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The Canadian Progressive: How a controversial dam threatens rights of Canada’s indigenous Innu people

The controversial Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador, Canada, “relies on local Innu people giving up their own lands.” It “joins a long history of dispossession in North America.”

The post How a controversial dam threatens rights of Canada’s indigenous Innu people appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The historic franchise decision #nlpoli

Tuesday was one of the most important anniversaries in our political history.As labradore reminded everyone, July 19 was the 70th anniversary of the day on which residents of Labrador – male and female alike – were able to voted in elections in the pla… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The historic franchise decision #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: labradore’s Labrador #nlpoli

For your summer reading enjoyment, here are five books on Labrador, courtesy of the always helpful Wallace McLean at labradore:Elizabeth Goudie, Woman of LabradorOriginally published in 1973, Woman of Labrador is Elizabeth Goudie’s enduring and candid … . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: labradore’s Labrador #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The ":new" Newfoundland #nlpoli

Every once in a while,  SRBP has featured a list of suggested books either for summer enjoyment or as in April 2006,  for anyone interested in reading about Newfoundland and Labrador.A recent email reminded your humble e-scribbler that it was… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The ":new" Newfoundland #nlpoli

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Labrador’s School System Causes Distraction

Send the teachers and administrators home for causing a distraction. Mistaking 2014 for 1914, they sent young women (and even a couple men) home for wearing clothing that showed some skin *gasp*.

This sort of body control aimed at women, has no place in a modern school system.

. . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Labrador’s School System Causes Distraction

calgaryliberal.com: What’s Next?

Don’t gloat. Don’t lose that smile. Don’t get distracted. The real goal is the election in 2015. The NDP have been pushed aside. In the 2012 byelection in Calgary-Centre the NDP went down to 2%, and in Labrador they were moved aside in today’s byelection. The Conservatives have been somewhat humbled — taking illegal donations . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: What’s Next?

The Canadian Progressive: Peter Penashue: Harper’s “strong voice” rarely heard in the House

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: A new analysis by democracy advocacy group, Samara, suggests that the Conservatives’ characterization of Peter Penashue as a “strong voice” for Labrador in the House of Commons is a grotesque political exaggeration. In fact, the Conservatives insulted our collective intelligence when they warned that “if Newfoundland and Labrador . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Peter Penashue: Harper’s “strong voice” rarely heard in the House

BigCityLib Strikes Back: A Spin-Able Victory

Upshot:  the anti-Justin Trudeau attack ads, which debuted in the Maritimes so as to get Peter Penashue his seat back, did not work.  In fact, given that this is a Forum poll, they probably didn’t work even worse than their top line number suggests.

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading.

– George Monbiot comments on the outsized influence of advertisers on children: How many people believe this makes the world a better place? A company called TenNine has hung hoardings in the corridors and common rooms of 750 British schools. Among its clients are Nike, Adidas, Orange, Tesco . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week.

– Michael Harris takes aim at Stephen Harper’s thugocracy: There is little that Stephen Harper has done that other prime ministers before him have not. But no one has used closure, time allocation, committee secrecy or omnibus legislation to a degree that renders Parliament itself irrelevant.

And he . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading.

– Ruy Teixeira discusses Branko Milanovic’s finding that on a global scale, income inequality is almost entirely locked in based on an individual’s place of birth and parents’ income: Milanovic asks “How much of your income is determined at birth?”  The answer: 80 percent of your income can . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week.

– Tanya Gold discusses how the UK Cons – like other right-wing parties around the globe – are seeking to minimize the effectiveness of government by declaring that anybody who can benefit from social support is inherently undeserving: How many benefits have been unfairly removed or reduced? But there . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Penashue Campaigns Early #cdnpoli

Kady at CBC learned that Peter Penashue’s campaign started while he was still a Minister, suggesting the Conservatives calculated at least one last photo-op before he stepped down as Minister and an MP for Labrador.

Yesterday I sent an email to Elections Canada and three MPs, regarding the startling lack of charges laid against . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Penashue Campaigns Early #cdnpoli

The Liberal Scarf: Labrador insta-analysis

I present to you some thoughts on the upcoming Labrador by-election. By the way, here is a link to donate to the Labrador FLA: https://action.liberal.ca/en/donate/Riding/10004

With the resignation of Conservative Minister Peter Penashue after he admitted his campaign took illegal donations, Labrador faces a fascinating by-election. Penashue is taking the rare step of running in the . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: Labrador insta-analysis

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The vanished Labrador fibre optic plan? #nlpoli

A bit more digging has turned up a CBC story from December 2010 that first reported Nalcor’s plan to include fibre optic cabling with the Labrador-Island Link for Muskrat Falls.

CBC reported that “Nalcor will use some of this [fibre optic] capacity. The rest will be for sale to companies like Bell Aliant.” 

For . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The vanished Labrador fibre optic plan? #nlpoli

Leftist Jab: Peter Penashue’s Statement Deconstructed