaster at Attawapiskat in the first place – had the matter well in hand. (I guess the spinners had to make the choice: ...

Attawapiskat v. the patriarichal Prime Minister.

Today our Prime Minister is forcing Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence to pay $1300 a day for some Accountant to come into the community to take control of the local finances.  According to the CBC, The federal government is forcing the troubled Attawapiskat First Nation to  pay a private-sector consultant about $1,300 a day . . ...

Mike Holmes’s Holme-run

Mike Holmes said it best regarding the housing crisis in Attawapiskat. We need to stop building crap. It’s as simple as that Couple this with the allegation that the Government knew of the problems in Attawakpiskat for several years. Retired Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl recounted to Evan Solomon on CBC’s The House: It was ...