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The Canadian Progressive: Trudeau urged to reject pressure to champion expansion of tar sands operations, pipelines

On Wednesday, over 40 Canadian groups wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal cabinet and urged them to reject the pressure to champion the expansion of tar sands operations and pipelines. The post Trudeau urged to reject pressure to ch… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Trudeau urged to reject pressure to champion expansion of tar sands operations, pipelines

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week.- Tyler Hamilton offers a roundup of the growing threat of climate change – and Canada’s shameful contribution to making it worse. – Andy Blatchford reports on the Libs’ plans for a massive selloff of federal p… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Alberta Politics: Same old same old at the CPC: The Conservative boss hasn’t gone crazy, and he may even be the same guy …

PHOTOS: The Conservative Party of Canada is still singin’ the same old tune – Stephen Harper’s. (CBC photo.) Below: Senator Mike Duffy, former Conservative cabinet member Jason Kenney, Manitoba Tory MP Candice Bergen, Ontario Court Judge Charles … . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Same old same old at the CPC: The Conservative boss hasn’t gone crazy, and he may even be the same guy …

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week.- The BBC reports that even UK business groups are acknowledging that excessive executive pay is leading to public concern and distrust in the state of the economy. And Alex Hern notes that Steve Wozniak for one isn’t … . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Montreal Simon: The Con Propaganda Machine’s Latest Assault on Justin Trudeau

It seems a long time ago since the days when the Cons were bombarding us with their foul attack ads.Attacking Justin Trudeau over and over again, with ads that always ended by claiming that he's "just not ready."Until the day he proved he… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Propaganda Machine’s Latest Assault on Justin Trudeau

Montreal Simon: How Young Canadians May Have Won Justin Trudeau His Majority

For months before the last election, I worked with many others to try to get young Canadians to vote.And at the end of that long campaign I addressed this last post to them. Show them that young Canadians will never never be slaves. Answer the ca… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: How Young Canadians May Have Won Justin Trudeau His Majority

Montreal Simon: How Justin Trudeau Disarmed and Conquered His Enemies

It's a strange world. Yesterday I wrote about how the Con media had underestimated Justin Trudeau.Only to end up badly, or end up looking ridiculous.Now one of those Harper spear chuckers, Michael Den Tandt, has been forced to admit that they … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: How Justin Trudeau Disarmed and Conquered His Enemies

In-Sights: The doctor prescribes

Few people have led lives more unique than Dr. Mike Webster. After success as a pro football player, Iron Mike earned a place in the Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame. He then practiced as a clinical psychologist and worked frequently with police service… . . . → Read More: In-Sights: The doctor prescribes

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading.- Alexander Panetta reports on the G20′s agreement on the need to crack down on tax evasion – as well as the steps Canada needs to take to get our own house in order:The final communique warned of actions against c… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

Montreal Simon: The Con Media’s Fatal Underestimation of Justin Trudeau

As I've mentioned before, the tired, hapless hacks in our MSM underestimated Justin Trudeau from the time he decided to run for office.For them and their Con masters Justin just wasn't ready.And even though he rebuilt the shattered Liberal Part… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Media’s Fatal Underestimation of Justin Trudeau

Alberta Politics: Just when the nattering nabobs of neoliberal negativism felt safe to write off the NDP, the crack of Doomsday opens!

PHOTOS: Actor David Suchet as Agatha Christie’s imaginary Hercule Poirot. Below: Postmedia Alberta Frankenpaper political columnist Lorne Gunter, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Alberta Prosperity Fund President Barry Mc… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Just when the nattering nabobs of neoliberal negativism felt safe to write off the NDP, the crack of Doomsday opens!

Montreal Simon: Tom Mulcair’s Sad Return to the House of Commons

In some ways it was a stirring sight. Tom Mulcair returning to the House of Commons after his humiliating defeat at the NDP leadership convention.Standing tall and getting a standing ovation.Two days after his fellow New Democrats made a dramatic sho… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Tom Mulcair’s Sad Return to the House of Commons

Alberta Politics: The mystery of NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair’s long fall: Why didn’t he see it coming?

PHOTOS: NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair accepts his defeat at his party’s national convention in Edmonton yesterday. Below: Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman, Alberta Federation of Labour President Gil McGowan, former Ontario NDP leader Stephen Lewis and Albert… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: The mystery of NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair’s long fall: Why didn’t he see it coming?

