Babel-on-the-Bay: Choosing a new leader for Canada’s Tories.

The date has been set: May 27, 2017. That is when the Conservative Party of Canada chooses a replacement for former leader Stephen Harper and Acting Leader Rona Ambrose. Looking for an abbreviation to use on the calendar, we call it ConCon. We have no idea where ConCon will be held or what form it ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Haters Gonna Hate

And Liars Gonna Lie. So, one might expect @jkenney to retract that statement today but, I'm guessing, blame the mistake on bad information from DND and/or CDS. — Glen McGregor (@glen_mcgregor) April 1, 2015 Here's @jkenney's statement in #HOC about precision-guided munitions, that has since be contradicted by the CDS. http://t.co/X46iazLvap — Glen McGregor (@glen_mcgregor) ...

The Disaffected Lib: Jason Kenney Shows His True Colours

And they’re the colours of a serial liar.  Methinks he’s over his head as minister of defence but maybe he’s just practising for the job he really wants. We’ve been told by Kenney and his aide of Russian fighters buzzing a Canadian frigate in the Black Sea.  Worse yet, according to Kenney a pair of ...

The Right-Wing Observer: Tory Misuse of Holocaust is Offensive

The carefully orchestrated Conservative Campaign of Confusion continued today as the Harper Tories repeatedly exploited and misused one of the world’s most baggage-laden words. The Tory Word of the Day on March 3, 2015 was “HOLOCAUST”. No fewer than two Tory ministers today grievously used this word in an attempt to increase public acceptance of Bill C-51, the ...

The Disaffected Lib: Screw Oversight! In HarperLand, We Watch YOU, You Don’t Watch Us.

What’s the point in having domestic spying if it means you’re going to be, oh I don’t know, “accountable?” Canada’s Closet Clausewitz, def min Jason Kenney, says there’ll be no additional oversight of national security operatives after the Harper government rams through bill C-51. Defence Minister Jason Kenney, who has functioned as the government’s lead ...

Left Over: Canada’s Burger King Kenney Doubles Down

  http://montrealsimon.blogspot.ca/2014/04/the-monster-burger-and-inner-torment-of.html It’s even creepier than you know, Simon..yesterday, our NDP politicians here in BC were speaking to the media after a meeting with the Victoria, BC  TFWs that will “not be getting their work permits renewed or be able to apply for permanent status” now that their Golden Arches jobs will be over  as ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Brothers in Weyburn

Brothers restaurant owner in #Weyburn says he can't comment on TFW controversy due to employee privacy. #yqr #sask http://t.co/l6GwqSj5G5— Kim Smith (@KimSmithGlobal) April 22, 2014 Then this: #Weyburn restaurant releases statement: 'entirely their choice to reject our offer of employment…' #sask #yqr #TFWP http://t.co/Ioh4c0C5u9— Kim Smith (@KimSmithGlobal) April 23, 2014 The so called Temporary Foreign ...

The Disaffected Lib: Who Will Lead the Tories into the 2015 Election?

If there was just one thing that Tories learned from Monday’s by-elections it was that they’re up against a resurgent Liberal challenge with Justin Trudeau at the helm.  They probably didn’t need the by-elections to tell them that, by contrast, their own leader is becoming increasingly unpopular if not outright toxic to Tory fortunes. Stephen ...

The Scott Ross: The Real Problem For BC Liberals

It’s not the low poll numbers or the ethnic voter outreach controversy, the real problem for the BC Liberals is that there are BC Liberals who want a problem. Considering it was just 2011 when the federal Conservatives’ ethnic voter strategy made headlines it’s more than obvious that the current outrage against Christy Clark and ...

The Scott Ross: And Today Conservatives Respect Police Chiefs

Conservatives only respect police when police agree with Conservatives. In 2010 Conservative MP Candice Bergen, then Candice Hoeppner, dismissed the opinion of the Canadian Association of Police Chiefs (CAPC) when they supported maintaining the long gun registry. She sent out a press release saying the organization of top cops didn’t speak for police.  Fastforward to ...