Alberta Politics: Pipeline perceptions, percentages and past Parliamentary performance dog NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair in Alberta’s capital

PHOTOS: Thomas Mulcair in Edmonton … shortly before the disappointing federal election on Oct. 19, 2015. Below: Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff, former NDP MP and leadership candidate Peggy Nash, and influential Alberta union leader… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Pipeline perceptions, percentages and past Parliamentary performance dog NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair in Alberta’s capital

Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau’s Plan to Turn the Liberal Party Into a Movement

Justin Trudeau has been underestimated from the moment he decided to run for office.And even after boldly moving the Liberal Party to the left of the NDP, breaking the deficit taboo, and winning a strong majority, I still hear a lot of people saying th… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Justin Trudeau’s Plan to Turn the Liberal Party Into a Movement

Montreal Simon: Is Justin Trudeau’s Political Honeymoon Finally Over?

Oh well, I suppose it couldn't last forever. Justin Trudeau couldn't continue to reach new heights of popularity.Without having to wear an oxygen mask.So it seems that his long political honeymoon may finally be over.Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Is Justin Trudeau’s Political Honeymoon Finally Over?

Montreal Simon: Celebrating a Great Day in the Life of the New Canada

I suppose I could have asked for one more thing to make yesterday an even more perfect day.I could have asked the Great Polar Bear God of the Great White North to make it stop raining, and make spring feel like spring not winter.But that would have bee… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Celebrating a Great Day in the Life of the New Canada

Northern Reflections: Not On His Father’s Terms

There are those who claim that Justin Trudeau became prime minister because of his name. And, in his first month’s in office I find myself comparing him — unfavourably to his father. Lawrence Martin argues that, in many ways, Justin is not his father’… . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Not On His Father’s Terms

Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose Accuses the Liberals of Waging Class Warfare

Well move over Margaret Wente, we have a new Canadian Marie Antoinette.A new champion of the suffering bourgeoisie now known as the one percent.Who wants everyone to know that being rich isn't easy.That she's not crazy or desperateRead more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose Accuses the Liberals of Waging Class Warfare

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 12: Bombings, and bodies, keep piling up

Another week, another atrocity. This time, it’s Brussels, Belgium (a city described in January by Donald Trump as a “hellhole”) that came under sophisticated and yet cowardly attack by ISIS on Tuesday. Bombs went off in three locations leaving at least 30 people dead. That an attack would happen in Brussels is hardly surprising. The […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 12: Bombings, and bodies, keep piling up

Alberta Politics: Questions without answers: Why are our U.S. allies so ambivalent about ISIS, and what does it mean for Canada?

PHOTOS: U.S. State Department spokesperson Mark Toner. (Screen grab from C-SPAN.) Below: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Conservative interim Opposition Leader Rona Ambrose and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. For all we know, Syrian President Bashar a… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Questions without answers: Why are our U.S. allies so ambivalent about ISIS, and what does it mean for Canada?

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week.- Susan Delacourt writes that the Libs’ federal budget is best seen as requiring an overriding “to be continued”. And Don Martin flags a few points which may prove important later – including what might be an unexplain… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Montreal Simon: The Dark and Desperate Cons and the Sunny Budget

Wherever Rona Ambrose goes at the stroke of midnight to receive her instructions from Stephen Harper.You know that both of them must be screaming with frustration at the sight of Justin Trudeau's budget.For they must surely know it's going to m… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Dark and Desperate Cons and the Sunny Budget

Alberta Politics: Tory victory in Calgary-Greenway riding turns ‘unite the right’ merger on Wildrose terms into political roadkill

PHOTOS: Progressive Conservative candidate Prabhdeep Gill, centre, celebrates after last night’s results were announced in the Calgary-Greenway by-election. (CBC photo.) Below: The night’s biggest loser, arguably, was Opposition Leader Brian Jean. … . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Tory victory in Calgary-Greenway riding turns ‘unite the right’ merger on Wildrose terms into political roadkill

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Wildrose defeated by “Justin Trudeau Liberal” in Calgary-Greenway by-election

Prab Gill won today’s by-election in Calgary-Greenway with 27 percent of the vote, holding the northeast Calgary electoral district for his Progressive Conservative Party. The by-election was triggered after the death of popular MLA Manmeet Bhull… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Wildrose defeated by “Justin Trudeau Liberal” in Calgary-Greenway by-election